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Come Tumbling Down

(Wayward Children #5)

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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
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Hardcover, 206 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Tor.com
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Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
(3.5) Let's state the obvious: The fourth book was the best one and nothing will ever compare...

Now. I've been having mixed feelings about this series. I enjoy the ideas, the writing, how diverse the characters are but I always feel like "something is missing". Probably because the books are so short so there's a lot of "And after they saved..." aka we miss on all the fun adventures.

This book was different since we do get to see what happens when we go back to The Moors. If you enjoyed Jack and
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Melanie

ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review.

1.) Every Heart a Doorway
2.) Down Among the Sticks and Bones
3.) Beneath the Sugar Sky
4.) In an Absent Dream



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Warda
May 05, 2019 marked it as to-read
Can this series never end?
Please and thank you.
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
#1 Every Heart a Doorway
#2 Down Among the Sticks and Bones
#3 Beneath the Sugar Sky
#4 In An Absent Dream
#5 Come Tumbling Down

Hope is a vicious beast. It sinks in its claws and it doesn't let go.

I've come to realize that I seem to start every Wayward Children review the same way: by gushing about how, no matter how much I think I already adore Seanan, this latest book has made me love her even more. Well, I'm sorry to be repetitive, but I'm really not sorry at all, because yet again, this
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
The Wayward Children books have turned into such a great series ... and here's #5! A strong 4 stars. Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:
Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children was an island of misfit toys, a place to put the unfinished stories and the broken wanderers who could butcher a deer and string a bow but no longer remembered what to do with indoor plumbing. It was also, more importantly, a holding pen for heroes. Whatever they might have become when they’d been cast out
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♠ TABI ♠
Mar 06, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: netgalley
The pattern has stayed and this is a direct sequel to Beneath the Sugar Sky which means I GET MORE KADE IN MY LIFE OKAY!!!

also this just says "the fifth installment" not the LAST installment so we have hope for more stories

AND HELLO LOVELY COVER
Katherine Elizabeth
This was a tough book to rate. One moment I was like, “yeah! I’m really enjoying this!” Then the next, I was sorely disinterested, even though a lot was going on. There was a lot of back and forth until, ultimately, it stayed around the 2-star range.

This is the fifth installment in the Wayward Children series, and if it continues to book six, this will probably be my last. The previous book also wasn’t a favorite of mine, but because the second book in this series was so good I’ve pushed forward
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amy ☂︎
Jan 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, buddy-read
i relate to jack a lot in this book because i too am clinging to the last vestiges of sanity most of the time

rating:
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Celeste
Dec 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the publisher (Tor.com) in exchange for an honest review.

Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children novellas have quickly become one of my yearly highlights. I love having them to look forward to. I’ve been eagerly anticipating Come Tumbling Down since I read the final page of In An Absent Dream this past January. While I didn’t adore it as much as I have some of the previous installments, Come Tumbling Down is a fast-paced return adventure spanning two of McGuire’s
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may ❀
Jan 10, 2020 rated it liked it
i'm not mad, i'm just disappointed,,,,,,,,and for some reason, that's so much worse :c

i absolutely adore this series of whimsical, peculiar worlds, the land of moors, confection, and even christopher's world of skeleton's sounds oddly intriguing.

so when i heard we were revisiting the Moors and we were going to get more exploration of Jack's character, i was SO EXCITED to read this book (not to mention, the cover??? glorious)

but then I READ IT and so much of the book felt underwhelming and
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Anna Luce
3 stars

Although occasionally entertaining, Come Tumbling Down struck me as a somewhat unnecessary addition to the Wayward Children series.

“Once a wayward child, always a wayward child.”


Don't get me wrong: Seanan McGuire's writing style is as lush as ever. Her prose, with its use rhythm and repetition, echoes that of fairy-tale, lending a certain allure to her narrative. As with the previous instalments McGuire deftly weaves real issues into a fantastical setting (such as body dysmorphia, gender
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Boston
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: f-f, read-2019
Thank you to the publisher who sent me an arc in exchange for an honest review.

Honestly I’m a little sad that I didn’t enjoy this as much as the other books. I think my preference leans more toward discovering all the new worlds rather than returning to old ones with the focus on the plot rather than the beautiful descriptions (tldr: if you liked beneath the sugar sky you’ll really like this one) Overall, I still really enjoyed this book and will happily be adding it to my collection come
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Marisa
May 16, 2018 marked it as to-read
Son of a- 2020???
description

I need a damn time machine...
Rachael Marie
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
RTC
THIS SERIES JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER & BETTER!

CW for Body Dysmorphia, OCD, blood & gore.

Watch my Wrap-up Review here: https://youtu.be/2rHvznVcqt4
Hamad
Every Heart a Doorway 1/2
Down Among the Sticks and Bones 3/4
Beneath the Sugar Sky
In an Absent Dream
Come Tumbling Down 1/2
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Ashley
5 Stars through and through!

Seanan McGuire has done it again! Woot! :-)

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TO-MOR-ROW PEOPLES!!!!!!!!!!!

Every amazon update has me freakin’ out!

Day Of Release delivery is brilliant. Sigh.

*squeeeeee*
Holly (The Grimdragon)
“Eleanor West was fond of saying–inasmuch as she was fond of saying anything predictable, sensible, or more than once–that her school had no graduates, only students who found somewhere else to do their learning for a time. Once a wayward child, always a wayward child. The school’s doors would always be open; the lost and the lonely would always be welcome, whenever they wanted to come home.”

