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Come Tumbling Down
Come Tumbling Down | Seanan McGuire
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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 BonesWhen 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.Again.The Wayward Children SeriesBook 1: Every Heart a DoorwayBook 2: Down Among the Sticks and BonesBook 3: Beneath the Sugar SkyBook 4: In an Absent DreamBook 5: Come Tumbling Down
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amma-keep-reading
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Gosh, I love this series!

Too bad Jack hates hugs because she really needs one. Thank goodness she has Alexis.

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Well-tied loose end. I freely admit I find the Moors more depressing than fantastical - but of all the times we've encountered the characters Jack and Jill, this is definitely my favourite. I appreciate the quest books that allow various classmates to go on adventures, but this one kind of felt more like a group tagging along to witness the tragedy of Jack's relationship with her sister reframed as the result of her confirmed choices. Yay?

underground_bks I far prefer the non-quest (even-numbered) books 3w
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Robotswithpersonality
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Priorities. 🍪

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IamIamIam
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I love anything involving Jack & Jill but I'm getting a bit frustrated with the repetitive descriptions. We know these characters, let's move their story along. Heavy on YA body positivity & feeling comfortable in your own skin, quite literally. I'll keep going because I NEED a book about Christopher and Mariposa!!!

peanutnine God yes! I need a Christopher story!!! 5mo
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IamIamIam
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This also feels a little bit like parenting a teenager... 😅

Kappadeemom Isn‘t that the truth??😂 5mo
IamIamIam @Kappadeemom 🤣 Especially after you get final grades for the year!! 5mo
Graywacke 😂 5mo
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claudiuo
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This is the 5th book in the Wayward Children series and I loved it, maybe even more than some previous ones. Another (mostly) Jack and (some) Jill adventure in the Moors, this time with a lot more development of this strange world.

It was my 3rd #Roll100 pick for May and one more step in #PromptMaze v2 which is really great: I keep adding titles and not finding the exit (here is a not so clear map of my progress).

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PuddleJumper That looks complicated! Is that the maze? 6mo
claudiuo @PuddleJumper Yes, it is. I mean, I placed each cover in the corresponding cell in the maze and the arrows try to show the order of reads. I think @TheAromaOfBooks' original post was here https://www.litsy.com/web/book/553765/A-Long-and-Winding-Road and pointed to this doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XzUxq7VU8jZt4TzOB-cQIOLgYr9NG5CZ--xoKsdr... (edited) 6mo
TheAromaofBooks haha I LOVE your maze progress! I have read 29 books and still haven't found my way out! 😂 It's almost time to put together the Q3 maze!!! I'm going to post something soon asking if any of you who have been playing with it have suggestions for prompts, so be thinking!!! 6mo
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This one was my favorite so far. Since my library doesn‘t have number 6 in the series yet, I‘ll start something else.

IamIamIam I started these a few weeks ago but the library doesn't have a digital copy of #3... gotta stop down and grab the print copy! 6mo
Jgacreations @IamIamIam yeah for some reason mine doesn‘t have #6. So annoying lol 6mo
IamIamIam @Jgacreations I gave in and got the audio! I've been struggling to focus on a story so I figured I'd give myself some satisfaction of finishing something! 6mo
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Jgacreations
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This one was my favorite so far. Since my library doesn‘t have number 6 in the series yet, I‘ll start something else.

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Larkken
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I guess I‘m done mulling next month‘s list. Such hard decisions!🤪
#bookspin #doublespin #roll100

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AmandaBlaze
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Another good entry to the series where the children try to right the rift between Jack and Jill.
#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineview

TheSpineView Awesome! 😊 8mo
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peanutnine
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Wonderfully dark, creepy, and full of adventure. The students at Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children are breaking the "no quests" rule once again. Another foray into Jack and Jill's world of the Moors, as the siblings battle for dominance ⚡
#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
#RoaringWolf "luck" @Roary47 @Littlewolf1

