The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there And when she finally does she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows and their magic to the world of Fa

September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows and their magic to the world of Fairyland Below This underworld has a new ruler Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is September s shadow And Halloween does not want to give Fairyland s shadows back.Fans of VSeptember has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows and their magic to the world of Fairyland Below This underworld has a new ruler Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is September s shadow And Halloween does not want to give Fairyland s shadows back.Fans of Valente s bestselling, first Fairyland book will revel in the lush setting, characters, and language of September s journey, all brought to life by fine artist Ana Juan Readers will also welcome back good friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday But in Fairyland Below, even the best of friends aren t always what they seem

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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

  1. Catherynne M Valente was born on Cinco de Mayo, 1979 in Seattle, WA, but grew up in in the wheatgrass paradise of Northern California She graduated from high school at age 15, going on to UC San Diego and Edinburgh University, receiving her B.A in Classics with an emphasis in Ancient Greek Linguistics She then drifted away from her M.A program and into a long residence in the concrete and camphor wilds of Japan.She currently lives in Maine with her partner, two dogs, and three cats, having drifted back to America and the mythic frontier of the Midwest.

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  1. Oh, September You have grown up a bit, haven t you And learned that actions have consequences And you are not Heartless any , are you, my dear girl Hearts set about finding other hearts the moment they are born, and between them, they weave nets so frightfully strong and tight that you end up bound forever in hopeless knots, even to the shadow of a beast you knew and loved long ago Oh, September You ve hardened up and toughened up a bit now, haven t you It s about time for you to learn the hard [...]


  2. A book is a door, you know Always and forever A book is a door into another place and another heart and another world I can t wait to open the doors to Catherynne Valente s Fairyland with my daughters, and maybe even my grandchildren These books are destined to be placed among the classics of children s literature I m absolutely sure of it I know they ll each have a permanent home with me, right next to Alice in Wonderland, Coraline, A Wrinkle in Time, Alanna, The Witches, and all of the other f [...]


  3. What an amazingly and gloriously smart YA It s not only a fun and delightful quest and beautiful flight of imagination, but it s also rife with tons and tons of literary and mythical allusions, whether oblique or referenced almost directly It s keeping my adult brain most occupied and thrilled and slathered in smarts.And how in the world can such a tale also be written so smoothly and cleverly that a young child can follow it without a care in the world Answer Catherynne M Valente.Seriously, peo [...]


  4. Even if I didn t love this quite as much as I loved the first one and I loved that one quite a lot , I still very much enjoyed my second trip to Fairyland, holding on to September s coat tails, hiding while she underwent another set of adventures, but this time with the burden of a newly grown heart Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbo [...]


  5. INITIALLY Whoa, wait a minute More September Woot Edit Just read the description, and Holy Effing Velocipedes, I want this NOWD THEN What can I say that I didn t already say in my review of The Girl Who Circumnavigated When I finished the first book, it felt complete That s not to say there wasn t room for , but it felt like it easily could have been a somewhat open ended stand alone book, and I was happy about that But that doesn t mean I wasn t tickled to death to hear there was a book two and [...]


  6. As anyone can see here on GR, I ve marked one hell of a lot of quotes from this book just as I did for the 1st volume That s how wonderful Cathrynne M Valente s writing is Poetic and beautiful without being pretentious or haughty.So this is the 2nd Fairyland book about the girl named September Naturally, after all the things that happened in book 1, she wants nothing than to go back to Fairyland But she must wait her turn something that hurt me as much as her while reading the first few chapter [...]


  7. Once you ve been to a world filled with magic, what happens next September first visited Fairyland in The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Young, carefree and heartless her adventures there exposed to her wonders and dangers she formed new friendships with barely a thought for home Now September is back in Omaha, Nebraska, at the end of a very long, non Fairyland year It s been tough though she has a secret she carries with her like a pair of rich gloves, which, whe [...]


