Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday *96*

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming book releases that we're especially looking forward to!

Here's my pick this week:

The Boy Who Lost Fairyland
by Catherynne M. Valente - (Fairyland #4)
Expected Publication: March 3rd 2015 by Feiwel & Friends

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.
Full disclosure: I still need to read the third Fairyland book - so I'm not quite sure what brought on the change in the main character from our beloved September to this new boy.  And to be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about it.  I'm hoping September will make some sort of an appearance...unless things get explained and settled in the third book, in which case I have total confidence that Miss Valente will deliver an equally engaging and whimsical foray into Fairyland!  I spy a Wyvern there on the cover... so all is certainly not lost!  These books have a very special quality to them that makes the truly unique and heartwarming so I don't think I could ever get enough. Valente's writing style is superb so if she's offering up more books, I'll be reading them :)

Have you read the Fairyland books? What do you think of the MC switch?
Let me know :) And don't forget to link me up! 


  1. Ah! I need to read the rest of the series, suddenly there's like 4 or 5 books!? I am so behind, I have to hurry up and catch up :D
    I hope you get it soon!

  2. I still haven't started this series but I love the sound of this installment of it! I've always been intrigued by the whole changeling myth. Maybe I can start with the first book next year - I remember how much you loved it :) Thanks for stopping by, hun!

  3. I don't think I've stumbled across this series before, but it sounds really cute! I now have to go back and look up the first book in the series. Cool pick!!

    Here's My WoW.

  4. I haven't read this series, but I want to try it someday. I love MG fantasy so it sounds perfect for me. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I haven't read this series or read anything by Valente (I really should) but it's great to see she's writing more Fairyland books. They seem very well received and popular.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  6. At first I just saw The Boy who and it automatically reminded me of Harry Potter, The Boy Who lived.
    Great pick.
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW earlier.
    Garnet @ Gemstreet Reviews


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