Friday 5 January 2018


Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2)Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Last year I read and really enjoyed Every Heart a Doorway, so today I decided it was time to read the next Wayward Children story.

I'm not going to call it a sequel because it's really a prequel about the twins Jack & Jill.

These intriguing girls were part of the original story in a very intense way. And this little gem tells the story of why their selfish parents decided to have kids in the first place. It also shows how these parents mistreated the girls by forcing them into roles they end up not being happy with, but has long-lasting effects that screws around with them. And how these virtual strangers (who happen to be sisters) end up finding a door that leads them into a dark place ruled by a vampire...

This certainly didn't disappoint.

I loved the whimsical storytelling, the fairy tale darkness dripping from every word, and how the story of these two sisters totally explains the dire situation the poor characters in EHaD find themselves in.

Jack was such an amazing character. I loved how selfless she is, without her sister ever realising. She's strong and smart and nice. That she becomes the apprentice of a kind-hearted mad scientist is also very cool.

Man. This story is SO good. Even though there's plenty of sadness, the ending leads back to the start of this series. Very clever!

This really was a creepy modern fairy tale. An atmospheric horror book. A story dripping with vivid imagery. A story of vampires and werewolves without focusing on either. A tale that wraps itself around you and drags you in so deeply, it takes your breath away.

Loved this.

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