Hand in hand, with fairy grace…


... will we sing, and bless this place.
- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Have you ever noticed that sometimes, once someone mentions something, it’s all you can think about? Ever since Elena pointed out my fairy-book-inclination this year, I’ve been thinking about them, bringing it up again in yesterday’s MM.

fairy[9]So, first of all, I’d like to thank Wendy for my blue fairy! I’m not about to go turning any puppets into real boys, but I’m sure we’ll go on some sort of adventure.

And secondly, I’d like to ask you guys to recommend your favourite fairy books – if I’m going to go on a spree, I might as well make sure I hit all the good ones, right? It’d be great if you could mention some for myself as well as some that might be good for a seven year old (Fairy Princess Hannah, as she goes by at the moment).



Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.
    ~William Butler Yeats, "The Land of Heart's Desire," 1894


Inside A Book said...

I loved Blackbringer (Dreamdark Series) by Laini Taylor. What a surprise pleasure it was! A sequel called, Silksinger, is due out sometime this fall. Yippee!

Ladytink_534 said...

I have tons and tons of favorite fairy books but I can only think of a few off the top of my head:

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
Merry Gentry series by Laurell K. Hamilton
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Changeling by Delia Sherman
and Patricia Briggs' Mercy series has Fae in it as well.

Oh and I reviewed a good anthology that had faerie stories in it a couple of months ago called The Faery Reel: