Down Among the Sticks and Bones

Seanan McGuire
fantasy > dark fantasy
Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2) - Seanan McGuire7.34

Hugo Award nominee 2018.

A novella.

A new stand-alone dark fantasy tale from the world of Every Heart a Doorway: what happened to Jack and Jill before they tumbled into Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children

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 tomboy. 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 for a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices.

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Release date: June 11, 2017
Genres: fantasydark fantasy
Average rating: 7.34/10
Total ratings: 3
Updated: May 20, 2022

Wayward Children :: Series

The Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire is the story of Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children, a boarding school for children who come home from portal fantasy worlds and can't adjust to their new lives.

Every Heart a Doorway6.86
Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2)7.34
Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children #3)7.00
In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children #4)
Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children #5)8.00
Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children #6)
Where the Drowned Girls Go (Wayward Children #7)
Book Eight of the Wayward Children (untitled) (Wayward Children #8)9.00
Book Nine of the Wayward Children (untitled) (Wayward Children #9)8.50
Book Ten of the Wayward Children (untitled) (Wayward Children #10)9.00