Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (97)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week I am waiting on The Boy Who Lost Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente (3/3/15):
Description on Goodreads:
When a young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fairyland by the Golden Wind, he becomes a changeling – a human boy -- in the strange city of Chicago, a place no less bizarre and magical than Fairyland when seen through trollish eyes. Left with a human family, Hawthorn struggles with his troll nature and his changeling fate. But when he turns twelve, he stumbles upon a way back home, to a Fairyland much changed from the one he remembers. Hawthorn finds himself at the center of a changeling revolution--until he comes face to face with a beautiful young Scientiste with very big, very red assistant.

Time magazine has praised Catherynne M. Valente's Fairyland books as "one of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century." In this fourth installment of her saga, Valente 's wisdom and wit will charm readers of all ages.
Why I’m Waiting:
I had no idea there would be more books! A friend of mine just alerted me to this fourth installment, and I jumped up and down with joy. Seriously, the series is wonderful. There’s nothing out there quite like it. And I’m not sure why it’s not hyped a million times more than it is. Also, it sounds like there will be some new, interesting characters in this one. I love the cover. I like that it’s consistent with the rest of the series even though it sounds like there is a different main character. And normally a different main character would annoy me, but I’m just so happy there will be more books that I can’t even bother to be annoyed.
What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Oh, I haven't heard or read this series. Hope you enjoy it, though!

    Here's my Wednesday post.

  2. I love middle school series, i feel like they have so much of the most imaginitive stories and covers!
    Nemo @ Blame it on the book

  3. What an extraordinary choice
    I definitely have to look into this one :)
    Thanks for sharing and I hope you get to enjoy it


  4. I only found out about this one over the weekend myself! I had no idea there would be more books either :D I've bookmarked your reviews for books 2 and 3 since I'm almost done book 2 and have yet to read book 3 but I'll be stopping by to compare notes on those soon. Anyways, it does sound like it'll be a different MC but I'm hoping September makes an appearance all the same! This is such a unique and whimsical series, I'm pumped there'll be more! Fantastic pick Nori ^^

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews