Read Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2) Online Free - 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.
|Title||:||Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2)|
|Number of Pages||:||176 pages|
June 29, 2017
Some adventures require nothing more than a willing heart and the ability to trip over the cracks in the world.
I love McGuire's dark little fairy tales so so much.
I was captivated by Every Heart a Doorway last year, and couldn't wait to get into more of the author's weirdness with Down Among th...
June 21, 2017
ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review.
1.) Every Heart a Doorway ★★★★★
This book is beyond words. No amount of word combinations I could possibly string together could do this book justice. This series is truly a gift from above, and I can't urge you enough to drop any and everythin...
June 13, 2017
according to miranda, between her two author-personas; Seanan McGuire and Mira Grant, this woman has SIX books coming out in 2017. which is crazy. and some of them, like this one, are on the short side, but they are in no way flimsy, tossed-off sketches. the amount of...
July 22, 2017
4.5 stars. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature:
Since Down Among the Sticks and Bones is a prequel to Every Heart a Doorway and I was going into it already knowing where the story of Jack and Jill ends in this fantasy portal story, I was actually rather reluctant to pick it up. But Seanan Mc...
July 04, 2017
(3.5) I'm not 100% sure how to rate this book...
I liked it but not as much as the first one. I'm definitely planning on reading the next one since I want to hear more about the other worlds!
August 01, 2017
Re-read 8/1/17: YES, I did re-read this two days after my original read. I loved it THAT much. Also I was in line for the audiobook to listen to during BTAT but didn't get approved until just today so I decided to re-listen while tidying up my house. This was just as, if not more, fantastic the s...
May 10, 2017
I just adore this series.
Booktube review: https://youtu.be/g9L-nGlu2Ic?t=6m53s
July 18, 2017
Creepy and concise in the vein of the most classic fairytales and with obvious comparisons to classic horror novels, this story has a timeless feel. It's both whimsical and disturbing with a healthy dose of dark humor.
It branches off from the brilliant Wayward Children novella seri...
July 01, 2017
The dreamy storytelling quality of this series is amazing. Some of my favorite audiobooks for sure. Loved the exploration of gender roles and how there's no wrong way to be a girl. There is a f/f romance included.
July 09, 2017
This is such a gorgeously haunting sequel to Every Heart a Doorway. I enjoyed Jack & Jill's story just as much as I did Nancy's.
The idea to tell the tales of children who have returned from their own personal fantasy worlds is both unique & nostalgic.
It strikes that chord of commonality...