Part of the Wayward Children series, but a stand alone read - so if you don't want to commit to an entire series read this book - it is the story about how Jacqueline and Jillian became Jack and Jill - well written, engaging - loved it!
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I think the children chosen as the focus of the story determine the tone. As such, it's no surprise that this was not my favourite, and yet no deterrent to me continuing in the #waywardchildrenseries . I still love the way the author writes, and the illustrations in this volume are exquisite.
An interesting glimpse into the world that made Jack & Jill who they were and why they returned home! I love these characters and was really happy to get to know them better! I'm really looking forward to getting through this series!
This is the second in this series but it takes place before the first book. Why? Every ending is a beginning. The story is genius for a lot of reasons. This one was about identity, because the main characters aren't just sisters but twins. The story raises interesting questions about how we become who we are, how much what we look like influences those around us, and do we really decide who we are or are we just making the best of it?
I‘m loving this series! On to book 3.
While I didn't like this one as much as Every Heart A Doorway, it's still a solid, beautiful read. It gives the backstory of Jack and Jill, how they went down a staircase and entered the Moors. I liked the bittersweet nature of the book and the love\hate relationship of the sisters. McGuire has such a lyrical style that you could pull a quote from almost any paragraph.
Jack and Jill's backstory is told in this book. Unfortunately for them, they had parents who should not have been parents. The things that drive the girls are revealed and helps us to understand the choices they've made. ⭐⭐⭐💫
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This second book in the Wayward Children series went into depth about Jack and Jill's childhood and their time spent in their other world. I liked the way it emphasized not pigeon holing children into stereotypes. The book was enjoyably creepy and disturbing. A great way to end Halloween!
I really enjoyed this look into Jack and Jill's origin story. Love the vivid description of the world they're launched into.
I discovered that Libby had the audiobook series and I was so thrilled to return to the Wayward Children series! Also figured this would be a good chance to post the August #bookspinbingo card as an update. Considering school is back in session I am fairly pleased by this…
Second in the series and I devoured it. I loved the deep dive into Jack and Jill's story! I definitely missed the other characters from the first book, but I'm sure they'll be back. This one ends just as the twins return to the 'real world'. I especially loved Jack's character journey and learning why she acts as she does. And the sibling dynamics of jealousy and misunderstanding, yet still caring no matter what is really well written.
Seanan McGuire delivered more than enough to solidify my adoration for the whimsically dark world of the Wayward Children. As I was reading and tabbing I noticed that if I didn‘t stop I would run out of tabs. That‘s just how beautiful and impactful it was! I am so beyond thrilled to have more magical and poignant stories to venture back into with the rest of this bewitching series. I will simply leave you with this, READ IT!!!
Second in McGuire's "Wayward Children" series, about children who have returned from portal-fantasy worlds. This one digs into the backstory of two characters from book one, twins who wander into a grim world of vampires and mad scientists and make it their home. I quite liked this one.
This was my #DoubleSpin for June.
5/5 for this one! While reading the first book I was so curious about Jack and Jill. I‘m so glad I got to see their back story. They make so much more sense now. This one pulled at my heart strings. I cried. I cannot wait to read the next book.
#bookspin Book 2 of the Wayward series. Twins Jack and Jill journey to the Moor world. Looking forward to the next book in the series (already borrowed from the library ❤️ Libby app)
Fav line: if our sympathy is more for the first of them, well we are only human; we can only look on the scene with human eyes, and judge in our own ways.
I love alternate world books and the creativity of the worlds McGuire has introduced so far is binge worthy.
This book tells Jill and Jack‘s story in the Moors. I again love the writing and rich description of this world. There‘s a cautionary tale wrapped in here about subjecting your children to staunchly defined gender roles and denying children autonomy. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 #Fantasy #Recommendsday #MagicalRealism #WaywardChildren #LibrariansofLitsy #Novella
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Loved, loved, loved this book. This made me feel all the emotions. I felt bad for the twins and how they grew up. This was definitely more of a Jack book with Jill as most of a back burner character. But I felt the most bad for Jill until about the end. A great read. Definitely one of my favorites.
I've read where this is a lot of people's favorite of the 3 books currently, and I can understand why. For me, this setting was everything! The Moors was eerie and dark and just what you expect from every horror movie ever. I think it's easily my favorite portal world so far (though I think I'd love The Halls of the Dead just as much if we ever get to see that world fully).
I loved the characters and their relationships with each other.
This turned out a pleasant surprise. Other than having read the first novella in the series, which I also loved, I went in blind regarding this second installment in the series. I didn‘t realize it was a prequel, and it‘s one that works incredibly well, so much so that I want to reread the first novella. Only gripe is that the start spends a lot of time in the lead up to Jack and Jill finding their door.
2nd book in the Wayward Children series and I must say it is better than the first. Jack and Jill reimagined as a horrific fantasy. Portal-story meets vampires. On to the next book in the series.
I seem to be gravitating towards short fantasy - here's another one I enjoyed. Horrifying & fascinating.
So deliciously grim and gruesome, this second installment in Seanan McGuire‘s Wayward Children series brings us along with twin sisters Jack & Jill to the land of the Moors. I think at this point Seanan McGuire can take me anywhere she wants! I love this book for the way it explores the emotional contexts that define us and especially for showing how someplace as menacing and monster-infested as the Moors can become “home.”
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I‘m going to be honest, I had forgotten that the sixth book in the series is getting published on January 12. 😆
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A very different take on the story of Jack and Jill, in this rendition, they are two sisters who find a door to a different world, each must chose a master, one chooses comfort while the other chooses science and hard work. This story shows that decisions have specific paths that they must fullfil and that something's are meant to happen as they unfold.
Great short novella.
Weekend Audiobook a quick, fantasy novel, part of the Wayward Children series.
WOWZA. I am incredibly fortunate that my family was (largely) supportive and encouraging when I came out as trans, but I have quite a few loved ones whose parents and family members behaved a lot more like this. This description of conditional love was so familiar that I actually gasped aloud.
1. It‘s a three way tie. Denethor from LOTR, Professor Umbridge from HP (that‘s an obvious one), and Orpheus from the Inkheart trilogy.
2. I have a terrible sense of smell, so I can really only detect strong scents. I love the smell of anything baking, though.
3. I have books 2, 3, and 4 of the Wayward Children waiting for me on my kindle once the workweek is over!
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The second installment in the Wayward Children series, and is even more fun than the first. This book gives you the backstory of the characters Jack and Jill, covering their childhood and time spent in the land of the Moors.
I love this one even more that the first.
A grey and moody book for a grey and rainy day. I'm really loving Seanan McGuire's writing style in this Wayward Children series and I'm excited to continue it when my overdrive holds on the rest come in. Hope everyone out there is staying home and healthy 💜
Look these little books of terrible fairytales are so my thing that it makes me unendingly happy. I loved this book. Jack was one of my favorites in book one so I was excited to have her in this one. It‘s fascinating and terrible and I wanted it to be 400 pages not just under 200. But there are no extra frills in these books and I love that.
(I already started book three, if that tells you anything)