I'm currently behind on reviews, so don't be surprised if the recent reviews are a bit sparse.

Down Among the Sticks and Bones

Cover of Down Among the Sticks and Bones.

I loved everything about Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire. I think I might like it even better than the first volume, and knowing about the future makes the book even better โ€“ I bet it works without the added layer, too, though. Seanan shows a lot of empathy for the two very different protagonists, and the language is both relateable and lyrical. The cruel, cruel fairytale world, that still fits the children better than the cruelly boring and narrow-minded reality we live in, hits very close to home.