Waiting on Wednesday--The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

So this morning, in my usual state of last minute-ness, I went over to Above the Tree Line (if you aren't familiar with this, it's a place where publishers share their forthcoming catalogues), and checked out Macmillian's Fall catalogue looking for a W. on W. book.

There were a number of shiny books that caught my eye. (Did you know, for instance, that there's going to be a sequel to Dead End in Norvelt--From Norvelt to Nowhere? And there  Conjured, by Sarah Beth Durst, which looks great, and I'm looking forward to Dark Lord, a Fiend in Need, by Jamie Thompson, and lots more.)

And then I got to The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, by Catherynne M. Valente, coming October 8, 2013. 

I wasn't desperately taken with The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, but I really, really liked its sequel, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (or, as us Middle Grade sci fi/fantasy panelists for last year's Cybils called, it, The Girl with the Really Long Title).  Here's my review of that one.  So I'm looking forward to this new one lots!  (And I think the cover is great).

Here's the blurb:

"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."

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. It is a cool cover. I love the old-fashioned aviatrix outfit.

  2. I did a WoW this week too! (Different book though.)

    I'm excited for this one as well. Even if I hadn't read and loved the other two the title would have pulled me in. Plus the cover! I love the pilot look. Very Maddie from Code Name Verity.

  3. AHHHH! I love this series so very much. I featured this one about a month ago, and I truly think it might break my heart into several pieces. With awesome. All that to say, great pick!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

  4. I want the new "The Girl Who . . ." book so bad! I loved Valente's first, but loved the second even more.

  5. I loved The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland but am holding off on book two until closer to the release of this one - they I can read them one after the other. Great pick!

  6. I was desperately, *desperately* taken by the first two, so I am thrilled to pieces by the third. And that title! I'll probably reread the first two close to October. Can't wait!


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