"Entrancingly magical journey that's half Midwestern Miyazaki, half Mad Men, and all Windy City."
"A novel that quite ingeniously incorporates all manner of actual local landmarks and legends then blows them up to the level of high fantasy. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this short, fast-reading novel soon."
"One of the most amazing, compelling, and magical books I've ever read."
"There are just enough obscenities uttered to ensure this book is never shelved in the children's or even YA section. The story, though, is anything but vulgar, a sweet and uplifting tale as heartwarming as the ones it's poking fun at."
"This is a book for intelligent adult readers who love a playful escape into teenage fantasies."
"There is an adventurous and unpredictable tone to every chapter of this book, making it very difficult to put down."
"An imaginative, modern-day adventure-fantasy for readers of all ages. Offering a view askew of the mundane and the magical, The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan is a lighthearted joy to read, highly recommended!"
"Often bringing to mind the adventures of Alice during her travels through Wonderland. Rich's travels through the city via the Lavender Line are just as colorful and filled with even more bizarre and baffling characters."