Ahoy there me mateys! These novellas keep getting better and better. This one might be me favourite. Though I can’t say with any true certainty because I adore them all so far. In this one a group of kids from Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children go on a quest to save a girl named Rini from being erased out of existence. They travel through several different doors but the majority of the time is spent in a world that one of me crew called “Candyland.” I was once again enchanted by the author’s writing style and ability to take me to amazing magical places. I seriously have spent much time trying to figure out where me door would take me. It would have to have the sea of course. I don’t have the wonderful imagination of Seanan McGuire but I wish she could tell me where me door is. I recommend this with all me heart. Goodreads claims that there be two more novellas scheduled so far. I will be waiting for them. Do read them if ye haven’t. They be wonderful! Arrr!
Check out what me crew had to say (click the links for their full reviews):
Melanie @ meltotheany – “every book is this series has amazing diversity and representation, and this book is no different. From race, to sexuality, to mental illnesses, to body representation, to physical disabilities, to religious representation, this series has it all. And it’s seamlessly woven and never feels exploitative.”
Elise @ thebookishactress – “This is seriously one of the best worlds I’ve ever come across in YA and I want 10,000 more of these novellas.”
Milliebot @ milliebotreads – “Rini and Sumi’s world is like Candyland gone mad and while we don’t get to see what it was like from Sumi’s perspective, we are given quite a bit of insight into her past adventures, from the eyes of her daughter. McGuire’s characters continue to be diverse in culture, sexual orientation, body type and personality and I love how inclusive and open-minded her stories are.”
Goodreads has this to say about the novel:
Beneath the Sugar Sky returns to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. At this magical boarding school, children who have experienced fantasy adventures are reintroduced to the “real” world.
Sumi died years before her prophesied daughter Rini could be born. Rini was born anyway, and now she’s trying to bring her mother back from a world without magic.
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Previous Log Entries for this Author
every heart a doorway – book 1 (Captain’s Log – Young Adult Fantasy)
down among the sticks and bones – book 2 (Captain’s Log – Young Adult Fantasy)