• Tabitha Tomala

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Updated: Jul 12

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Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Down Among the Sticks and Bones tells the story of Jack and Jill. In this darkly creative sequel, Seanan McGuire shows the sister’s broken lives and the world that stole them away. If you have not read book one, I highly suggest you do. Sticks and Bones does not go into detail about the mechanics of the doorway worlds and can leave you easily confused.


The girls were not raised with love and care from their parents. They were treated like moldable clay and forced into roles that made their family look perfect on the outside. But on the inside, the two grew apart, each one yearning for something more in their life. Something they could truly enjoy. Like most children, when their door appeared, they stepped through with innocent curiosity. Nothing could prepare them for the violence and desperation of their new world.


This was another brilliant and dark entry in the Wayward Children series. It’s like reading page after page of smooth dark poetry that sinks into your mind. You cry out for these two girls, hoping for them to find their happiness any way they can. You become immersed in a world of magic and desperate hope. I can’t get enough of this series!


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Every Heart a Doorway

Beneath the Sugar Sky

In An Absent Dream

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