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The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two: 05/09/14

cover artThe Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente is the third of September's adventures in Fairyland. In the first one she was a hero, the second one, a bishop, and now she's a criminal on the run. Not exactly — but nothing in these books is ever cut and dry and that's a big part of what makes this series so magical.

September has waited and waited and grown impatient in the quiet normalcy that has settled with her father's return from the war. In that time she learns how to drive a Model A, which is frankly one of the best and funniest description of driving a vintage car of that ilk. Now, like the Gump in The Marvelous Land of Oz, the car becomes a mishmash of things and comes alive as it and September find their way into Fairyland.

In the first book, September crosses Fairyland by foot and Velocipede, and circumnavigates it by sea. In the second she travels beneath it, in a world made up of the shadows of Fairyland. Now she drives above it, to the moon, where she must face a fierce-some Yeti.

It will be nigh impossible to go into too much detail of September's adventures with out spoilers. To those who are fans of A Through L and Saturday, then you will be happy to know that they are really and truly back. They are a big part of September's latest adventure. There is also an ending that puts September in line with Dorothy Gale, but with greater consequences.

Five stars

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