Title: Beneath the Sugar Sky
( Wayward Children #3 )
Author: Seanan McGuire
Published: 9. January 2018
Hardcover, 174 pages
Genre: Fantasy | Young Adult
Beneath the Sugar Sky returns to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. At this magical boarding school, children who have experienced fantasy adventures are reintroduced to the “real” world.
Sumi died years before her prophesied daughter Rini could be born. Rini was born anyway, and now she’s trying to bring her mother back from a world without magic.
◄ 5 OUT OF 5 STARS ►
I have full reviews for the first two book in this series as well, if you are interested in more of my thoughts on them.
- Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire || Book Review
- Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire || Book Review
Wow. These books just keep getting better and better. I completely adored this story and the characters within.
The first book in the series, Every Heart a Doorway, was a story of coming from a fantasy world back “home”. The second book, Down Among the Sticks and Bones, was about going to a fantasy world, adjusting to it and trying to build a life there. And the third book, Beneath the Sugar Sky, is about a combination of both. It is set in the real world and it focuses on a character coming into it who was born in a fantasy world. It was a fascinating concept and very well done. Not that I expected anything less.
In every review that I write for this series I mention how much I adore the characters within these stories. Beneath the Sugar Sky was no exception to that! We got to follow some already familiar characters, while a few new ones were introduced as well. I seriously find all of them interesting and I’m beyond happy that we got to revisit some of the characters from the first book.
As with all the books in this series, the character were diverse
(in different ways) and greatly portrayed. For example, one of the characters that was introduced was disabled and another fat. Cora, the fat character, was wonderful! I related to her so much, it was seriously great to feel represented as I don’t often (or ever) read about fat characters. There were moments I teared up as well.
The story in Beneath the Sugar Sky was exiting, fast paced and fascinating. I couldn’t put the book down, I just needed to know what was going to happen next. The story felt like a scavenger hunt and I enjoyed every moment of it. I seriously can’t wait for the next book in this series to be released! And I hope that Seanan McGuire published many more books in this wonderful series.
Obviously I would recommend this series to everyone. It is, after all, one of my all time favourites.