TheSpineView Great job! 💛📚 8mo
Roary47 Sounds like another good one! 😍 8mo
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peanutnine
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I love Sumi 😅

bthegood this quote is so good - I need to move this series up on my TBR - 🙂 (edited) 9mo
aa_guer2021 Wow that is a 💎! Totally stacked 📚🏔 Wait! 5th installment?! How many are there? (edited) 9mo
peanutnine @bthegood they're all so great, highly recommend 9mo
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peanutnine @aa_guer2021 the seventh one just came out this year. But they're all novellas so very quick reads! 9mo
aa_guer2021 @peanutnine this might be a #blameLitsy start. Sounds like perfect pallet cleansers after I catch up more on my epic Outlander journey! Thank you 9mo
peanutnine @aa_guer2021 you're welcome! I hope you enjoy them 🤗 9mo
bthegood @peanutnine just started Every Heart a Doorway - and you are right - very good! Thx 🙂 9mo
peanutnine @bthegood yay! Glad you're liking it ☺️ 9mo
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AmandaBlaze
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The fifth installment in The Wayward Children series. We find out what happened to Jack after she left the home. I enjoyed this one especially since it had an ensemble cast with new and old faces.
#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 👍📖📚 9mo
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Fifth in McGuire's Wayward Children series featuring refugee children from portal fantasy worlds. I'm enjoying this series, and this entry was a good one.

BehindthePages Each of these gets better and better! 12mo
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BehindthePages
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I love how each book adds to the inclusive cast of characters. Wayward Children encompasses people from all walks of life. And as you immerse yourself in this fantastical series, you also see how the various worlds accept people for who they are. The ties of friendship or rivalry that bind all these children together are so craftily written. #fantasy

Full review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/come-tumbling-down-by-seanan-mcguire-book-re...

tracey38 I've only read the first one but need to catch up on the others as I did enjoy the one I read! 1y
GondorGirl These books are my favorites for so many reasons! 🧡🧡 1y
BehindthePages @GondorGirl they are so unique! I love all the different personalities in this series. 1y
BehindthePages @tracey38 they just get better and better! 1y
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rjsthumbelina
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Seanan McGuire's writing always feels like coming home to me. I love these characters, and I love the multiverse building in this series. It was great fun to go back to The Moors, and I loved that several characters that don't belong in The Moors got to visit, albeit to save that particular world. This series just makes me happy

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5/5 for this one! I was so happy to see Jack again. I also loved going back to the Moors. It‘s so dark and creepy! It was also great to see some of the other characters I know and love. I cannot wait to read the next one.

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TieDyeDude
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Jack Wolcott is such a fascinating character! Down Among the Sticks and Bones was the first Wayward Children book I read, and I thoroughly enjoyed this return to the Moors.

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Linsy
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12 hours down! Dipping my toe back into the Wayward Children series today. So excited Jack and Jill are back!! #24in48

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Exbrarian
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Back to The Moors in this installment. Jack is absolutely my favorite character in the series, but this was not the best book. I'm still along for the ride, though. I know the next book comes out soon, but I may not get to it for a bit.

stretchkev I thought this was the weaker of the bunch, even if the moors is my favorite world so far. Felt more like an episode in Jack's story than a chapter. 2y
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I struggled a little with a book hangover from the preceding book in the Wayward Children Series, but how could I resist Jack and Kade and Sumi and Christopher and Cora for long? It‘s back to the Moors and on another quest this time, and I was down for the ride. Now I‘m not ready to leave! BUT I did snag an advance for the newest so that‘s my next destination! Anyone read any other McGuire? What should I read after Across the Green Grass Fields?

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ozma.of.oz
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The last book available until I can get my grubby hands on the sixth book on January 12! 💚💚
Download for free in mobi or ePub format before 11:59 PM ET, December 4!

Available only in the US and Canada.

https://ebookclub.tor.com #torbookclub

julesG I was able to download the books and I'm in Germany. 🤔 2y
ozma.of.oz @julesG Huh. Maybe they‘re opening it up to more areas. I sure hope so. I hope you enjoy it! 2y
julesG It said US and Canada only, but when I clicked on the download link it worked. It doesn't always work though. Some of the monthly newsletter books I can download, some I can't. 2y
ozma.of.oz @julesG That is very strange. Well, I‘m glad it worked today! 2y
julesG So am I. The series has been on my radar for ages. 2y
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February Fav: Come Tumbling Down (& Murderbot!)

