Books: Fairyland


The Fairyland Series by Catherynne M. Valente

Books 1 and 2 of a YA series that was completely enchanting and I’m eagerly awaiting book 3.

September is a girl who is rather ordinary, but when adventure comes calling, rather than staying home and missing out, or being taken unwillingly, she says Yes. In a reading with Cat Valente that was one of the things she talked about. She wanted a heroine who said yes, who gladly went after adventure. She has certainly managed that beautifully here. The stories are magical with fantastical beasts. She stretches our imagination to just this side of improbable. After the last page of the story I was sad to leave Fairyland, but happy to know that I could open the book at any time and revisit them.

In the first book September makes many friends, loses a couple things, and completely changes the world of Fairyland. In book two she returns to find things very much not how she left them and at least one of her lost things have caused problems.

I dearly love these books. They have easily found their way onto my favorites bookshelf and will be read many times. I’ve already shared them with Miss Kid and she loves them just as much as I do.


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