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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (Fairyland Series #2)
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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (Fairyland Series #2)

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by Catherynne M. Valente, Ana Juan (Illustrator)
 

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

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

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Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
wordforteens More than 1 year ago
I was one of many who wished for a sequel to The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Though The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There was awesome in its own right, it's a lesser book than its predecessor. I can't quite put my finger on what it is that made me not like it as much as the first one. It's very good. I loved seeing her explore Fairyland-Below, reuniting with the shadows of her friends and being her generally awesome September-self. I enjoyed meeting the new characters and reuniting with old ones. The scene with the Goblin Market was, by far, my favorite. September's continual development as a character without losing any of her ambition or charm was awesome. But it missed some sparkle. Things that were drawn out and elaborated on in the first book - the magic, the secret of how September would escape - breezed by really quickly here. And the entire summary of who the prince of Fairyland-Below was sent me into a bit of a confused tizzy. (For the sake of the review, I'll keep this spoiler-free, but let's just say that it didn't make sense to me.) It is still a very, very good book. With September, it wouldn't be anything less. And I did devour it all in one shot. It just lost some of its magic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was not quite the sequel I was expecting, and I think that's another tribute to Valente's style. It is darker and twistier than the first book, but as you approach the end, you appreciate how the format echoes September's journey. What I loved especially about this second novel is the sense of growth and change and confusion that comes with growing up. The way she talks about September's newly formed, ragingly strong teenaged heart resonated with me (as do so many of Valente's nuggets of wisdom strewn into the storyline). With that idea, we got more insight into September's life back home and her relationship with her parents. I really appreciate series that grow and change with their protagonists (much like Harry Potter got darker and more complex), instead of the same shiny adventure through Fairyland. I've read a LOT of fantasy, and it's nice to still be surprised :) As always, Valente's writing is magical. She really shows us that writing doesn't have to be dumbed down--it's far better to be able to go back a second or third or fourth time and understand more each time. Or as September would say--she "liked it best when words did not pretend to be simple but put on their full armor and rode out with colors flying." The tale is fun and full of whimsy, but has a breathtaking depth hidden underneath. She allows for complex, bittersweet endings--and yet I left the book enormously happy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now,secrets are delecate things you know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should totally read this! OMG you will love it but make sure to read the first book first. Madison, you reviewer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am chester percy's other brother i want to join
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I loved this book the only thing i didnt enjoy was how cruel Saturday was and how she didnt get to meet the reaal Ell and Saturday and how the story was complicated
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This book is sexy with the glass abd all
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For those buying the paperback, book 2 is larger than book 1 by an inch or so. So your books will NOT match.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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It sounds good but thats a lot of money for a small book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THESE REVIEWS MAKE NO SENSE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
O.o one of those tourcher chicks is here! *he runs to find the Hades cabin*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ahe glares at amber runs after him