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 Fairyland-Below. This world has a new ruler: Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is September’s... show more
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 world has a new ruler: Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is September’s shadow. And Halloween has no intentions of giving 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. Listeners 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. . . .
Publish date: October 1st 2013
Publisher: Square Fish
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Middle Grade
, Fairy Tales
Series: Fairyland (#2)
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleI will start by saying that I enjoyed the audiobook of this one better than the first. The first audiobook was narrated by the author, a quality that I usually very much enjoy as the author has insight the reader doesn't and it comes across in the way ...
I’d read the first few books in this series when they came out and then got somewhat distracted. I did like this one, but I didn’t feel the same level of engagement/enjoyment as I once had. I’m not sure if this is a function of being older or if there’s a flaw in the book itself.
Valente is one of those authors that makes me feel incredibly conflicted in the sense that her writing is always an astounding work of art that I adore and makes me hate everything. Her prose is SO. GOOD. It is good to a level I would be able to forsake all plot and sense to enjoy on its own terms, ...
As magical, whimsical and enchanting as the first book, though somehow not quite as charming since it lacks that complete newness and thrill of discovery, as a second book so often does.
“A book is a door, you know. Always and forever. A book is a door into another place and another heart and another world.” You might have to be an authentic lover of good books to really appreciate the wit and whimsy found in The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There. Just look ...