waiting on wednesday (25)

I’m participating today in "Waiting On" Wednesday. It is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and its purpose is to spotlight eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

Last fall I took up a magical book, and it both broke and healed my heart.   It was full of the beauty and care of excellent fantastical writing.  Which is to say: Catherynne M. Valente’s The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making was quite good at turning my emotions inside out, and sending them back to me with an extra helping of ‘well, wasn’t that WONDROUS?’  It is no surprise, then, that I am looking forward with glee and expectation to a second novel-length adventure in Fairyland.  Valente’s The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There releases on October 2, 2012 from Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan).

the girl who fell beneath fairyland and led the revels there book coverYou’ve been waiting for another adventure in Fairyland... 

And now it’s finally here! Valente’s fans will be thrilled to revel in the lush settings, rich characters, and evocative language of September’s newest sojourn in Fairyland. 

After all the waiting, dreaming, and planning, September has made it back to Fairyland. However, all is not well there. The last time she visited Fairyland, September sacrificed her shadow to save another. Now, that shadow has become Halloween, the Hollow Queen. As ruler of Fairyland Below, Halloween is stealing shadows from the folk of Fairyland, and with them, their magic. September, determined to set things right, embarks upon a quest to Fairyland Below, a dark, wild place where everything is “slantways, sideways, and upside-down” – even the shadows of her dearest friends, Ell the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday.

What books are you waiting on?

14 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

This does look good.
But can I admit the cover creeps me out a bit?
Great pick.

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Sounds like a cute read! I love the cover! Great choice :)

Here's my WoW!

Addicted2Heroines said...

This looks like an interesting read. Glad to hear you enjoyed the first one so much. Hope this one is just as great ;)

Liviania said...

I loved the first one too, so we're both waiting for the second!

danya said...

I haven't read the first in this series yet, but I have heard good things about it!

Unabridged Bookshelf said...

I have not heard of this series before, but it sounds interesting. I love the cover! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my WOW today!!

Erica said...

I really need to read the first one but YES THIS LOOKS AWESOME.

Lauren0025 said...

This book sounds really good; I'm going to have to checkout book one on Goodreads. Thanks for sharing! :)

Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

Ohhh this definitely looks pretty creepy!! I'll have to check it out! Thanks for sharing :)

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

Oh, I just got the audiobook of book 1 in this series! I adore the covers of these! Great pick!

GABY said...

Looks good, I still have to read book 1 :P

Gina @ My Precious said...

I loved this book from the cover, very excited to see the inside lives up to the beauty of the outside. ** New Follwer ** I'm a 40 + woman who rides dirt bikes and love MG reading. :-)

MorganvilleVampiresFan#1 said...

Sounds ok..though i do prefer pther paranormal creatures to be honest! Though I can't judge either can I? ;) Will look into it sometime.

Thanks for stopping by on my blog :)

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Oh I won The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland I so must get this one too

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