  8. This comes out on Tuesday, and if you have not yet read Fairyland 1 The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making , you definitely should You may also zip over to Tor where they have the first five chapters up for free of this volume Check out the illustrations too, as I really love the art in this book.While not quite my favorite Valente that will always be Palimpsest , I think the Fairyland books are probably going to be what most people will love the most of her work They [...]


  9. 4.5 stars Scrumptious language, bizarre and off kilter individuals and environments, so much colour, and so many interesting choices September has to make in her journey to deal with her shadow excised in book 1 And there s a dodo


  10. 9 10 I thought the first Fairyland book was mostly inspired by The Wizard of Oz This second journey of the practical and courageous girl named September makes me think of Alice In Wonderland Probably because we travel through a hole in the ground to Fairyland bellow and we meet a host of incredible creatures on a twisting and turning quest of self discovery Before I start on the story, I would like to point out that, while the first book could be read as a standalone,The Girl Who Fell Beneath F [...]


  11. April 6, 2016 My full review below does a pretty good job capturing my love for this series I m marking for reread and to make one additional note The slower pace of the first half of the story wasn t a me thing, I don t think I think this book does just amble a bit than the first Something about being already familiar with the world and yet discovering all these new pieces of it just slows the story down a bit Not enough that this is anything less than 5 stars for me, but the slowness is there [...]


  12. Somewhat less breathtaking than the first one, probably because the element of surprise is gone and you already know that ANYTHING can happen in Valente s book, but also very good I wonder if Antichrist Hollywood wants to make a movie out of it In which case I hope they hire Guillermo Del Toro of Pan s Labyrinth instead of Tim Burton of Alice in Wonderland


  13. Read This Review More Like It On My Blog It s hard to duplicate a success countless series and books that follow up first in line beloved stories can easily attest to how hard a feat that is to accomplish Happily, that is so far from the case here with Catherynne Valente s second foray into her magical, modernish fairytale series with The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There Told once again in the same wistful, cheeky tone, and with the same immediately immersive feeling as t [...]


  14. If you liked the first book, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, I can t see why you would dislike this one The writing is of the same quality, the world is just as strange and intriguing and there s a lot of new things and the characters are just as dear Particularly Aubergine, who was the star of the book There wasn t enough of Ell and Saturday, but the plot with their shadows was interesting because it looked at familiar characters and the parts they didn t sho [...]


  15. 5 star read right up until the end, and then I don t even know what happened, exactly, but that may be the problem.Well, if it s a problem at all it s the most tiny, minor thing 4.5 stars Maybe even I ll let it settle a little first, before deciding.Catherynne Valente is simply astounding I want to use words like quirky , whimsical and creative to describe her storytelling but after reading this, I can t help but find those words well, a little dull in comparison Valente is a true wordsmith, he [...]


  16. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making is one of my all time favorite books ever, even though I just read it last year A wise, witty modern children s story with everything from Wonderland to Oz to Narnia stuffed between its pages by a grinning author, it has Catherynne Valente s trademark wordy bling, but at a level kids can enjoy as much as adults It s a book to fall in love with books by.I was thrilled that Valente plans to do an entire series of Fairyland books, b [...]


  17. Oh September, you have grown up so much but still have a lot to learn about FairylandQuestion how do you make one of the most creative literary world s i have ever read about even imaginative Answer throw in a mature heroine in September who after a year from Fairyland longs to return only to find things not as they were The land she fell in love with is becoming and lifeless thanks to the mystery of the disappearing shadows that as a result mean the magic is going until there will be none l [...]


  18. 4.5 A book is a door, you know Always and forever A book is a door into another place and another heart and another world I don t know how Valente can come up with these ideas This series, Deathless, I swear, are some of the most beautiful books I ve ever read Unique concepts, amazing, poetic writing style, complex worlds that literally come to life Fairytales The best fairytales one could ask for She did not know yet how sometimes people keep parts of themselves hidden and secret, sometimes wic [...]



