September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows - and their magic - to the world of Fairyland-Below. This world has a new ruler: Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is September’s shadow. And Halloween has no intentions of giving Fairyland’s shadows back.
Fans of Valente’s best-selling first Fairyland book will revel in the lush setting, characters, and language of September’s journey. Listners will also welcome back good friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. But in Fairyland-Below, even the best of friends aren’t always what they seem....
©2012 Catherynne M. Valente (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I will definitely listen to this book again. It was perfect squeal to the first fairyland book!
Several times toward the end of the book I was pleasantly surprised by what was revealed. It was like the magician revealing the rabbit was under the cloth the whole time and you were so sure he put it in the hat. It was amazing. SJ tuckers narration was prefect!
S.J. Tucker is a true performer. Every character was brought to life with his or her own nuances. Truly an enjoyable listen.
Did that reallt just happen? I– what?? Talk about flooring us with a last sentence...
Valente's "Fairyland" books leave me wjth that feel-good feeling that makes you just want to hug yourself as you are filled with joy at the adorableness of everything.
Imaginative, unconventional, adventurous, emotional and magical, this series is adorable and whimsical and really important, for it teaches about forgiveness, friendship, perseverance and the idea that nothing is ever as it seems. It teaches about family and explores the nature of "good vs. evil" and how everything is always more complicated than that.
This series is has fast become a favourite of mine and I will love it to the end of time. I recommend it for children, teenagers and adults alike, for everyone can get something out of it.
I would absolutely listen to this book again- the storytelling and humor are -great-. I absolutely love this whole series. While I would say this is the weakest of the three I've listened to, all three books are fantastic- this one being the weakest is just a testament to how great the others are.
I think the most memorable moment for me is the moment September comes face-to-face with Halloween for the first time. It's a great moment.
Probably the scene where September comes face-to-face with Halloween for the first time. It's just a great scene.
This book didn't have the kind of impact the first one did, which was kind of the problem I had with it. The ending act was still great though, and I'd say when September makes her final decision concerning Halloween was pretty moving.
The narrator they got for this one simply isn't as good as the author was in my opinion. She grew on me over time, but I was pleased to hear the author come back for the third book.
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