Every year around November/December I like to reread an old favorite. Last year I read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and the year before I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I thought I would break the Harry Potter chain this year and reread Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier. I hear she has some amazing series out about Norse Mythology. This book and it’s sequel, Cybele’s Secret are the only Marillier books I have read. They are two of my favorite books of all time though! They are a close second to Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle Trilogy.
There’s just something comforting and homey about returning to a loved world around the holidays. You know it won’t steer you wrong! I chose this book in particular this year because it’s about a group of sisters going into a different realm they can only enter on their home property in Romania. Not everyone loves fantasy but these books are singular in their world building. The writing style is absolutely beautiful, in the most articulate way. If you are into fantasy and the aspect of different realms out there hiding in your backyard you should definitely pick up this book. It’s one book that I would go as far to call it’s writing and world building, majestic.