Friday, December 6, 2013

Review: The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two (Fairyland, #3)

Series: Fairyland, #3
Release Date:
October 1st 2013
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Format: Hardcover
Genre: Yo
ung Adult/Middle Grade - Fantasy
Source: My Collection

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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.

Well I had originally thought that this was going to be a trilogy and that I had completed it. Turns out this is going to be a five book series! Even though this wasn’t my favorite book so far, I will still continue on with the series.

At the start of this story, September is turning 14 and waiting ever so patiently for one of the winds to come whisk her away to Fairyland. As this is not happening so decides to take on some odd jobs with her neighbors. She is taught to drive her neighbor’s truck and she is saving all her money to take to Fairyland so she won’t be helpless. Once she gets to Fairyland she has to buy back her truck, where she learns that tools have feelings, and she also has to buy her way, witch everything she has. She also has to take a box to someone on the moon.

This adventure of taking the box to the moon is the entire story. She eventually stumbles across A through L and Saturday and they help her along the way. They meet some new people, some nice and some not so nice. The ending was interesting to say the least. I am not sure how this is going to go into two more novels but I am glad that this gives Valente a chance to revive the series.

My main problem with this book is that it is slow. Now, the other two books had their slow parts also because the books are just so detailed that sometimes it goes on for a little too long. I found myself skimming through some parts as I got closer to the end of the book because I just couldn’t take that much description. September gets lecture after lecture in this book. Most of the story is someone lecturing September about something and then there might be a little part of the chapter where the story progresses.

I was a little disappointed that I didn’t love this book as much and I would have to say this is the weakest book in the series. I would recommend this series if you are into fairytales, especially Alice in Wonderland type books, but I would say you definitely need to be in the mood for description. I probably wouldn’t read this if you are in a reading slump and this book could have the power to put you in one. I was able to finish it because I was doing a 24 hour read-a-thon and pretty much forced my way to the end.
The Illustrations, and the cover, were still as beautiful as ever though so I was quite happy about that!

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