Series: Wayward Children #3
Published by Tor.com on January 9, 2018
When Rini lands with a literal splash in the pond behind Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children, the last thing she expects to find is that her mother, Sumi, died years before Rini was even conceived. But Rini can’t let Reality get in the way of her quest – not when she has an entire world to save! (Much more common than one would suppose.)
If she can't find a way to restore her mother, Rini will have more than a world to save: she will never have been born in the first place. And in a world without magic, she doesn’t have long before Reality notices her existence and washes her away. Good thing the student body is well-acquainted with quests...
A tale of friendship, baking, and derring-do.
Warning: May contain nuts.
Beneath the Sugar Sky is the third book in the Wayward Children series. This series is one of my favourites, I love the characters, the worlds and how rich they all. That being said this book didn’t seem to grab my attention the same way that the others did. I found that this story was a little bit more disconnected, and it took a little more to keep up with the story which I just wasn’t expecting if I’m honest. I also thought that there wasn’t a lot of development with the new characters, but that might just be me.
I did love the quest they went on and was the central theme of Beneath the Sugar Sky. I think it was quite strange to have a story that had such a clear aim, especially within this series and the way the other books have been structured. I loved the reappearance of some of my favourite characters, they were just as I remembered them and some were even better. I thought it was a really interesting way to bring them back into the story and into the world, especially seeing them in a different setting.
I loved the mythology that went into Beneath the Sugar Sky, especially with the baker and the back story that went into that. I think it helped me understand Sumi more as a character because I understood the kind of world that she was attracted too and belonged in. This book definitely added a whole new level to Every Heart a Doorway, and that was a weird experience to have a book complement the first in a series and not just add to the basic plotline. I just wish that the book had been less disconnected and had fit better together, it would have made reading it a more enjoyable experience.
I cannot wait to jump into the next one and see where the storyline goes. I think that this one had a lot going on and introduced so much more to the characters all the way through. I don’t know how the next one is going to bring in only because there was so much brought into this one. I kinda hope we stay at the school and see new students come in, and how they react to everything that has happened and is happening. I think that’s what makes Beneath the Sugar Sky such a great book because it has opened so many doors for the next books.
Beneath the Sugar Sky is part of one of my favourite series of all time, I don’t think there will ever be a time where I don’t recommend it. However that might change if the next book is a complete flop (doubt it though), I love the characters and I love the world.
Have you read the Wayward Children series? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.
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