  19. 4.5 starsA review copy of The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There was kindly provided to me by Macmillan Shadows are the other side of yourself Hardly a day has passed since September hasn t thought about Fairyland and Ell and Saturday and the Green Wind Sometimes she even wonders whether she imagined the whole thing, but it was all so very real because September s shadow is gone she left it behind in Fairyland But she s thirteen now, and so much time has passed and she begi [...]


  20. Sometimes after finishing a book, it s hard to imagine a sequel being plausible or enjoyable When I read The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making, the story felt complete, but I felt as though Valente had only cracked the door to the world she created, and that there was much inside her head and unpublished books Valente s sequel is different from the debut that charmed so many of us readers see a different part of fairyland and a thirteen year old September I admit, t [...]


  21. Valente has done it again How do I go about reviewing a book whose each and every passage begs to be quoted If I started, I think I might not be able to stop, and all you d have is one long compilation of excerpts which might be not so bad actually, but it would rather give the plot away.The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making an instant favorite for me felt complete There was nothing left unresolved in September s first trip to Fairyland, at least nothing that would r [...]


  22. Look, if I could give this book a separate rating for prose, I would give it 5 stars The writing is truly lovely and clever, but sparkly writing without depth of plot or of characterization is simply not enough to hook me I m not saying that the story is completely devoid of any depth, but the pretty pearls of wisdom delivered in little witty bits here and there fail to resonate in a meaningful way This is partly due to the fact that the characters and the plot are too simple, too uncomplicated, [...]


  23. I liked this better than the first book and I liked the first book a lot.In Book 2, our main hero September has to clean up the mess that she was accidental catalyst to She goes through a labyrinth of adventures and meets an absurd cadre of characters and creatures, but the star of the book is Valente s writing.The wordsmithing is marvelous It s creative, playful, and many times beautiful What makes this book better than the first in my opinion is that the narrative flow is much improved The sto [...]



  24. An Adventure, with a capital A This Fairyland installment shines as much as the tale before it The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There continues to chronicle September s exploits in Fairyland with whimsy, flair and a healthy helping of balderdash If you are of a mind to pick up these books you will find a world full of wonder and nonsensical wisdom that of course makes the most perfect sense you will ever read What makes these books so marvelous is that Valente takes the sim [...]


  25. I had hoped beyond hope that this one would live up to its predecessor I am sad, and quite heartbroken to find that for me, it fell rather than flew Now this is not to say that I hated the book there were elements I wholeheartedly adored The Sibyl, the Duke of Teatime and the Vicereine of Coffee, Aubergine I couldn t get enough of them But there were moments than one where the book just seemed to drag on I d find myself counting down the pages until the next chapter.The ending picked up quite a [...]


  26. the book trailorA book is a door, you know Always and forever A book is a door into another place and another heart and another world.Even though Fantasy is not my favorite genre, this is series is exquisite One reason for this is that Cathrynne M Valente is so original when inventing characters In this book I loved Avogadra a Monaciello , Belinda Cabbage a Fairy Physickist , Maud a Shadow and Nod a dream eating Tapir best She breathes live into every object, even a market becomes a character in [...]


  27. There are few writers I m as jealous of as Catherynne Valente She tosses out ideas that might hold up entire books or at least short stories for single sentences in the process of world building The Fairyland that she built in the first book, and the Fairyland Below which is the main setting of this sequel, are rich settings full of distinct characters Like the Wizard of Oz and the Phantom Tollbooth, this is part quest and part travelogue It has messages and meaning and wyveraries and watchful d [...]


  28. As I remember, I gave the first one in the series 5 stars Considering that, this one should get 6 This book is so much alive than the first one, so much breathing and wonderful I absolutely loved it The best books to read to your kids too, I think, especially if they are girls A lot of symbolics too for those who are adults reading this Valente writes some mean fantasy, one of the best authors of today, in my opinion.


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