Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3) by Seanan McGuire

Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)

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.

Details Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)

TitleBeneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)
Release DateJan 9th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction

Reviews Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)

  • Emily May
    But children, ah, children. Children follow the foxes, and open the wardrobes, and peek beneath the bridge. Children climb the walls and fall down the wells and run the razor’s edge of possibility until sometimes, just sometimes, the possible surrenders and shows them the way to go home. It's not often I give books in a series three five stars in a row, but these stories just speak to an inner part of me - the curious, feminist adventurer who l...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review.1.) Every Heart a Doorway ★★★★★ 2.) Down Among the Sticks and Bones ★★★★★ This is my 100th review of 2017! And I couldn’t have picked a better book! Beneath the Sugar Sky is another amazing installment in the Wayward Children series and it starts out right back at Eleanor West's magical boarding school. And this book heavily centers around one of my favorite characters fro...
  • Emma Giordano
    The Wayward Children series has stolen my heart yet again. What a wonderful third installment to an already fantastic series!As always, Seanan McGuire has one of the most eloquent writing styles of which I have ever had the pleasure of indulging in. Her prose is truly magical, allowing you to feel as if you are beside these characters, engulfed in their whimsical worlds. I’m not a writing buff in the least, but Seanan McGuide makes me melt ever...
  • karen
    "Nobody promised me a happy ending. They didn't even promise me a happy existence."i love this series so dingdang much. it’s true that i gave this one four stars instead of the five stars i gave to the other two, but it’s a really high four stars. there’s been no decline in writing quality, character development, or worldbuilding, not even a little bit. the only thing i liked somewhat less here than the first two books is that it’s a slig...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Re-read 2/9/18: So I decided to re-read this one already because my hold of the audiobook came through at my library and I have to say that I ended up lowering my rating by one star. While I loved the plus size rep and all the characters in this one, I just didn’t love the story of this one nearly as much as I did with the previous two novels. Womp to the max :c Original read 1/22/18: You guys. This book was so magical and just plain fantastic....
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    I know, I know. 2 stars? 2 stars!?Well friends, my expectations for this book were sky high & 2 stars is actually being generous. Considering it took me a whole month of slogging through 10 pages at a time of this 176 page book, I think 2 stars is being very generous indeed. McGuire largely missed the mark with her third installment of the Wayward Children series. In fact, the only part of this I thoroughly enjoyed was her writing style. She is w...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    *4.5/5I love this series so much. I want a hundred books.
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    On sale now! the sequel to Every Heart a Doorway and Down Among the Sticks and Bones. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:In Beneath the Sugar Sky, the third book in Seanan McGuire’s WAYWARD CHILDREN series, we return to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, that haven for children and teens who once found their way through portals to other, magical worlds but have been involuntarily returned to ours. At Eleanor West’s boar...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    This series just keeps getting better. “Adults can still tumble down rabbit holes and into enchanted wardrobes, but it happens less and less with every year they live. Maybe this is a natural consequence of living in a world where being careful is a necessary survival trait, where logic wears away the potential for something bigger and better than the obvious.” This is seriously one of the best worlds I've ever come across in YA and I want ...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Audiobook Re-read Review (2018): So I stand by everything I said in my original review (below) about the fat rep being too heavy handed for my preference, but it's either less noticeable in the audio format, or some of the mentions were taken out of the finished copy. I could still notice some instances where it felt pointless and like the character was being reduced to this one thing, but the statements about weight were overall positive and I d...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    #1 Every Heart a Doorway ★★★★★#2 Down Among the Sticks and Bones ★★★★★#3 Beneath the Sugar Sky ★★★★★#4 In An Absent Dream ???Every time I think I can’t love Seanan McGuire any more than I already do, I read another of her stories, and I’m proven wrong. She is such an incredible storyteller, and she portrays the most necessary, important perspectives on the world and on how humans treat one another, and I am so he...
  • Philip
    3.75ish stars. Maybe my most anticipated read of the year. To say I loved Every Heart a Doorway would be an understatement, and I thought Down Among the Sticks and Bones was really wonderful, too. Couldn't wait to get back to the school!While the world is still enchanting and creative, and while it's often funny and sometimes profound, it also feels like McGuire phoned this one in. It seems rushed and sloppy. There isn't as much character develop...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge #34: Read a Book That's Published in 2018There is just something so magical about Seanan McGuire's writing that makes reading her books feel almost nostalgic, all while being completely original. In this series, tons of different worlds exist and they each have their own set of quirks and rules, which completely reminds me of how I felt discovering the Wizarding World or Narnia for the first time. Mix th...
  • Hamad
