Title- The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
Author- Catherynne M. Valente.
Publish date- 2012.
Publisher- Much in Little.
(A Brief) Synopsis:
In Which We Return To Fairyland.
What I thought:
In what I have decided will henceforth be a tradition, instead of reviewing the Fairyland books/balls of wordy gloriousness in my usual manner, I list things in an even-odd way, starting with an odd number of things I didn't like so much.
When I wasn't actively reading, I wasn't getting as much out of the story ad I knew it offered. I was busy for the first four or so days of reading, so I got through around 50 pages here and there, and for these books that just doesn't work. You have to give yourself a straight hour and dive in.
An Even number of things I did like:
Visiting September, my good friend, again and finding her just as wonderful, yet with new ways of thinking and a brand new heard, as I found her in the first book.
There is no lack of wonderful characters to pick you up and carry you to Fairyland, where they'll dance beside you and tell you incredible stories of times long since past and lives long since gone. There is an array of the truly, delightfully magic in the characters in this series, and it's quite unlike anything I've ever known.
The chapter openings and illustrations are odd and peculiar and absolutely marvellous, because they make you wonder and try to figure things out, and it's all very exciting.
I am having a reading experience unlike any I've ever had with these books- my heart is pulled into the words and when I am done I feel like I could do any number of things, and I feel enlivened. It's a beautiful, wonderful, life-reconfiguring sort of thing.