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ReadingEnvy
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I must admit I'm not always super into these - I loved #3 about the world of Confection. At least this one brings Jack back to the Home for Wayward Children, and shows some of the characters together, so it continues some of the stories. And I like the plot of a group of them, knowing the rule against quests, deciding to go on one anyway. ⤵️

ReadingEnvy Part of the issue I have with the series, and it's an interesting authorial choice, is that so much of the action takes place off the page. The last novel with Lundy skipped over a major event (although there is a short story that came after to fill in some of the gaps) and in this one most of the characters (and the reader) are gone before the event occurs that the narrative seems to have been building toward.⤵️ 2y
ReadingEnvy I know she is playing with tropes but sometimes I'm left feeling disillusioned.

And yet I still want to know what happens....
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keys_on_fire Love this pic! 2y
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Prairiegirl_reading I‘m not caught up in the series but I wish they had been a shorter series of longer books rather than a longer series of shorter books. I think the author would be able to fill in those holes and flesh things out a bit more. 2y
ReadingEnvy @keys_on_fire that's as creative as I get! 🤪 2y
ReadingEnvy @Prairiegirl_reading I completely agree, it's almost like a story outline. The story ideas are good but I want more. 2y
Cathythoughts Nice pic 😄 2y
Bookzombie Love your photo! 🙂 2y
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cariashley
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I just love these books, they‘re so weird and dark and unexpected. I saw mixed reviews on this but I thought it was great. Jack and Jill have the most overtly dark storyline for sure, but it‘s really brilliant. I didn‘t actually listen to this, I read it on my Kindle (the square audiobook pics are good for Litsy). I always wonder how the handful of drawings scattered throughout the series look in print.

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These really are cute stories, a little cheesey for my taste but, I do enjoy what the author.has done with the idea of doors to other worlds.

This story was surprising, because it focused on Jack and Jill for a second time, Jack has been put into the body of her sister Jill and heads to The school for help.from.her friends to get back in her body and to over throw Jill from becoming a vampire.

#24B4Monday total hours 16. 3 books finished

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Shemac77
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Remarkable series.

TheNeverendingTBR That cover 😍 2y
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Shemac77
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Night shift pick. Here‘s to hoping I actually get to read a little between patients.

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Jack: A person is not a piece of gingerbread
Sumi: Oh, you‘re so wrong about that
I‘ve also missed Sumi, just like, So Much

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“Should Alexis decide she wants to be a mother, I‘ll construct her the child or children of her dreams, and I won‘t use anything so primitive as a stapler.”

Y‘all I have missed Jack, just like, So Much. Please read the whole thing it‘s just glorious.

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Zephsomething
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I love these books so much and I‘m so excited for this latest adventure of the Wayward Children. These books feel like coming home everytime I read them.

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Still rating this a pick because I love this series and characters so much but truthfully this volume just wasn't quite as engaging for me as the others. The writing itself is as excellent as ever but I guess I just didn't feel like we had to go back to the Moors already to see how Jack and Jill's story finally plays out. I was hoping for more about someone we knew but not enough yet, like Kade or Christopher. Still enjoyable though!

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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I'm not sure if it's my dislike of the Moore or my reading slump, but this one didn't grabbed me as the previous ones.

I enjoyed it, but it didn't had the same magic that usually makes me apart of the books.
And to be honest I'm a bit done with Jack and Jill. Their story was awesome, but now it's enough.

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#AudioPuzzling Listening to the tagged book 📙
Finished the puzzle on the right and starting the one on the left.

jb72 Very pretty! I hope to get my puzzle out soon. 2y
Enchanted_Bibliophile @jb72 Thanks. 🙂 Happy Building 2y
jb72 @Enchanted_Bibliophile my puzzle is horror covers. 2y
Enchanted_Bibliophile @jb72 That sounds awesome. I definitely want to see photos 2y
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I don‘t look very hard anymore because I‘ve picked so many I‘ve lost count, but four-leaf clovers find me anyways.

I finished COME TUMBLING DOWN on the #audiowalk where I found this one. I loved the book at first, but somehow it lost me during all the stuff with the ocean gods and I never quite recovered my momentum. Oh well. It was still really good, even if I preferred the first four in the series.

Lindy Sweet photo 🍀 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk In An Absent Dream is my next book! 2y
xicanti @TobeyTheScavengerMonk you‘re in for some good reading. 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Lol!!! Maybe that‘s me and why I‘m single 😂😂😂😂 2y
Soubhiville 🦋🔪🤣 2y
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UnRuLee
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Jack is one of my favorite characters from this series, and I‘m so glad that this book got her story truly wrapped up. I definitely devoured this book in such a single-minded haze that I forgot to break for lunch or anything else. (Also I WANT KADE TO GET HIS OWN BOOK I LOVE HIM SO MUCH.)

