The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente; 2011;$16.99; 247 pages; Feiwel and Friends, New York, NY; 978-0-312-64961-6; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Northwest; 1/14/19-1/18/19
Why did I read this? Because my good friend and fellow mega reader Amanda Banker recommended it.
One night as she is doing the dishes September accepts an invitation from the Green Wind to ride him to Fairyland. She accepts and begins a series of adventures that she survives by her wits and ingenuity. She is tasked with the dictatorial leader of Fairyland, The Marquess, to bring a sword back to her. There are all kinds of challenges that September must conquer using her mind even more than her strength. Her most important weapon is indeed her mind. The friends that September makes throughout the book are awesome, especially A through L, the Wyvern. It was fun but not something that made me want to read the rest of the series.
What is with the title of the review? The story is full of fun elements and some of the fun is in the nonsensical storytelling.