Wednesday 27 November 2019

Down among the sticks and bones by Seanan McGuire

Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Published June 13th 2017 by
Series: Wayward Children #2
Fantasy novella

Wohoo, free!! Thak you TOR.

I Liked book 1, and I liked this one. This one happens before book 1, and I had honestly forgotten what happened in that novella.

Jacqueline grows up a princess, Jillian grows up a tomboy, and they both start to chafe at the roles given by their parents. They are twins, yet so different.

Jack and Jill went up a hill, and all fell apart...

I liked where they ended up, it was dark. There are doors, and all those lost children around the world, might have fallen through those doors. And the other side is not always or ever pleasant.

Great novella! I need more

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.


  1. hmm I would need more too, sounds great!

  2. Not read about this one anywhere on the blogs. Thanks for the review.

  3. I've read a couple of her books and liked them.

  4. I always have a good time with these

  5. I have not read these, will need to check library for them

  6. I liked the first one and want to continue because almost everyone said they get better.

    Karen @ For What It's worth

  7. What a creative mind this author has. Yay for free.

  8. My daughter listened to the first one in this series, but never went back... of course she usually only reads a half of a book before she walks away. She doesn't like books. :-(

  9. I got this one as a freebie as well and can't wait to read it. Glad you enjoyed it.



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