Waiting On Wednesday (1): The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine and is a chance for us to gush over those books we wish were already released!


Title: The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

Author: Catherynne M. Valente

Expected Publication: October 8, 2013 by Feiwel and Friends

Description from Goodreads:

“One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century.”—TIME Magazine, on the Fairyland series

September misses Fairyland and her friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. She longs to leave the routines of home, and embark on a new adventure. Little does she know that this time, she will be spirited away to the moon, reunited with her friends, and find herself faced with saving Fairyland from a moon-Yeti with great and mysterious powers.

Why Am I Excited?

If you’ve read any of the other Fairyland books, I’m assuming you’re not asking this question. These books are absolutely magical.  It seems pretty expected to compare them to Alice in Wonderland, but that’s about the best I can do.  In this series a young girl, September, finds herself whisked away to Fairyland where she goes on all varieties of adventures.  With a great main character and strong supporting cast, this series has some of the absolute best world-building I’ve ever experienced.  Much like September at the end of each book I am longing to get back to Fairyland and am counting down the days for this next installment.  (And if you haven’t read the first or second books in this series, stop what you are doing now and GO!)


8 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday (1): The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

  1. I am anxiously awaiting right along with you! I hate when bound-to-be-excellent books are slated to come out in the Fall because it makes me wish the summer away, which is an absolute crime. But for September, I might actually consider it. She does make Autumn sound spectacularly enticing. You know what would be a great Halloween costume for a very specific kind of party with very specifically-chosen guests? September. With her pumpkin dress and her green smoking jacket and her glittering key. Now that’s an outfit I can get behind 🙂

      • Which part would his head be? Haha. I’m just picturing an elaborate headpiece with a little round cut-out for his little round face, and then the teeth protruding up and out of the top of his head like a big silly hat. But I don’t think that really makes sense. Then his body would be the blade and the bow would have to be down by his feet, which isn’t the right shape. If you do it, pictures will be required 😉

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