Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2)
Author: Seanan McGuire
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Tor
Published: June 13, 2017
Pages: 187
My Rating: ★★

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.

Two twins go on an adventure in a new and exciting land.

I was a little wary going into this second book in the Wayward Children series because I didn't know if this sequel would live up to the first book. I was happily surprised that I ended up liking this one way more even then the first one. Which almost never happens to me when reading a series. Often, there will be a first book syndrome but in this instance, that was not the case. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time and ended up finishing the book super fast because I needed to know what was going to happen. 

The book is perfection and I have no other rating for it other than being an easy five stars! I loved every single moment of this book. It had a creepy dark vibe. The backstory and learning about Jack and Jill kept me on my toes and there were times where I was so mad at their parents. McGuire's writing is stunning plain and simple. If you have not tried this series yet...... please, I urge you to pick it up. You will not be disappointed. 

Hi! I'm Seanan McGuire, author of the Toby Daye series (Rosemary and RueA Local HabitationAn Artificial NightLate Eclipses), as well as a lot of other things. I'm also Mira Grant (, author of Feed and Deadline.
Born and raised in Northern California, I fear weather and am remarkably laid-back about rattlesnakes. I watch too many horror movies, read too many comic books, and share my house with two monsters in feline form, Lilly and Alice (Siamese and Maine Coon).