Come Tumbling Down

Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire is the fifth Wayward Children novel.

When Jack left Eleanor West’s School for Wayward Children, carrying her twin sister, whom she had just killed, she never expected to return. But death isn’t permanent in the Moors and Jill favorite flavor is revenge. So when Jill steals Jacks body so that she can become a beloved Vampire, Jack turns to her old friends at Eleanor West’s School for Wayward Children for help.

Now a Nonsense girl, a Logic boy, an ex-mermaid and heir to the Goblin King are Jack’s only hope to getting her body back and keeping the balance before the Moors devolves into chaos.

Even though this is probably my least favorite book in the series, I loved getting another peek at Jack, Jill and the Moors. This whole series can really do no wrong for me. They are short, both sweet and dark at the same time, and super fast reads. I hope McGuire keeps them coming. I want to see all of Eleanor’s children find their way back to their doors!

In this one we see some familiar faces from the previous four books and some lose ends from the 1st and 2nd book are wrapped up. One thing I wish we would have gotten was at least one or two chapters from Jill’s perspective. In the second book, you got the feel that Jack was the protagonist but Jill still had her own perspective. It would have been nice to see this here.

I also felt that certain parts flew by a little too quickly, then again, that could just be the pace of the book. It really is one of the fastest reads.

The Moors were still dark and gritty, which I love and we get a little more insight into the doors and how the worlds intersect and come and go.

Not my favorite but I love this series so much, I can’t give it less than 4 stars.

That’s all for now!

-M-

Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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