Title: Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2)
Author: Seanan McGuire
Publisher: Tor 2017
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Popsugar - Twins; I Love Libraries; Seasonal Series - Fantasy Series
Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.
This is the story of what happened first…
Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it’s because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline.
Jillian was her father’s perfect daughter—adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you've got.
They were five when they learned that grown-ups can’t be trusted.
They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretense of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices.
All through the first book in this series, I wondered about the history of Jack and Jill. Thankfully McGuire wrote an entire book just about their story and it was truly horrifying. I loved the world of The Moors and the cast of characters that live there. The Master and Dr. Bleak are great villains in a world of villains. I loved reading through the twins's story and ultimate expulsion back to our world. Such a great slim novel.
- #1 Every Heart a Doorway
- #2 Down Among the Sticks and Bones
- #3 Beneath the Sugar Sky
- #4 In an Absent Dream
- #5 Come Tumbling Down
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