I really liked this book. The writing is amazing! I loved that the narrator addresses the reader quite often. There are a lot rumbling throughout the story, which I had a bit of trouble getting used to. The pacing was a bit slow at the beginning but it worked to introduce all the craziness of Fairly land.
It reminded me of Alice in Wonderland with all the crazy characters and funny situations and of Narnia because of the way the world worked. I also really enjoyed the slight references to other characters in fairy tales.
As regards the characters, I loved all of them! September, the Green Wind, A-Through-L, Gleam (he was so cute!). September was compassionate but also brave. I liked that she admitted that she wasn't as tough as other heroes in stories but still didn't give up. A-Through-L was so adorable! I want a Wyvern like him as a friend. Iago was awesome and I kept picturing as panther version of Rajah from Aladdin. I love how Valente portrayed the relationships between her characters, even the villains.
All in all, I throughly enjoyed this book, even though I struggled a bit at the beginning.