Waiting on Wednesday: Pan’s Labyrinth

Waiting on Wednesday: Pan’s Labyrinth


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Pan’s Labyrinth

Written by Cornelia Funke and Guillermo Del Toro

320 pages

Published by Bloomsbury

Publication date: 2nd July 2019


Summary (from Goodreads🙂

Oscar winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke come together to transform del Toro’s hit movie Pan’s Labyrinth into an epic and dark fantasy novel for readers of all ages, complete with gorgeous and haunting illustrations.

This book is not for the faint of heart or weak in spirit. It’s not for skeptics who don’t believe in fairy tales and the powerful forces of good. It’s only for brave and intrepid souls like you, who will stare down evil in all its forms.

Inspired by the critically acclaimed film written and directed by Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro and reimagined by New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke, this haunting tale takes readers to a darkly magical and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous men, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels, and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.

Perfect for fans of the movie and readers who are new to del Toro’s visionary work, this atmospheric and absorbing novel is a portal to another universe where there is no wall between the real and the imagined. A daring, unforgettable collaboration between two brilliant storytellers.


Why I can’t wait to read this:

  • I would read anything Cornelia Funke writes, even a shopping list! I absolutely adore her Mirrorworld series and I feel like the slightly creepy fairytale-vie that series has would be  perfect fit for the novelization of Pan’s Labyrinth.
  • I loved the movie! It is perfect in so many ways!
  • If you haven’t seen it, The Devil’s Backbone is a companion movie to Pan’s Labyrinth and it is also creepy, dark and fascinating. The Orphanage is another movie which is made by one of Guillermo Del Toro’s protegees and is absolutely brilliant, although I was so terrified watching it that I don’t know if I could ever watch it again…
  • The mention of ‘gorgeous and haunting’ illustrations has me interested, especially as I loved the aesthetic of the whole movie.
  • Just give me this book already!

What do you think?

Does this sound like the kind of book you would enjoy?

Will you be reading this or do you have any other anticipated releases you would recommend to me?

Let me know in the comments!


See some other Waiting on Wednesday posts here:  When the Mountains Roared, The Exact Opposite of Okay, To Kill a Kingdom, StarfishThe Gloaming, The Smoke Thieves, The Way You Make Me Feel, The Queens of Innis Lear, Legendary, Nyxia UnleashedBright Ruin, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, Empress of All Seasons, Tempests and Slaughter, Grim Lovelies, The Glass of Lead and Gold, Storm Witch, The Way Past Winter, The Gilded Wolves, Fierce Fairytales, Descendant of the Crane. Dragon Pearl, Last of Her Name. The Familars. A Pinch of Magic, A Witch Come True, The Winter of the Witch. Once Upon a River, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Shadowscent, Romanov. Echo North, The Wicked King, The Priory of the Orange Tree, Spin the Dawn, Master of Sorrows, Asha and the Spirit Bird, A Treason of Thorns, We Rule The Night, Perfectly Preventable Deaths, Collision, Rumblestar, The Last Spell Breather, The Starless Sea, The Lost Tide Warriors, The Princess Who Flew With Dragons, Containment, House of Salt and Sorrows, Stronger than a Bronze Dragon, Sanctuary, Gumiho/Wicked Fox.

While you’re here, why not check out my reviews of The Hazel Wood, Tangleweed and Brine, Summer Bird Blue, The Pretender or The Gilded King?


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2 Comments Add yours

  1. nsfordwriter says:

    You’re gonna adore this book 🙂
    I read it last month from NetGalley.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I got approved too so need to read it soon!

      Liked by 1 person

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