Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire is the sixth book in the Wayward Children series.
Regan loves horses more than anything, almost as much as she loves following the rules. She knows what is expected from her at school and at home and she tries to meet that expectation at all costs. So when she finds out something about herself that isn’t “normal,” her world comes crashing down.
As her world begins to unravel, Regan is thrust through a doorway marked with the words, “Be Sure.” But Regan is anything but sure when she finds herself trapped in a world full of centaurs, kelpies, and other magical horse-like creatures. Especially, when she is told that a human in Hooflands always means something bad is about to happen.
As Regan accepts Hooflands as her new home, she comes to learn that being a hero can mean many things and being true to herself is the most important thing of all.
Man, I wanted to like this. I wanted to like this just as much as I’ve enjoyed almost all of McGuire’s Wayward books. But I just didn’t. Where was the magic and mystery? Where where my familiar tie-ins to book one? With the exception of the doorways, this book just felt so different from the series I know and love.
Ultimately, this book was slow. It’s only 175 pages and it felt like I was reading it forever. Not a lot happens. Usually, these tiny books are quick reads with a lot of action and a lot of heart. But this one didn’t give me that feeling. And the ending felt as lackluster as Regan felt at finding out what her “destiny” truly was.
Not too much else to say about this one. It was OK and that’s not what I expect from McGuire. This one gets a 2.5 womp womp stars from me.
That’s all for now!