In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
These Wayward children are all pretty damn awesome.
It's not hard to love a land built on your heart's wishes, a heavy dichotomy between fantasy and reality, and the rules that go along with it.
Lundry, in this one, feels damn important to me. It's almost like I was her. :) Bookish, reliant on rules and in love with Fair Value. She never wanted to game anyone. She only wanted to get by and remain invisible within the rules... and she eventually got her wish.
So pretty, poignant, and full of heart. This is the story of Moon and Lundry. A cautionary tale. A tragedy. Some hope.
And above all, this is one of the best fairy tales out there. YA? Yes. But but this is one of the GOOD ones. :)
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