Do Want! – A new Fairyland book by Catherynne M. Valente

So… in the vast expanse of the interwebs I just stumbled over this… Seems legit, right? Barnes & Noble lists the publication date as October 8th 2013. If this is true – and the cover looks like a genuine Ana Juan illustration – then HERE ARE SOME CAPS-LOCK WORDS TO EXPRESS MY LEVEL OF EXCITEDNESS!!!

fairyland 3

The blurb (from Goodreads):

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.

Here is another rich, beautifully told, wisely humorous, and passionately [layered] book from New York Times-bestselling author, Catherynne M. Valente.

Let’s talk about this:

Title and cover both suggest that September will learn to fly in volume three of the Fairyland series. I especially like the starry night-esque background and that awesome moon. I cannot wait to find out what people we will meet on Fairyland’s moon. And of course, Ell is on the cover again.It wouldn’t be right without the wyverary.

I will buy a hardcover edition of this as soon as it’s out, since I already own books one and two in hardback and they are beautiful. A big thanks goes to the publisher for keeping a consistent cover design and only shifting the background colors around. There are few things I hate more than cover designs that change mid-series. Then again, after this, there are two more volumes in the making. So there is still potential for mess-ups. But I will hope for the best and can NOT wait to have the entire series sitting on my shelf in all its wondrous, lyrical glory.

What do you guys think? Are you as giddy as I am? Do you like the new cover illustration? (How did I not read about this on Cat Valente’s livejournal?)

If you are among the people who have no idea why a grown woman is going crazy over a children’s book, let me tell you two things. One: Harry Potter. Two: Cat Valente is already one of my favorite authors and may even be my number one favorite some day. Go read the Fairyland books (and then everything else by her).

The Fairyland Series:

  1. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
  2. The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
  3. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

Prequel short story: The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland – For a Little While (read it for free on Tor.com (recommended after book 1) )

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