Five wonderful fantasy books with transgender main characters!
A book tag in honour of Raybearer!
More and more, we’re having an easier time finding cis queer characters in Fantasy – not an easy time; there’s still not enough of them, and publishers often don’t advertise the fact that a book is queer. But there’s more than there used to be, and the number’s steadily increasing. It’s much harder to find […]
Shamelessly nabbing the idea from Rainbow Reads (which is a fantastic book blog for queer fiction, and if you’re not subscribed to their posts, you should be!) I’m going to rec a Fantasy book for each of the stripes of the Pride flag. Rainbow Reads used the original Gilbert Baker flag + the new brown […]
As I explained in my last post, I decided my first rec list this Pride would revolve around the theme of Resistance & Rebellion, in response to the events going on in the USA and Hong Kong right now. I wish I could have listed more books written or featuring PoC, but I don’t know […]
As Wyrd and Wonder wraps up for the year, instead of feeling sad about it, I’d rather look forward. There are so many amazing books coming out in the next six months! My tbr is unending, but all of these are books that will be jumping to the top once I get them in my […]
As Wyrd & Wonder comes to a close, it feels like a good time to gather together some of my favourite reads from the first half of the year. Not all of these were 2020 releases, though; plenty were amazing books I didn’t get to the year they came out. I’ve categorised them accordingly! 2020 […]
Wyrd & Wonder is about celebrating the fantastic – and aren’t dragons emblematic of Fantasy? So how come we don’t actually see them that often? Think about it: we consider them genre staples, but they’re actually pretty scarce on the shelves. How many dragons have you seen lately? So I thought I’d gather together some […]
Last post, I talked about some of my favourite magic systems; this time around, I want to showcase some of my favourite magical/supernatural abilities. The difference? A magic system is a magic system; a magical ability is more like a superpower. The latter is a lot more limited in scope; a character with a magical […]
phoenix art credit Sujono Sujono For my third Wyrd & Wonder entry, I wanted to showcase some of the coolest magic systems I’ve come across! Magic systems tend to be divided into roughly two camps: Hard and Soft. Hard systems are almost scientific in their rules and how they work; a good example is the […]