I finished 2018 by readingIn an Absent Dreamand I began 2020 similarly getting lost within The Moors once
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The Artisan Geek
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bookcase
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11/12/19
My review is now up on my channel! :D

21/11/19
I enjoyed it! This was definitely a great continuation of Jack and Jill's story. My full review is to come! :)

17/11/19
Okay, so here's the deal. I have loved every single book and story I've read from Seanan McGuire, which says a lot. Am I happy read the continuation of Jack and Jill's story? I would say that'd be an understatement. HERE. WE. GO.


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Fiona
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children was an island of misfit toys, a place to put the unfinished stories and the broken wanderers who could butcher a deer and string a bow but no longer remembered what to do with indoor plumbing. It was also, more importantly, a holding pen for heroes. Whatever they might have become,when they'd been cast out of their chosen homes, they'd been heroes once, each in their own ways. And they did not forget.

This series continues to keep delighting - Jack &
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Lisa (Rover Reads)
Jun 05, 2018 marked it as anticipating
*pterodactyl screech*

PLEASE tell me this is the sequel to Jack and Jill's story. I beg you, Seanan McGuire, goddess of toads and stories, I need to know what happens after. Their story isn't finished yet, right?

29/4:

WE HAVE A COVER AND A SYNOPSIS. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. THIS IS ANOTHER MF'ING JACK&JILL STORY. Yesssssssssssssssss.

"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
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Trish
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this 5th Wayward Children story a door suddenly opens in Eleanor West's school. But it's not the door of any of the current residents. Instead, one of the twins is carried through by another girl whom we know to be Alexis from book #2. It turns out that when Jack took her sister Jill back at the end of book #1, she decided to resurrect her with her mentor's help. And while The Master was glad to have his "daughter" back, he and Jill had a weird way of showing their gratitude (what do you ...more
Manisha
Actual review: 3.75

“No one should have to sit and suffer and pretend to be someone they’re not because it’s easier, or because no one wants to help them fix it.”

Come Tumbling Down is the fifth novella in the Wayward Children series, and I am confused as to whether I enjoyed it or not.


JACK AND JILL WENT UP THE HILL

‘Come Tumbling Down’ picks up immediately after ‘Down Among the Sticks and Bones’, following the repercussions of what had happened in the Moor. Yet, as great as it was to revisit
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Melissa H
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in order to review. Thank you NetGalley & Tor.com!!

Seanan McGuire does it again with her fifth book in The Wayward Children Series. This is a short novella re-visiting the world that called to Jack & Jill. Two twins who weren’t meant for their home world. This is an amazing follow-up to their story. (So, make sure to have read the first three books at least).

Each book in this series packs such a punch with different representation and each having an underlying message
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Amy Imogene Reads
Apr 30, 2019 marked it as to-read
AHHHHHHHHHHHH
-my thoughts
Schizanthus Nerd
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Once a wayward child, always a wayward child.”
I’ve been waiting as patiently as possible for my next quest -
No quests.
Right. So I’ve been counting the days until I was finally able to spend more quality time with my fellow Waywards and today we went to the Moors! Who’s ‘we’? I travelled with the girl with the “perpetual sugar buzz”, the “Goblin Prince in Waiting”, the girl “with the ocean in her hair”, a mad scientist, the boy with the bone flute and the girl “with the lightning-powered
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there is a COVER!!! and it is BEAUTIFUL!!!
The Captain
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
Ahoy there me mateys! I received a copy of this young adult fantasy novella eArc from NetGalley in exchange for me honest musings. This be the fifth book in the series. While I try to post no spoilers, if ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . .

I say this every time I finish one of these novellas but I seriously could read dozens of books set in the various worlds. This be the fifth installment and ye have to read every heart a doorway (#1) and
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Carrie (brightbeautifulthings)
There are spoilers ahead for Every Heart a Doorway, Down Among the Sticks & Bones, and Beneath the Sugar Sky. (In an Absent Dream is safe because it’s kind of its own thing.) When lightning strikes in the basement of Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, followed closely by the arrival of Jack and her girlfriend, Christopher knows there’s going to be trouble. Jack’s sister, Jill, has done the unthinkable in their chosen world, The Moors, and now Jack needs their help to set things right. ...more
Colby
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc
"Have you noticed that the doors come for us when we're young enough to believe we know everything, and toss us out again as soon as we're old enough to have doubts? I can't decide whether it's an infinite kindness or an incredible cruelty. Perhaps it's both. Many things exist in a state of patient paradox, waiting for some change of circumstance to tilt them one way or the other."

Back when I read Every Heart a Doorway, I knew Seanan McGuire had given us something special. The worlds contained
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Courtney (bookplaces)
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
Another great installments in the Wayward Children series! I absolutely love this series, the concept, the storylines, the diverse characters, the interactions, the personalities, and a true disregard for many rules. This has been my most anticipated installment in the series since reading Down Among the Sticks and Bones. While I did really enjoy this one, it didn't quite live up to my anticipation levels. I don't want to use the word disappointed, because I am not disappointed, but my biggest ...more
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Hi! I'm Seanan McGuire, author of the Toby Daye series (Rosemary and Rue, A Local Habitation, An Artificial Night, Late Eclipses), as well as a lot of other things. I'm also Mira Grant (www.miragrant.com), 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
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Wayward Children (5 books)
  • Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)
  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2)
  • Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)
  • In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4)
“The world doesn't stop spinning because you're sad, and that's good; if it did, people would go around breaking hearts like they were sheets of maple sugar, just to keep the world exactly where it is. They'd make it out like it was a good thing, a few crying children in exchange for a peace that never falters or fades. We can be sad and we can be hurt and we can even be killed, but the world keeps turning, and the things we're supposed to do keep needing to be done.” 3 likes
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