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Five Forest Fantasy Books I Recommend You | #WyrdandWonder

This year every Sunday we, the team of Wyd and Wonder, will be bringing you a top 5 lists. We have 5 Sundays and 5 Topics. You are welcome to join in with us but you don’t have to post on the Sunday like us. I can’t wait to see what your answers are going to be.

Today our topic is Forest Fantasy Recs. This year our theme is Forest Fantasy so of course it makes sense to have that as one our topics for these Sundays. Forest Fantasy you can take as narrow or as broad as you want it to.

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Of course I am starting with our readalong book. It is a reread for me. I read this book many years ago. Dark parts of forests, a glass clasket, Faeries. What more do you need?

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Of course this can’t be forgotten. Being taken into a castle in the middle of the corrupted wood with a mad wizard referred to as Dragon. Yeah we all knew that was going to work for me. I think it is still one of my favorite reads of Naomi Novik.

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Where I always felt that Uprooted had a certain brightness to it The Bear and the Nightingale seems to have so much more darkness to it as you dive into the forest. But the true darkness will always be in people…

Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

In Greenhollow Forest lives the wild man. The Green Man. If that doesn’t sound like a fantastic tale to you I don’t know what will. It is a true heartfelt story.

Memory Sorrow and Thorn by Tad Williams

This is the oldy on the list and of the more classical fantasy as it was published at the end of the eighties. But that doesn’t mean anything about how good the series is. Most of this series is set near or in the forest and follows the growth of a youth into his own hero status.

What forest fantasy would you recommend me?

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11 thoughts on “Five Forest Fantasy Books I Recommend You | #WyrdandWonder

  1. I have had the Uprooted ebook forever. I am going to go right now and add it to my top TBR for next year, so I don’t forget it again. 😛

    The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, by Patricia C. Wrede, are the only forest fantasy that come to mind, other than The Hobbit… which I don’t care for. When Sebastian was in fourth grade we read them together and loved them. When I went to look for the author’s name it said they are YA, but hmm… I remember them as MG. They were definitely in the Junior section of the library.🐉

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