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Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Audiobook4 hours

Down Among the Sticks and Bones

Published by Macmillan Audio

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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About this audiobook

Seanan McGuire returns to her popular Wayward Children series with Down Among the Sticks and Bones—a truly standalone story suitable for adult and young adult listeners of urban fantasy, and the follow-up to the Alex Award-winning, Hugo and Nebula finalist, Tiptree Honor List Every Heart a Doorway

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.

LanguageEnglish
Release dateJun 13, 2017
ISBN9781427287007
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Rating: 4.279203771608172 out of 5 stars
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    4.5/ 5 stars
    I like this book better than the first book.
    Following the history of Jack and Jill.
    It’s so good to know why they ended up this way. ( The first book)
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    3.75 ⭐️

    I enjoyed this more than the first. I think it was because it was following the story of the twins, which is what I wanted to know more about! I loved learning more about Jack, her life on the Moors and why she had to come back to her original world.
    It was super interesting learning about Jill also; about how she became who she was in the first book.
    I love a good prequel and this one was very good, answering many of the questions I had.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    This story is wonderful. A bit slow to start, the reason for 4 stars instead of 5, but still just as whimsical and delightful as Every Heart a Doorway. I absolutely love Jacqueline, she is one of my favorite characters I’ve ever read.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Second time reading it, this time on audion, and it is still favourite in this series!
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    4.5 stars amazing origin story of Jack and Jill and what was before they came back.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Such a unique story and the way it is written is just amazing.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Assim como o primeiro livro dessa série, é mágico e de doer o coração!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    **slight spoiler!**

    I loved this story, it was incredible. I only wish there would have been an epilogue talking about when they actually got to go back to the moors after "Every Heart a Doorway".
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    I definitely liked this one better than the first book. It felt more fluent and it was so much better to follow just two characters and their history, but it could have had a better world building.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Not as good as the first one, but still an amazing story
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    First rule of audiobooks: Authors should never narrate their own books.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    The first part had more juicy bits on their story in another world. And Jack has different personality. Too different.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Loved this one ... i just want more of this world and these characters
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    great start!
    unfortunately the plot turns quite unremarkable towards the middle and end.

    liked the authors narrations of the two girls.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    awsome book from start to end, readable for all ages
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    really liked it, but i wanted more from the ending.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    I enjoyed getting to know the history of Jack and Gill... Good read as well... Off to listen to the 3rd :)
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Very well written in both balanced points of views and in details, depth and caracters
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Dark and gory like good fairytales ought to be. It's remarkable how something that feels so familiar can still feel so new, age-old and contemporary all at once. Brilliant!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    oh do I love Jack and Jill and their journey from beginning to end!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    This is the kind of fairy tale you dreamt up as a child and it's nice to hear one play out where you don't have to rework it and compromise with your brother on where the story is going
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    I liked this one better than EHAD, but still left wanting.... the first third was just a commentary on how parents shouldn't make their kids be who they don't want to be and it annoyed me a lot. I read just to be entertained, I don't need to be lectured.
    And I just wanted more of the world!! I know a lot of people love these books and want more, but I think that is why I don't like them. It's just not enough of these cool worlds and its 99.9% characters - and I also didn't like them :( At least Jill was awful...I will still keep reading the series in hopes of liking one of them! The premise is just so promising...
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    A good continuation of the series, even if it reads more like a prequel.