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Seize the crown Along the way beloved characters including the Wyverary A Through L the boy Saturday the changelings Hawthorn and Tamburlaine the wombat Blunderbuss and the gramophone Scratch are caught up in the madness And September's parents h. Full series review to comeI've been talking about this series for years now and yet I put off reading the final installment since I purchased it in March I reread books 1 4 before I finally settled myself in front of this final entry It was hard to accept that after this September's adventures in Fairyland would be over Because these books are so amazingly self aware Valente addresses this idea right before the end The narrator assures us that the end is never the end There is always a place for us within these stories when we open them back up And don't I know it I'm constantly in some state of wanting to reread these books There's so much to say about this beautiful series as a whole For this entry though suffice to say that it was as well written witty full of heart and still replete with details and descriptions It didn't end how I'd imagined and how I'd hoped but it was such a rational ending It was a neat ending but because the story veers a little off from the projected path it wasn't to the detriment of the story Lots of characters made small appearances I would've loved to spend time with each of them but I appreciate the effort to tie up so many things Sometimes it happened a little too uickly and a little too much like a revolving door but that's probably from the perspective of someone who could've spent another 500 pages just basking in Fairyland goodness I love this series to bits and pieces It's so smart it hurts Now that this is all finished I'll start focusing on Valente's other work and seeing if she'll end up as one of my favorite authors ever

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Ave crossed the universe to find their daughter Who will win What will become of September Saturday and A Through L The answers will surprise you and are as bewitching and bedazzling as fans of this series by Catherynne M Valente have come to expe. I'm so sad that this is the last book I adore this series

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This final book in the New York Times bestselling Fairyland series finds September accidentally crowned the ueen of Fairyland But there are others who believe they have a fair and good claim on the throne so there is a Royal Race whoever wins will. So gorgeousI think I've said that about the rest of the series before but it doesn't make it any less true each and every time I read a Fairyland Book The fact that it's the last one is sad true but the ending makes up for all my trepidations This one felt slightly dense in the puns the hidden treasures and the storytelling than the previous novels or perhaps I was simply a bit anxious to sueeze every last dollop of goodness out of the book because it would be the last Either way never imagine that the Cantankerous Derby is a race that follows straight lines or even logic This is after all FAIRYLAND and things are absolutely bonkers bonkers bonkersI was really taken for a ride this time even if the Model A only had a walk on part but at least we had the boy who lived in all directions at once our fire breathing library a blunderbuss made of yarn and than enough shadows to rivet in all our desperate times The DUELS were awesomeThe I think about these books the I realize they're even better for adults than the ostensible child they're written for Or is it really for the child that all of us will become Saturday to be Or is the first kiss really the Kiss That Stands For All TimeWell anyway the kiss is the kiss that transcends time because it is the kiss of Story and Story is absolute and utter king Or ueenI'm not blowing any wind here folks This book is AWESOMEHell the whole Series is AWESOME I'm sitting here looking at my little girl and willing her to grow a little bit older so she'll be ready for me to read all of these glorious glorious glorious works of imagination to her I keep showing her the books and she lights up saying Is that Fairyland And I say Yes girl this is Fairyland and soon you'll be ready to ride the Leopard YayYeah yay


About the Author: Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M Valente was born on Cinco de Mayo 1979 in Seattle WA but grew up in in the wheatgrass paradise of Northern California She graduated from high school at age 15 going on to UC San Diego and Edinburgh University receiving her BA in Classics with an emphasis in Ancient Greek Linguistics She then drifted away from her MA program and into a long residence in the concrete and cam



10 thoughts on “The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home Fairyland #5

  1. says:

    So gorgeousI think I've said that about the rest of the series before but it doesn't make it any less true each and every time I read a Fairyland Book The fact that it's the last one is sad true but the ending makes up for all my trepidations This one felt slightly dense in the puns the hidden treasures and the storytelling than the previous novels or perhaps I was simply a bit anxious to sueeze every last dollop of goodness out of the book because it would be the last Either way never imagine that the Cantankerous Derby is a race that follows straight lines or even logic This is after all FAIRYLAND and things are absolutely bonkers bonkers bonkersI was really taken for a ride this time even if the Model A only had a walk on part but at least we had the boy who lived in all directions at once our fire breathing library a blunderbuss made of yarn and than enough shadows to rivet in all our desperate times The DUELS were awesomeThe I think about these books the I realize they're even better for adults than the ostensible child they're written for Or is it really for the child that all of us will become Saturday to be? Or is the first kiss really the Kiss That Stands For All Time?Well anyway the kiss is the kiss that transcends time because it is the kiss of Story and Story is absolute and utter king Or ueenI'm not blowing any wind here folks This book is AWESOMEHell the whole Series is AWESOME I'm sitting here looking at my little girl and willing her to grow a little bit older so she'll be ready for me to read all of these glorious glorious glorious works of imagination to her I keep showing her the books and she lights up saying Is that Fairyland? And I say Yes girl this is Fairyland and soon you'll be ready to ride the Leopard YayYeah yay


  2. says:

