“May the drowned Gods devour every scrap of meat clinging to her barnacled bones.”
Title: Come Tumbling Down
Author: Seanan McGuire
Page Count: 208 pages
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
The fifth installment in Seanan McGuire’s award-winning, bestselling Wayward Children series, Come Tumbling Down picks up the threads left dangling by Every Heart a Doorwayand Down Among the Sticks and Bones
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.
Each time a new Wayward Children title comes I say to myself “now that was my favourite instalment”. Here we are with Come Tumbling Down and within the first 2 pages I said the same words to myself. Deja vu! This book follows my favourite storyline – Jack & Jill’s in the Moors. There’s vampires and mad scientists and very dark delicious writing. You’ll want to take the words and wrap them around yourself in layers.
I recommend reading them in order because the storylines interconnect and there are spoilers if you read out of order. And how can you resist these covers? They’re beautiful and look amazing on your shelves.
We learn more about the Moors and its inhabitants. We see Jack’s development from the first book to now. We understand Jack and Jill’s pull to their home on a new level. This adventure was so wonderful I loved everything about it. McGuire not only represents those that have been marginalized but brings to life a cast of various people and genders but does not let those characteristics define them. Instead their identities are a part of them. She is a master of words and I am so happy to live in a world where McGuire writes.
Thank you Tordotcom for sending me an ARC for review.