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Top Ten Enchanted Wood | #WyrdandWonder | #TropeTuesday | #TopTenTuesday

It is the first Top Ten Tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) post within Wyrd and Wonder and for most of the month I’ll be using the #TropeTuesday prompts from our photo challenge.

Today is Enchanted Wood which can be taken quite broadly of course. I mean is the forest and trees itself magical or is it called that for the creatures that live there? There are so many ways to take a prompt like that. Some might find some of these a stretch but it is what comes straight to mind that counted for me.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Cabeswater is the forest that is attached to the ley lines. It is a forest but inside the laws of physics and reality are quite flexible. One can influence the state of the forest. If that isn’t an enchanted forest.

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Vasilia lives on the edge of the Russian wilderness. Against all wishes she often goes into the woods and worships the old spirits. She finds in herself gifts that are unwanted but needed to protect those she loves. The woods play more roles in the later books too.

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

The Wintersong duology is a retelling of The Goblin King. Liesl has always found tales of The Gobling King interesting. But when her sister gets taken she must find her way to the Underground. Goblins and fae are so often at the very heart of an enchanted woods tale. And the Underground lies under the woods with all kinds of magicky planty things.

Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

Silver in the Wood tells the story of the Wild Man who lives in the Greenhollow. Greenhollow is more than the wood it appears and the Wild Man is more attached to it than you might think.

The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams

The world in The Winnowing Flame has been warped as has been the woods. Especially in this installment they spend a lot of time in those creepy ass woods.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

In this story our mc gets taken to the castle in the middle of the woods. These woods seem to be enchanted….

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Of course The Hobbit had to be on this list as they travel through the woods for most of the book.

In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

In an Absent Dream is inspired by The Goblin Market, in the midst of the wood. Our mc gets taken to this market and has to survive in a place set with rules.

Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

The Spiderwick Chronicles are short MG stories that follow the Grace Kids. They recently moved into the old home of their great uncle and when they find his field guide the world around their new home doesn’t quite turn out to be what they thought.

The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arnsdale

Alys longs for the freedom from the forest, even if that brings with it sin and soul eaters. Her journey takes her to the darkest part of the forest.

34 thoughts on “Top Ten Enchanted Wood | #WyrdandWonder | #TropeTuesday | #TopTenTuesday

  1. Love your twist for Wyrd and Wonder! I haven’t read all of these but the ones that I have read fit this prompt so perfectly. Raven Boys (which I didn’t expect to be foresty at all lol), Silver in the Wood, TBATN and of course, Uprooted. Loved these books 😍

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  2. I like the forests of Tolkien. Mirkwood… and The Spiderwick Chronicles. There’s something about a fae forest…

    I love the concept of The raven Boys with the forest being influenceable.

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