    So we have come to the end I will not pretend that I haven't spilled a tear or two or might even be spilling one or two just now But at least the author was very generous about the ending I mean she even tried to ease the parting for the characters as well as for the reader Endings are rubbish No such thing Never has been never will be There is only the place where you choose to stop talking Everything else goes on foreverI will always be here in my old chair by the door waiting for you whenever you are lonesome Our little house will always look just the same as when we first blew the dust off the bookshelves and the kettle will always be just about to boil Sometimes I will be young and sometimes I will be old and sometimes you will be young and sometimes you will be old But for as long as forever I will keep a room for you That also brings me to the first wonderful notion in this book I want to talk about the story being a house Not just the story of this book but the entire series Every adventure being a corridor with many rooms We've been to the garden we've been to the cellar we've been to the roof we can always open the doors again BeautifulSo what was this last story about? Well at the end of the last book September became or less by coincidence the ueen of Fairyland Not that she had planned for it AT ALL Also she misses her home having been gone longer than ever But you can't just give Fairyland's crown back Moreover some magic happens bringing ALL the former Kings and ueens back to race in the Cantankerous Derby for the crown The problem? Most of them were never nice so September can't just let them winSeriously I came to resent the fairies soooo much Much like September I was missing them in the first and second book but think the author made them into something different yet still wonderful in a villaneous kind of wayThe race itself is of course not a straight thing as the ones we know that would be far too easy And too boring It's a mixture of a treasure hunt a riddle duels and a final battle Let's just say that that was another beautifully executed notion with a very satisfying conclusionSo this book brings back almost all the characters from the previous books some don't make an appearance but are mentioned at least and what a gathering it is So many things that didn't seem all THAT important are revealed view spoilerlike Aunt Margaret being THE Pearl the Yeti talked about who turned all the wretched fairies into tools hide spoiler


  3. says:

    Dear FairylandIt is with great sadness that I have learn't about you're departure from the reading world While I knew this day would eventually come I simply did not want to even think about it Over four wonderful installments you have enthralled me with the sheer depth and imagination that you created in my mind and the wonderful characters that enhance and bring you to lifeThe thought of being able to enjoy all the greatness that you provide in what is Septembers last adventure made me giddy with joy While I always thought that she was born to be the ueen of your land I never thought the previous rulers alive and dead would all contest her natural born right to the throne It was great to know she could count on the support of her friends wyverary A Through L the dear Marid Saturday the changelings Hawthorne and Tamburlaine and of course the wombat Blunderbuss and the gramophone Scratch My emotion levels were through the roof hoping September could win the cantankerous derby and avoid the evil Tanauill Thank you old friend for all the joy you have provided me over the years I have gotten to know you so well and although not always consistent you have always been reliable Also cheers to the the wonderful characters with September who grew up before my reading eyes and who would of thought that crossing a wyvern and a library could create something so noble and loyal Lastly I need to thank Catherynne M Valente for bringing you to life You will not be forgotten and may you're retirement be happy and peaceful Maybe we will meet again some dayFarewellMichael


  4. says:

    Full series review to comeI've been talking about this series for years now and yet I put off reading the final installment since I purchased it in March I reread books 1 4 before I finally settled myself in front of this final entry It was hard to accept that after this September's adventures in Fairyland would be over Because these books are so amazingly self aware Valente addresses this idea right before the end The narrator assures us that the end is never the end There is always a place for us within these stories when we open them back up And don't I know it? I'm constantly in some state of wanting to reread these books There's so much to say about this beautiful series as a whole For this entry though suffice to say that it was as well written witty full of heart and still replete with details and descriptions It didn't end how I'd imagined and how I'd hoped but it was such a rational ending It was a neat ending but because the story veers a little off from the projected path it wasn't to the detriment of the story Lots of characters made small appearances I would've loved to spend time with each of them but I appreciate the effort to tie up so many things Sometimes it happened a little too uickly and a little too much like a revolving door but that's probably from the perspective of someone who could've spent another 500 pages just basking in Fairyland goodness I love this series to bits and pieces It's so smart it hurts Now that this is all finished I'll start focusing on Valente's other work and seeing if she'll end up as one of my favorite authors ever


  5. says:

    I've loved every book in this series but this one I loved the mostSeptember is again the main character and Hawthorn Tamburlaine and Blunderbuss from the previous book are all major characters in this one After all once you introduce a Combat Wombat into your story she's going to be a major character You even get a look at the Land of Wom There's a race to find the Heart of Fairyland complete with rules racers and duels And lots of September Saturday and EllValente has a remarkable gift for fairytales and poetic prose and she infuses every one of these books with a lot depth than you'd expect in what are ostensibly children's books they are really not unless you count reading them to your kids there's a story for both parents and children here You should be able to see the cleverness from all the uotes in the book from my freuent updates Well all except for that terrible lavish pun This is the final volume of this round of Fairyland stories and the ending is beautiful Worthwhile and in some ways inevitable But I've been used to reading these every year like clockwork so I can't help but feel a bit sadI wish there was some way of giving this six stars


  6. says:

