Saturday, May 17, 2014

2014 book 106

Catherynne Valente's The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
I started this book about four times before, unable to get past the first chapter--the writing is somewhere between pretentious and twee and modeled off of Lewis Carroll and is wholly annoying. BUT it was the pick for FYA this month, and so I made a concerted effort to get through the story of a girl who gets whisked away to Fairyland for Adventures! The story does pick up eventually, and the writing stops calling quite so much attention to itself (for the most part), and the end was actually quite good and interesting (even if I wished there was more buildup for the main plot twist). I will probably read the next one and see where things go. B/B+.

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