BOOK: Come Tumbling Down
AUTHOR: Seanan McGuire
Last year was the first time I really took notice of Seanan McGuire’s books. I really wanted to start this series but when I got selected to review this newly released book, I didn’t really have time to read the first 4. While I can say that may have helped with a deeper understanding, I found that I enjoyed the books just as much and can’t wait to go back and read the previous in the series.
The Wayward children series is about kids that get sent via doorways to other worlds. Apparently this book revisits a world that was visited in a previous book. So it left me with questions I hope are answered when I read from the beginning. The book follows the aftermath of sisters Jack and Jill (Jill previously being killed by her sister) as well as other students from the home. I felt like it was a quick read but found myself skimming more than usual in the middle. I chalk that up to unfamiliarity with the characters. Nevertheless, I highly recommend delving into this fascinating series.
Short Synopsis (from Goodreads):
When Jack left Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children she was carrying the body of her deliciously deranged sister--whom she had recently murdered in a fit of righteous justice--back to their home on the Moors.
But death in their adopted world isn't always as permanent as it is here, and when Jack is herself carried back into the school, it becomes clear that something has happened to her. Something terrible. Something of which only the maddest of scientists could conceive. Something only her friends are equipped to help her overcome.
Eleanor West's "No Quests" rule is about to be broken.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Received from Netgalley.