Review: The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the way Home by Catherynne M Valente

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Series: Fairyland #5

Author: Catherynne M Valente

Publisher: Atom Books
Publication Date: March 2016
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

Quite by accident, September has been crowned as Queen of Fairyland – but she inherits a Kingdom in chaos.

The magic of a Dodo’s egg has brought every King, Queen, or Marquess of Fairyland back to life, each with a fair and good claim on the throne, each with their own schemes and plots and horrible, hilarious, hungry histories.

In order to make sense of it all, and to save their friend from a job she doesn’t want, A-Through-L and Saturday devise a Royal Race, a Monarckical Marathon, in which every outlandish would-be ruler of Fairyland will chase the Stoat of Arms across the whole of the nation – and the first to seize the poor beast will seize the crown.

Caught up in the madness are the changelings Hawthorn and Tamburlaine, the combat wombat Blunderbuss, the gramophone Scratch, the Green Wind, and September’s parents, who have crossed the universe to find their daughter…


The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home is the grand finale to the Fairyland series, to say I was excited to ead this would be an understatement 🙂
September, Saturday, Ell, Hawthorn, Blunderbuss and Scratch are all back together in another exciting adventure. Every former ruler of Fairyland has been brought back to arrange a new ruler for Fairyland. The stakes and tension are as high as you imagine. I loved every aspect of this book, especially when September and Saturday were under the Perverse and Perilous Sea (you’ll have to read it to find out). The only downside, the story had to end 😦 

This series has the best characters; the humourous, the heroic and the villainous. I really did not want to say goodbye to any of them.

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