Monday, March 2, 2020

Come Tumbling Down - Seanan McGuire

Title: Come Tumbling Down
Author: Seanan McGuire
Format: Hardcover
Rating: 3.5 Stars

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 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.


This is the fifth book in the Wayward Children Series.  This story, once again, follows Jack (and in a manner, her sister Jill.) This is the second book in the series to follow Jack and Jill to the moors.

I liked this book, but not as much as its predecessors.   I personally felt like another trip to the moors and Jack and Jill's world was repetitive. It wasn't a necessary book that added much to the series.

I felt like there wasn't much character growth in this book. Where is there to go when you already know Jill is a murderous bitch who has no desire to change?  The other characters didn't show much growth though either.  It leaves me wondering where the story will go in the future, because I don't think the author has any notion of ending this series any time soon. 

There was, as usual, a lot happening in this story, and it was dark, and a bit twisted, because it is Jack and Jill's world after all. But I didn't really feel like the things that happened added much to the story and or the series.  The book and story and events weren't terrible, but this book didn't feel as exciting to me as the other books in the series. 

I'll probably continue reading the series if the author continues it, but right now I am totally feeling Dean Winchester Meh about it. 


If you've read this book, what did you think of it. Let me know in the comments down below.

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