Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2)
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 tom-boy. 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 a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices.

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Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2) Reviews

  • Rachel
    Feb 2, 2017


    Seanan McGuire does not disappoint. In the second book in her Wayward Children series, McGuire applies the same recipe from her previous novel (Every Heart a Doorway) to this one: a riveting fantasy tale with empathy and heart. Our two protagonists, Jack and Jill, must live up to their...

  • Barb (Boxermommyreads)
    Jan 23, 2017

    Barb (Boxermommyreads)

    This doesn't come out for a long time but I couldn't wait any longer to read it. Review will be up closer to release date. Needless to say, LOVED IT! ...

  • Booniss
    Jan 22, 2017


    Set in the same world as the wonderful Every Heart A Doorway, this also works as a standalone story.This follows twin girls Jack and Jill before the events of EHAD, their childhoods and the rigid moulds their parents tried to force them into (one feminine, one masculine, both trapped b...

  • Katie
    Jan 21, 2017


    Enjoyable but not quite as charming as the first for me ...

  • Susannah Grace
    Jan 19, 2017

    Susannah Grace

    Jack and Jill's world by far fascinated me the most I'm so PUMPED THAT THE NEXT BOOK WILL BE ABOUT THEM AND THAT COVER IS PERFECT ...

  • Thomas Wagner
    Jan 18, 2017

    Thomas Wagner

    Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children novellas continue with a stand-alone tragedy that erases virtually every concern and gripe I had with its (admittedly widely acclaimed) maiden volume, Every Heart a Doorway. And while Down Among the Sticks and Bones doesn’t elevate my opinion...

  • Lucille
    Nov 26, 2016


    Not sure between 4,5 or 5, but it was really really great. Not home right now so I'll write my review next week. I really cannot wait for the other book in this series!! ...

  • Alexandra
    Nov 23, 2016


    So yes, I'm very privileged. I got to read Every Heart a Doorway a long time before it came out. And now I've had the chance to read the prequel a long time before it comes out, too. It's out from on 13 June 2017...The blurb saysTwin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when th...

  • Emily Hughes
    Nov 22, 2016

    Emily Hughes

    Read an e-galley from the publisher. What a glorious follow-up to Every Heart a Doorway - I'm so glad this is turning into a series. This is portal fantasy like you've never looked at it before. ...

  • Melanie
    Nov 1, 2016


    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review.1.) Every Heart a Doorway ★★★★★ ...