31. I Hate Fairyland: Book One (Deluxe) by Skottie Young

I Hate Fairyland: Book One by Skottie Young
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a deluxe edition containing both volumes 1 and 2 which have been previously published. I had already read volume 1 but decided to re-read it here. This book is rated "M" (Mature) for a reason. It is a wholly irreverent comedic take on the fantasy quest. Ten-year-old Gertrude is a doe-eyed cute little 10-year-old girl but she's been in Fairyland now 27 years searching for the key to open the door which takes her back to her reality. While Gertrude's looks haven't changed she has aged and is now a bitter, cruel, violent 40 year-old-woman inside a child's body. The book is a riot of humour, colour and blood, poking fun at typical fantasy elements. Extremely violent, this won't be for everyone but if you have a dark sense of humour you'll find it delightful.