Beneath the Sugar Sky

Beneath the Sugar Sky

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A stand-alone fantasy tale from Seanan McGuire's Alex-award winning Wayward Children series, which began in the Alex, Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning, World Fantasy Award finalist, Tiptree Honor List Every Heart a Doorway

Beneath the Sugar Sky , the third book in McGuire's Wayward Children series, returns to Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children in a standalone contemporary fantasy for fans of all ages. At this magical boarding school, children who have experienced fantasy adventures are reintroduced to the "real" world.

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.

The Wayward Children Series
Book 1: Every Heart a Doorway
Book 2: Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Book 3: Beneath the Sugar Sky
Book 4: In an Absent Dream

Publisher: New York, NY :, Tor,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765393586
0765393581
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 174 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Cai, Rovina - Illustrator

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RebelBelle13
Apr 03, 2018

I don't think I've ever read an author like McGuire. The closest thing I can compare it to is Grimm's Fairy Tales with a wider range of more modern characters. Even though it's been at least a year since I've read Every Heart A Doorway, I was instantly drawn back into the world of Eleanor's home and the children's multiple doorways (I don't count Down Among The Sticks and Bones really, since it was Jack and Jill's backstory). Nadya, Christopher, and Kade are back, and we are introduced to Cora, a girl who was a mermaid through her door, and has returned to the normal world with blue and green hair. I was very surprised to see Sumi again, a girl who was murdered in the first book.
I loved how this novel was different from the first- in the fact that we got to travel to two different worlds in search of Sumi. I was happy to see Nancy again, in her natural environment. Confection reminded me too much of Sugar Rush from Wreck It Ralph (perhaps where McGuire got the idea?) and a world based on Nonsense really does nothing for me. Otherwise, this was an excellent addition to the Wayward Children series. I will certainly continue reading them as they are released, and hoping that more and more children find their doors.

kirstd31 Apr 02, 2018

I loved this book. The series is so amazing. The author makes the impossible possible.

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pinky0203
Mar 25, 2018

I really enjoyed this latest instalment but I found it a bit too short. The story finishes almost too quickly with many things resolved (and some not). And now the wait for the next episode begins!! The worlds the author has created feel so real that you find yourself wondering what is going on there once the storyline has moved on to another location....

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c_anderson
Mar 17, 2018

I love this series! Beautiful and quirky.

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scifiid
Apr 01, 2018

“Sometimes that’s all you can do. Just keep getting through until you don’t have to do it anymore, however much time that takes, however difficult it is.”

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Apr 01, 2018

“There is kindness in the world, if we know how to look for it, if we never stop denying it the door.”

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scifiid
Apr 01, 2018

“Adults can still tumble down rabbit holes and into enchanted wardrobes, but it happens less and less with every year they live. Maybe this is a natural consequence of living in a world where being careful is a necessary survival trait, where logic wears away the potential for something bigger and better than the obvious.”

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scifiid
Apr 01, 2018

“Grave robbing was still viewed as socially inappropriate, and doing it when the sun was up was generally viewed as unwise.”

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