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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"Hope is a vicious beast. It sinks in its claws and it doesn't let go."

In the fifth book, we are taken back to the Moors, the land behind Jack's & Jill's door from book two. We finally find out what happened to the twins after we last saw them. Not only do we get to learn more about the Moors (and those undead water gods!) but we also get to spend more time with some of my favorite characters from the series Christopher, Kade, Sumi, and Cora.

cleoh OOH. I‘m only on book 3 of the series but I loved Down Among The Sticks and Bones. Can‘t wait to get to this one!!! 3y
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @cleoh i felt the same way! enjoy them 🙂 3y
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Mogoeg
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I LOVE these books and I can see why McGuire felt compelled to complete the story of Jack and Jill and the Moors, but now that she has I am ready for CORA‘S story next! Please?!

OwenBanner I've been eyeing McGuire's work for a while now. Looks like I'll have to bump it up. 3y
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I love the Wayward Children books, and although this one wasn‘t my favorite, I was happy to see some familiar characters again. This definitely isn‘t the entry point in the story, though— start with book 1 or 2. Here, we return to the moors with Jack and Jill, and the story goes even darker, if that‘s possible.

BehindthePages Love this series! 3y
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Another adventure in Jack and Jill's deadly world. I guess this is supposed to be the finale of the Moors and the final trip with Jack and Jill. It was satisfying conclusion for the sisters and leaves open the possibly of more adventures with our cast of oddball characters. However, it was short and felt a bit rushed, more like an episode in these characters lives rather than a full fledged chapter. I liked it well enough but certainly not my fav

ozma.of.oz I felt the same way! 3y
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Another story set in the Moors. Not my favourite setting (that would be Confection) but thankfully I found this story more entertaining than Down Among the Sticks and bone. However that was mainly due to Sumi's absurdism. Still like this series but it hasn't had the same impact for me since the first book Every Heart a Doorway and Beneath the Sugar Sky. 3.5/5 Stars.

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I love this series.
This is book 5, but they‘re all short little novellas.

I was so happy to see Jack again, and love the arrival of her door with lightning! So Frankenstein feeling.

I hope Seanan McGuire will write many many more of these!

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Would you say you definitely need to read these in order? 3y
Soubhiville @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I would say books 1,2, and 5 need to be read in order. 3 and 4 focus on different characters, so could be read out of order without too much confusion I think... 3y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Soubhiville Awesome, thanks so much! I have a copy of 5 and wondered if I should read earlier ones first. 3y
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While this isn't my favorite if the series, that would be Lundy's book, it was really enjoyable! This one is a stark contrast to Beneath the Sugar Sky and I loved the grim strangeness of the Moors. Of course Sumi brings her own brand of sharp edged whimsy and makes it that much better.

Book 1 of the #readathon complete! #deweyapril

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About 2 and a half hours in to my audio for #deweys24hourreadathon and really enjoying it. I had forgotten how whimsical and dark this series is.

Also doing the Abra Community day event on PokemonGo. So thankful they found a way to do events from home. ❤ #readathon #deweysreadathon #deweyapril

LeafingThroughLife I really have to get to this series sometime. Dark and whimsical sounds delightful! Happy reading! 3y
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Samary
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Moving right along to book 5!

#cometumblingdown #fantasy #seananmcguire

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CaitlinSiem
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I really have fallen in love with this series. I love that they are these perfect little morsels of near perfection. They are so interesting and I continue to look forward to the next installment. I have really enjoyed the audiobooks but I know I‘ll own these for my bookshelf someday, too. Highly recommend. They are so unique and I love that you never know quite what to expect.

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ozma.of.oz
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The School for Wayward Children is about to break its “No Quests” rule when something threatens Jack‘s Moors. The group comes together to follow Jack and to restore a lost balance.

This one is more dependent on knowing the previous stories. And it was more hurry up and move, action wise.

And to be honest, Jack and the Moors feel less mine than Nancy, Cora, and the Goblin Market felt. Which isn‘t really a complaint against them. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

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