Waiting on Wednesday: Feb 8

I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months.

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down-among-the-sticks-and-bones-by-seanan-mcguireDown Among the Sticks and Bones

by Seanan McGuire

Series: Wayward Children #2

Genre: Fantasy Novella

Publication date: June 13

Synopsis: Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.

This is the story of what happened first…

Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it’s because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline.

Jillian was her father’s perfect daughter—adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you’ve got.

They were five when they learned that grown-ups can’t be trusted.

They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretense of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices.

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The reasons this book appeals to me:
  • I read the first book in this series and liked it. Plus the October Daye series is one of my favorite series.
  • I like many of the novellas Tor.com publishes. Sometimes it’s nice to read a shorter science fiction or fantasy.
  • I like books which twist a fairy tale or nursery rhyme around. And there were many twists in the first book.

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