    Nooo I don’t want it to be the end That said it isn’t as bad as I’d feared it doesn’t end like Narnia with all the magic going away in favour of allegory Fairyland remains as real and wild and strange and the ending as bitter and sweetly magical as the other books I was a little disappointed not to see of Hawthorn and Tam’s adventures; The Boy Who Lost Fairyland is really a one off in going so far from September and I’m not sure I like that I never got my answers to uestions about Hawthorn and Tam and how they feel about leaving behind their human familiesThe weird wonders of Fairyland continue as beautiful and strangely perfect as ever I want to meet most of the characters or hide from the nastier ones And sometimes I can’t help but feel that the narrator looks into my heart just as much as she does September’s Especially when the hippos named after bottles from the liuor cabinet come in if you know me you probably know about Helen and if you know Helen you know my heartAlso Blunderbuss I love that at least we get Blunderbuss in this one and A Through L being awesome and the whole bit with the main library and the book bears andNo I’m probably not capable of writing a coherent review of these books This one is just as charming as the rest though perhaps a bit sadder because you know it’s the last and because various things that happen during the race to be ruler of Fairyland make you worry about the characters and whether things can ever be the sameOh and some things that some characters have been waiting for since the first book finally come to pass So all in all it’s a very satisfying end to the series except for the fact that nobody wants it to end The whole series might be marketed as young adult but I think perhaps it has for the adult who can still dreamOriginally posted here


  7. says:

    The final book in Valente’s wondrous Fairyland series The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All The Way Home is by turns beautiful harrowing heart wrenching hilarious and filled to the brim with love Picking up directly after The Boy Who Lost Fairyland September and company are free only to find themselves surrounded by all of the madcap murderous and malignant rulers of Fairyland who ever were and all of them want the crown that now sits on September’s head And thus in pure Fairyland fashion the only way to choose the new ruler is with a race to find the Heart of Fairyland itself Valente said that when she finished writing this book she bawled her eyes and honestly I was right there with her For four books we’ve seen our girl September grow and change seen her heart learn how to be full seen how she learns to juggle bravery and common sense with one hand how the most important thing a person can do is love and understand and exercise compassion and empathy over terror and intimidation how that is the greatest magic a being can master And as we’ve seen her grow we’ve grown with her too Our own hearts are that much bigger our own sense of love and empathy that much brighter And at the close of this novel we’ve explored every nook and cranny of this home and while I’m sure we’ll come back out to the porch and tell tales under the stars this home is known to us and now it is time for bed The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All The Way Home ends the only way it possible can perfectly sweetly with a smile and a wink and a promise of magic to come This book wrapped itself around like the warmest blanket and hug and home all wrapped in one and I’ll always carry a piece of this series in my pocket with me– Marty Cahillfrom The Best Books We Read In April


  8. says:

    I'm so sad that this is the last book I adore this series


  9. says:

    Arghlebalrgle I love this series so muchI love it because you don't have to grow up at the end if you don't want to There's no inevitable you must stop having fun now and move on to serious matters moment but in spite of that September is able to grow and change and keep discovering wonderful things without having to give up any of the other sorts of wonder she'd found as a child The same goes for many Grown Ups in the series Wonder and magic for everyoneI love it because it is at once serialized and circular Each chapter across all five books is nearly a standalone adventure but plenty of little details you met at the beginning sneak around to the end to surprise you there as well with their importance and meaning I love it because it is hilarious and whimsical and truthful if the truth stood on its head and did a funny dance so that we wouldn't recognize it at first I love it for the wordplay and the worldplay I love it because in between the funny and the clever there's plenty of serious and sad The stakes are real and ever present under the whimsy and magicI love it because it features a FIRE BREATHING WYVERARY and a FANTASTIC COMBAT WOMBAT and how can you not love those things?I love it so much it's going on my forever favorites shelf here on Goodreads and my special shelf for favorites in real life where I can read it over and over again Not many books wind up there because it's kind of a small shelf and space on it is precious but the Fairyland series than deserves a spot


  10. says:

    I was able to get an advanced copy through my work and I am so incredibly happy that I did This book is beautiful The ending it perfect and honestly if I hadn’t been reading it while at work I probably would have cried This is the perfect end to the series though to be honest I would love full books different series set in the same world novellas short stories everything My heart bursts and fills over and over again when I read these books Every time I read one it makes me want to go back and re read them all over again September is in a race to rule fairyland Everyone and anyone is welcome to the Derby but it’s not just a race they also have to find the heart of fairyland to win the crown and rule Every ruler of fairyland is back from the beyond and everyone wants to win With the help of Ell and our beloved Saturday September wants to win fairyland but can she compete with the Fairy ueen or the Ice Cream Man? How about fighting the Maruess again? Duels if you are in the same space as another racer determine if you have to go back from whence you came and of course we have to travel all of Fairyland to find her heart Is it in Ell’s Great Grandmother on his father’s side? Is it in the Sea that Saturday grew up in? Is it somehow in the land of Wom? Oh September how my heart loves you With the dreamy and romantic verse that we all love let the narrator tell you the name of the amiable dog let the narrator take you to the briary but this time with a ueen and let the narrator tell you the story of September and just let your heart sigh sweetly For those who have read all the others and are hoping this isn’t the last one read this book you will love it


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