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“The Boy Who Lost Fairyland” by Catherynne M Valente

You know when a favourite author releases a new short story or novella or even a single damned scene that involves a minor character from a favourite series and you just start squealing all over the place? Yeah, this was … Continue reading

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“The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two” by Catherynne M Valente

It’s been a few days since I finished this Fairyland book, so this could be a very short one today, because I really just want to talk about the impression that this book has left on me, rather than the story itself. … Continue reading

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“The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There” by Catherynne M Valente

Before I get into this review, I just want to say that yes that is a colouring-in bookmark. I’m saving it for the end of the year. I think I’m going to need some relaxation after this semester. But moving … Continue reading

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“Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales” edited by Melissa Marr & Tim Pratt [Part III]

Unfortunately, I am writing this review/these impressions without the copy of Rags & Bones that I was reading. I had to give it back. And because I got a little busy in between finishing the book and writing this up, these … Continue reading

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“Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales” edited by Melissa Marr & Tim Pratt [Part II]

Millcara by Holly Black This story felt a little more familiar to me than the others. I was part of the Twilight generation, which spawned the vampires of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines, as well as True Blood, Vampire Diaries, and probably a whole heap … Continue reading

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“The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making” by Catherynne M. Valente

I’ve been putting off writing this review for the past few days purely for the fact that it means that the magic of this book is over. This book reminds me a lot of the first Harry Potter book in terms … Continue reading

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“Deathless” by Catherynne M. Valente

A few months ago, a friend of mine asked me if I had heard of an author named Catherynne M. Valente. When I said no, she then saw fit to rectify the situation and loaned me two of Valente’s novels. Deathless, … Continue reading

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