Favourite Fantasy books – in a nutshell #wyrdandwonder


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Today I’m posting using a theme I’ve seen around the blogosphere as part of the Wyrd and Wonder event.  Check out this and this post who have already tackled this topic in wonderful fashion.  Basically, describe five of your favourite fantasy books in five words.  Actually, this was tougher than I expected but here goes:

Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

– Aztec vampires feuding in Mexico

Certain Dark Things HC Mech.indd


Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) by Mark Lawrence

– Kickass assassin nuns in training



The Princess Bride by William Goldman

– Pirates? Princesses? True love? Inconceivable



Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

– Dysfunctional psychic family meets gangsters



Heartstone by Elle Katharine White

– Pride, Prejudice, Dragons… oh my!





24 Responses to “Favourite Fantasy books – in a nutshell #wyrdandwonder”

  1. Ola G

    Inconceivable! LOL! 🤣🤣🤣

  2. evelynreads1

    I recently read Gods of Jade and Shadow and absolutely loved it, now I really want to read Certain dark things!


    • @lynnsbooks

      Oh yes, definitely read Certain Dark Things. It’s so so good.
      Lynn 😀

  3. bkfrgr

    I love both your choices and your descriptions! 😍
    Thank you for the nod too. ☺

    • @lynnsbooks

      I enjoyed this – a bit of lightness in a crazy world.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Holly

    Omg the one for the Princess Bride is SO spot on!! Such a fun post! 🙂

  5. Tammy

    I need to sit down and do one of these posts. And I love that you included two of my very favorite books, Certain Dark Things and Spoonbenders😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      This was a nice bit of light relief and there are so many books to choose from.
      Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Certain Dark Things was my very first Moreno-Garcia book and it turned me into an instant fan, so I’m happy to see it at the top of your list 🙂

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    “Kickass assassin nuns in training”…man, without context, that one is funny 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – yes, I know, it’s a crazy concept when you narrow it down to those five words.
      Lynn 😀

  8. sjhigbee

    Ah… Certain Dark Things and Spoonbenders:))). You have SUCH good taste! I have really enjoyed this theme…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Such good books – and I have to thank all you lovely bloggers for leading me to so many of them.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Oh and I completely agree with you – this blogging community has led me to so many fabulous books and authors:))

      • @lynnsbooks

        And such a huge TRB 😀

  9. waytoofantasy

    I really really really need to read Certain Dark Things — I don’t know why I haven’t yet! Time probably LOL. Might save it for October–it’s almost June so I should probably start planning my Fall reads, that’s how this works right? 😉

  10. Carl V. Anderson

    Your Princess Bride description is perfect!

  11. imyril

    …oh BRAVO, well played! Could a 5 word review of The Princess Bride be more perfect? Inconceivable.

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