I don’t normally do Waiting On Wednesday posts, but I only just recently saw the cover art for Seanan McGuire’s next Wayward Children book, and I had to post about it. I mean. Just look at that cover. So awesome.
The synopsis sounds pretty awesome as well, even if it’s not the visit to the rainbow world that we thought we’d be getting.
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.
And with this book it seems we are sticking to the pattern that had been established about when the books were set: book 1 was “now,” book 2 was a flashback, 3 was “now” again, and 4 was another flashback.
I am so looking forward to this book, especially now that I know it features Jack, who was one of my favorite characters from the start. And yet I have to wait until January to find out if she’s okay. (And I’m familiar enough with Seanan’s writing to know that I can’t assume she’ll be okay. She might be. But she might not.)
Release date: January 7, 2020