When a new book in a series is like coming home: Reviewing COME TUMBLING DOWN by Seanan McGuire & Rounding Up the Previous Wayward Children Books!

Hey bookworms!

Have you ever read a the new book in series and just...had this sense of coming home? And then another punch in the gut when everything is over and you're suddenly missing the world and the characters all over again? One of the best things about long-running series is also one of the worst things: They're over too soon, albeit with the promise of more to come. Every time a new book is picked up, it is like coming home and reuniting with loved ones. You can pick up right where you left off. But saying goodbye is so, so brutal and devastating. Time wears away the ache, and then you see those friends and family anew, and fall in love all over again, and the vicious cycle repeats itself.

Seanan McGuire's award-winning series Wayward Children is one such series. Every book is a delight, something original to be cherished and held. Some are terrifying and bleak, while others are full of wonder and whimsy. Every time I finish one of these books, I wish there truly were other worlds to explore so I didn't have to go back to the mundane.

I had that sensation reading COME TUMBLING DOWN. Even those these books are largely intertwining stand-alones (Although for this one, it actually builds upon events from EVERY HEART A DOORWAY and DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONE with reoccurring characters; it's the only one that will give you an issue if you try to read it without reading any other books in the series first.), the characters have all become so dear, and their adventures and worlds have twisted their way deep into my heart. As I began reading, I thought, "Man, I've missed this series so much. I didn't realize just how much!" and then upon finishing, I wished there was more, more, more and am already looking forward to the new adventure in 2021!

Check out today's review of COME TUMBLING DOWN over on BroadwayWorld. And, if you're new to the series and want to learn more, I did a post rounding up the series as a whole that you can check out as well!

This series is technically adult, and while it has a little language and some books have more grit and violence than others, they're actually tamer than a lot of YA on the market, and all star teenagers. In fact, almost every book in the series has been honored with the Alex Award, which recognizes adult titles with YA crossover appeal. Only ten books are chosen annually for this prestigious award! So don't let the fact that these are in the adult section of fantasy and not YA stop you from reading this mesmerizing series!


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Author: Seanan McGuire
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Publisher: Tor Books
Received: Purchased

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 DOORWAY and 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.




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