Waiting on Wednesday (2)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente
Release Date: May 10th 2011

Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn’t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday.  With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when the author first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful.

I absolutely ADORE Ms. Valente's books. They are so full of magic, fantasy, foltales and adventures and everything I adore about books and fiction. This novel was once available online and I missed it, so I am absolutely thrilled, and I cannot wait, for it to come out in print.
(summary from Goodreads)


  1. OMG! A mysterious boy named Saturday? Green Wind? Wooooah! Okay, I'm so putting this on my list.

  2. This book sounds great! I'll be adding it to my reading list! Here's my WoW!

  3. I haven't read her books before, but this definitely sounds interesting. I'll have to keep an eye out for this when it's released.

    Check out my WoW if you have a moment.

  4. That book sounds like the kind of book I like reading and I love the cover! I am your newest follower for WoW and it would be super-awesome if you stopped by my blog to follow me back and check out some of my reviews. :)


    Thanks and I hope you're having a fantastic night! (^_^)

  5. Sounds totally cute and I love the cover!!
    Check out what I'm waiting for!
    P.S. New follower!

  6. Not sure if you're aware, but you can still find a great deal of this book online:


    It's missing the last bit in anticipation of its publication, but it looks like there's quite a bit there still.

  7. Ohh, I wasn't aware this book wasn't available online anymore! I read it as it came out, chapter by chapter. It's lovely.