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Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward…
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Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, 2) (2017. Auflage)

von Seanan McGuire (Autor)

Reihen: Wayward Children (2)

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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 ... 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.… (mehr)
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Titel:Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, 2)
Autoren:Seanan McGuire (Autor)
Info:Tor.com (2017), Edition: Later Printing, 192 pages
Sammlungen:Kindle, Deine Bibliothek, Read 2021
Bewertung:***1/2
Tags:kindle, fantasy

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Down Among the Sticks and Bones von Seanan McGuire

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I don't know how to rate these books. I really liked it. It sucked me in from the beginning and I read it in one sitting, which I haven't done in a really long time.

But at times it felt too heavy handed with 'the message'. When the story really began that dropped and I got sucked in.

I don't know. Reading this gave me the same feelings I had as a kid reading fairy tales. It makes it so I don't even mind the ending. ( )
  Jonesy_now | Sep 24, 2021 |
This is the 2nd book in the Wayward Children Series-I loved it as much as the first.

This is the "before the Wayward Home" story of twins Jack and Jill. It is just as much a coming of age story (if you expect to be a vampire or Mad Scientist when you turn 18) as it is a dark and heartbreaking fairy tale. Unfortunately no one lives happily ever-after.

Before finding their door Jacqueline and Jillian lead very structured lives, enforced by their parents. Jack, as the pretty little princess and and Jill the dusty dirty Tom Boy. Once through the door their lives are upended and nothing is ever the same.

Seanan McGuire is fast becoming a new favorite of mine. I am anticipating picking up the 3rd book ASAP!
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  JBroda | Sep 24, 2021 |
Amazing narrator (I believe the author does this book which can sometimes go so wrong) and a great backstory about Jack and Jill. Perfect story for those who want to read a horror fantasy about not being the person your parents force you to be and becoming more. Vampires and Mad scientists present. ( )
  MorbidLibrarian | Sep 18, 2021 |
I loved this book! I actually enjoyed this even more than the first book. In this book we get to learn all about Jack and Jill. We learn about their parents and how Jack and Jill were raised. We follow them through their door to their "fairyland" they call the Moors and what all happens to them while there. We see how they morph and grow and then we discover what happens that they find themselves stuck back in the real world. For such a small book, they really pack a lot in. I flew through this book and loved every second of it! I cannot wait to read the next one! ( )
  Completely_Melanie | Sep 10, 2021 |
Summer 2019 (Hugo 2019 Catch-Up);

I have been hearing about this series from one of my closest friends for years, and how much I would love it, so when the windfall of books for this year's Hugo's (and my decision to read all the nominees that I could this summer), I set myself down to read the two novella's before Behind the Sugar Sky. I must admit I was not sure what to think when going into this series and I found it a strange place I was trying to sort out from earlier into the start.

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Book two in the Wayward Children series is a prequel talking about the twins, and in general giving us the story, that led to the ending events, and murder revelation, in Every Heart A Doorway.

From the very beginning of this installment done away with is our X-mansion likened school, and we are dropped directly into Jack & Jill's life from the before they are born, told first through the lens of both themselves and the shadow of their parents behind them. I need to be very clear with the fact, though I adjust well to formatting choices, the parents' parentheticals began to grate on me within about five percent of the constancy of it. When it lasted to 20% of the story it was tiresome but something I could grind myself through.

When it cropped up later past the 50% mark, suddenly happening from one of the twins, when it hadn't before for them in this story, or in the last story, I was really annoyed with the choice. I don't mind a format change, but you have to keep some consistency within your own decision about the format of how you are writing your novel and how you are executing your change, and how the mind can rely, adjust, expect, and be surprised by it. This one was consistent when it was the parents, but it was disorienting when it popped up randomly and inconsistently later.

Add to that given the nature of two children who are so evocatively nicknamed 'Jack & Jill' in a children's fantasy series making and giving shoutouts everywhere, I found it surprising it took until 30% into the novel for anyone to actually a crack a comment related to the Jack & Jill poem. That fact their parents were so deeply against the nicknames not being proper, but never once talked about that as a reason to keep them from nicknames just seemed incredibly odd, especially given how judgemental and aware of everything we're supposed to see their domineering of their children as.

A fan of both Dracula and Frankenstein (the latter of which I taught to my students in the spring, during Mary Shelley's anniversary year and still carry great and close affinity to the inspirations of), I was quite game to fall into a gothic setting where Dracula and Victor are in a constant, barely compromised stale-mate over both their world and the necessity of sharing the children who fall into their world.

I did, as an aside, feel like the fact they were given the names 'The Doctor' and the 'The Master' were both tongue-in-cheek pointed to their characters, their genres, and their own books, but, also, found myself jarred with another canon reference peering out to me from Doctor Who. Which seemed a bit strange for me to allude to from nowhere, and I feel was like likening the aspiration of Xavier's school in the first novel, too.

I liked the ongoing discussion about gender role dysphoria and the dangers of forcing your children into the roles they had not chosen for themselves, such that it spring-boarded each child into being their direct opposite, and yet that choice, too, seem glossed over. There was nothing of the inner character search for each sister to discover who she really was, and what she wanted to look like, act like, be received/seen as, etc. It was just a drastic switch that then was swept directly under the table as finished and done with.

I, also, felt like book was a battering ram of trying to Cat Valente and Fairyland. The first book was evocative of it, but this one felt like it was trying so hard to emulate it exactly and failing dramatically. The lyrical prose, foreshadowing, side commentary, extra details all never seemed to truly how themselves in place, and while they were at times very highlight-able and quote-able they could never stick the landing and weave themselves seamlessly into the narration, the story, or the point of view at the time.

Like the end of Every Heart A Doorway Jack is left carrying his sister away from the horror of her actions and it seems too concurrent an ending, given it was almost entirely exact. Obviously, this leaving leads to how they got to book one previous to our main character arrival, but I still felt left in the lurch of not knowing what happened to them at all on the end of the first book. Still no clue what has become of our murderer, or her gatekeeper. ( )
  wanderlustlover | Aug 21, 2021 |
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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 ... 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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