Published: January 12, 2021
A young girl discovers a portal to a land filled with centaurs and unicorns in Seanan McGuire’s Across the Green Grass Fields, a standalone tale in the Hugo and Nebula Award-wining Wayward Children series.
“Welcome to the Hooflands. We’re happy to have you, even if you being here means something’s coming.”
Regan loves, and is loved, though her school-friend situation has become complicated, of late.
When she suddenly finds herself thrust through a doorway that asks her to “Be Sure” before swallowing her whole, Regan must learn to live in a world filled with centaurs, kelpies, and other magical equines―a world that expects its human visitors to step up and be heroes.
But after embracing her time with the herd, Regan discovers that not all forms of heroism are equal, and not all quests are as they seem…
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Published: January 07, 2020
“Sometimes heroism is pressing on when the endings is already pre-ordained.”
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.
Continue reading “Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire”
Happy first Wednesday of the month my friends! The days are surely passing by so fast. And I am quite proud of myself for reading these many books in the start of the year. I just wished that I will continue to read like that for the whole year.
Always thankful to Sam @samannelizabeth for hosting this.
If you want to join, all you have to do is answer these questions:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?
So without further ado, let’s get into the books that I am quite excited to talk about.
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RATING: 🌝🌝🌝🌚🌚(3/5 moons)
Published: January 08, 2019
“… fairness is a subjective thing, not a fixed target.”
This fourth entry and prequel tells the story of Lundy, a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should.
When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she’s found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well.
Continue reading “In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire”
RATING: 🌝🌝🌝🌝🌚(4/5 moons)
Published: January 09, 2018
“There is kindness in the world, if we know how to look for it. If we never start denying it the doors.”
When Rini lands with a literal splash in the pond behind Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, the last thing she expects to find is that her mother, Sumi, died years before Rini was even conceived. But Rini can’t let Reality get in the way of her quest – not when she has an entire world to save! (Much more common than one would suppose.)
If she can’t find a way to restore her mother, Rini will have more than a world to save: she will never have been born in the first place. And in a world without magic, she doesn’t have long before Reality notices her existence and washes her away. Good thing the student body is well-acquainted with quests…
A tale of friendship, baking, and derring-do.
Warning: May contain nuts.
Continue reading “Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire”
Another year means another reading year and more books to be added on our TBR pile. I have been doing well with my reading on the first half of the year until I fall into the biggest slump of my life. Even so, I managed to complete my reading challenge in Goodreads.
I read a total of 27 books. Out of 27, I will narrow down my best of 2018 into 5 books. It is because most of the books that I have read this year are series or part of a series. So I will only choose one book if I love that series.
But before anything else, here are the books that I have read this year!
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RATING: 🌝🌝🌝🌝🌝 (5/5 moons)
Published: June 13, 2017
“Time is the alchemy that turns compassion into love…”
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.
Continue reading “Down Among Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire”
Another month has already passed and another late wrap-up for you guys. I really want to get this blog as active as it can be but I’m too lazy.
I’m really frustrated when it comes to my wrap-up lately because I’m not reading as much as I did before. On the bright side, I guess reading something is better than reading nothing. So I’ll make this wrap-up quick.
I’ve read 5 books in the month of April and I’m quite satisfied with that because I finally finally FINALLY finished The Complete Sherlock Holmes Volume 1.
Without further ado, here are all the books that I have read in the month of April…
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Published: April 06, 2016
“You’re nobody’s doorway but your own, and the only one who gets to tell you how your story ends is you.”
Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.
But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.
Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.
But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter.
No matter the cost.
Continue reading “Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire”