Fantasy is making a return!
It seems that 2013 is the year fantasy makes a comeback. There has recently been a tide of vampire and dystopian novels and along the way fantasy has been pushed aside. Not for much longer though! With the recent influx of awesome fantasy movies hitting our screens: The Hobbit, Jack the Giant Slayer, Oz the Great and Powerful… and such upcoming blockbusters as Thor 2, The Seventh Son, The Hobbit; Desolation of Smaug and Mortal Instruments it’s clear people want to escape to new worlds.
And so, down to business. There are hundreds of fantasy books being released this year, too many by far to list here, but below are a few that i am highly anticipating.
Loki’s Wolves – think Percy Jackson, though based around Norse mythology.
House of Secrets – an adventure from the director of the first two Harry Potter movies.
House of Hades – the latest in Rick Riordan’s fast paced, thrilling Heroes of Olympus series.
Spooks: Alice’s Tale – the latest in Joseph Delaney’s thrilling and scary Wardstone Chronicles (or the Last Apprentice in the USA)
W.A.R.P – the first book in the new series by Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer.
There are dozens more, and i could go on and on. But i think it is safe to say that fantasy is making a well deserved comeback and i for one cannot wait.