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Fairyland: (Songs of Magic, Book 4)

Fairyland - J.L. Bryan You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads.This series never ceases to amaze me! I have tried a few other fairy books since reading this J.L. Bryan series and have been so not interested every time. But, when I read these I am completely lost in the fairy lore and the wonderful writing. Fairyland is an epic adventure in just that, a Fairyland. In this one we get to go with Jason and Erin as they fight their way through marshmallow swamps and the Southward sea (which is full of sharks with attitude and mermaid pirates!)All of my favourite characters were back in full force. Grizzlemore was as grumpy and sarcastic as ever and is still reigning as my favourite. We get to watch Erin and Jason's relationship grow as they venture through fairyland which was exactly what I was looking for in this fourth installment. Some of the mystery surrounding Erin is revealed but just a touch. J.L must be longing to drive me insane with anticipation as he is constantly giving tid bits of information but always just shy of enough to fulfil me. We are also treated to more of Aiode and Liadan's adventure to retrieve the stolen instruments. Aiode still had me laughing in this one as she figured out the inner workings of the man world and was exposed to rock n' roll.For the fourth book in this series I will admit that I had worried about it being carried on and how it could be kept fresh and exciting. J.L. accomplished that, I've mentioned how fascinated I am with this authors imagination before and this one just pushed it even farther, there are so many new creations in Faerie; Sourgum & Sweetgum trees that spit gum as far as the eye can see, giant pork loving bog frogs and vicious swamp cobras made everything feel brand new. There is also a little twist in this one that, once it hit me like a slap in the face, I was kicking myself for not suspecting it because it makes so much sense. I can't say enough about this series, you have to read them for yourself. They are fantastical, hilarious and written so well. This is a great addition to a series that I love and I can't wait for more!