Monday, January 28, 2013

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday: The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland And Led The Revels There

I picked up this series for two reasons: the titles and the artwork. Seriously, I'm in love with the covers of this book series. Also, my little Bryn loves dragons and the fantastical, so I thought this series would be her cup of tea.

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M Valente

Published in Oct 2012

Other books in this series:
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (#1)

The Hook: After returning to Fairyland, September discovers her shadow (lost in the first book) has become the Hallow Queen of Fairyland Below and has been stealing the shadows and magic of those who live in Fairyland. September must confront her shadow and rescue the stolen shadows before their magic is lost.

Why I loved it: The writing. It is like delicious butter, smooth and silky. The style is as whimsical as the story. The story is imaginative and reads like a twisted fairytale and I want my daughters to read it. But this is definitely a girl book and not for reluctant readers. While it is a fun adventure, the writing slows the pace of the story and may not move fast enough for a reluctant reader.

Want More? Go to Catherynne M Valente's website.

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  1. I haven't read either of these! Good to have you back, Brooke.

  2. Sounds like a fun read. I loved the hook. Thanks for sharing this.