Come Tumbling Down is easily my Most Anticipated book of 2020. I have been a massive fan of the Wayward Children series since Every Heart a Doorway and have listened and read each book at least once in each format since I discovered them.
Portal fantasies have always fascinated me. I used to pretend my closet was one. Come Tumbling Down is a particular draw because not only are we as readers returning to Eleanor West’s school, but Jack from Down Among the Sticks and Bones is returning. But why? What happened after the events we last saw her during? So many questions!
I’m also excited because the audiobook will once again be narrated by the author herself, Seanan! Each book has been narrated by a different person, with the exception of the previous Jack book and I think it’s an excellent choice to link the two books with the same narrator.
I’ve had Come Tumbling Down preordered since April 2019 if that tells you anything. lol Are you looking forward to this story? Have you read any of the other Wayward Children tales?
Published: 7 January 2020
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.