    “There is kindness in the world, if we know how to look for it. If we never start denying it the door.”🌟 This series simply keep getting better and that is always a good thing although keeping this progression may be hard. My favorite introduction was the one for the 2nd book but this had a good intro nonetheless.🌟 This takes place after the first book so it is a continuation of the story, but the main character is not Nancy this time a...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    “Just keep getting through until you don’t have to do it anymore, however much time that takes, however difficult it is.” FULL REVIEW NOW POSTEDI AM SO GLAD I HEAR SEANAN MCGUIRE IS WRITING MORE WAYWARD CHILDREN BOOKS BECAUSE I CANNOT ACCEPT THIS IS THE END God, I love these book soo much. I love this series and this world and these characters so muchI actually think I possibly liked Beneath the Sugar Sky the most of the three? Even more t...
  • Bradley
    Modern fairy tales. Gotta love them, especially when they take twelve core hearts and totally run with them, allowing an almost meta world-building full of magical doors taking the young at heart (or obsessional) directly to their best dreamland. :)This third book in the Wayward Children novellas doesn't disappoint. It's Candy Crush land and Mermaids, with a little mix of the skeletal dead and some time travel. Everything a fantasy lover needs, r...
  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    Beneath the Sugar Sky takes readers back to the world of Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children, but not to a moment in time before the events of the first book. It is a sequel rather than a prequel.I found it strangely satisfying in a way that Down Among the Sticks and Bones was not."They can be hard for their families to understand, those returned, used-up miracle children. They sound like liars to people who never had a doorway of their own....
  • Sara (sarawithoutanH)
    I loved this! This may be my favorite in the series. I need more!
  • Nadia Awadi
    Reading this book in Ramadan is a fun way to torture yourself. I mean all those sweets made my mouth water, and I couldn't even drink anything.Rating 3,75 stars The Plot I seriously can't think of anything to write. Sorry. The Characters We have a crew to save the day which reminded me of Six of crows:Kade I love you! That's all you have to know.Cora I liked her a lot. She saved a boy twice which regardless of her personality makes her a bad a...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
  • Elena May
    “They can be hard for their families to understand, those returned, used-up miracle children. They sound like liars to people who never had a doorway of their own. They sound like dreamers. They sound... unwell, to the charitable, and simply sick to the cruel.” The Wayward Children series continues to be strong, but I felt this book doesn’t reach the same level as the previous two.We are back at Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children, wh...
  • Maxwell
    [3.5 stars]Another solid addition to the series. I enjoy these for what they are—fun, creative stories with a great diverse cast of characters—but I also find them a bit forgettable, even as I'm reading them. That being said, they're perfect escapist reads and I loved the 'candyland' aspect of this one.
  • Imane
    “There is kindness in the world, if we know how to look for it, if we never stop denying it the door.”―Seanan McGuire, Beneath the Sugar Sky Not my favorite of the series but still a very enjoyable read. Seanan McGuire writes beautifully and the ideas within this novel are amazing, the flowery and striking writing fit perfectly the overall whimsical tone, but when it came to the plot, i found it to be a bit boring and felt like it didn't go...
  • Celeste
    You can find this review and more at Novel Notions. It’s sad when a perfectly decent story leaves you disappointed, but that’s how I feel about this little novella. I absolutely loved Every Heart a Doorway and Down Among the Sticks and Bones. They were both deep and meaningful and had important things to say about accepting yourself no matter how different you are and finding your place, whether it’s in this world or another. They spoke abo...
  • Trish
    There is kindness in the world - if we know how to look for it. If we never start denying it the door.This is the third book in the Wayward Children series that tells of a "school" full of children that, at one point or another, have all travelled to different magical worlds but are now stranded in our normal one (at least until they can find their door back). Eleanor West provides a safe-haven so they can escape the world and all the expectation...
  • Gary
    McGuire’s sequel to her Hugo and Nebula winning novella Every Heart a Doorway is just as charming, and even more adventurous. A girl named Rini falls from the sky claiming to be the daughter of Sumi, a former student at Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. But Sumi was murdered as a teenager, and had no children, so how can Rini even exist in the first place? A madcap, portal-hopping adventure ensues, taking McGuire’s heroes from our w...
  • Steven
    I loved jumping around and seeing more worlds in this one, just like in the last one we got to see into Jack and Jill's world of The Moors. In this one, we get descriptions of a few more worlds, and we get some actual action taking place in Nancy's Land of the Dead, Sumi and Rini's Confection, etc.How does Seanan constantly come up with more amazing things? She's so talented and imaginative. I think she needs to be my Patronus. :P
  • Emma
    There is kindness in the world, if we know how to look for it. If we never start denying it the door. 4.5 stars.I loved that this one had more of an ensemble cast and explored another new world! The premise is a bit spoilery if you haven’t read Every Heart a Doorway, but this story essentially follows several new characters—Cora, Nadya, and Rini—on an adventure to Confection, a world crafted entirely from sugar. They’re also accompanied b...
  • Eryn✵
    3.75/5Another fun book in this series! Not as good as Down Among the Sticks and Bones—but enjoyable, entertaining and nonsensical nonetheless.Unlike Down Among the Sticks and Bones, which was eerie and horror-like, this book was light and sweet (excuse the pun, if you’ve read the book), and that’s fine. However, I tend to enjoy stories that are a little darker (I wonder what that says about me…). But don’t think this is a light and easy...
  • Marnie Krüger
    So far this is my favorite one!First Sentence: Children have always tumbled down rabbit holes, fallen through mirrors, been swept away by unseasonal floods or carried off by tornadoes.This is becoming one of my favorite series! I'm in awe of Seanan McGuire; she spun tales so amazing you can't help but to fall in, tumble down and get swept away by it.I can't say much about this book as it will spoil the others, but I will say get hold of them and ...