Beneath the Sugar Sky

Beneath the Sugar Sky

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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
Publisher: New York, NY : Tom Doherty Associates, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780765393586
Branch Call Number: SF McGuire, S 300.3 2018
Characteristics: 174 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Apr 03, 2018

I don't think I've ever read an author like McGuire. The closest thing I can compare it to is Grimm's Fairy Tales with a wider range of more modern characters. Even though it's been at least a year since I've read Every Heart A Doorway, I was instantly drawn back into the world of Eleanor's home and the children's multiple doorways (I don't count Down Among The Sticks and Bones really, since it was Jack and Jill's backstory). Nadya, Christopher, and Kade are back, and we are introduced to Cora, a girl who was a mermaid through her door, and has returned to the normal world with blue and green hair. I was very surprised to see Sumi again, a girl who was murdered in the first book.
I loved how this novel was different from the first- in the fact that we got to travel to two different worlds in search of Sumi. I was happy to see Nancy again, in her natural environment. Confection reminded me too much of Sugar Rush from Wreck It Ralph (perhaps where McGuire got the idea?) and a world based on Nonsense really does nothing for me. Otherwise, this was an excellent addition to the Wayward Children series. I will certainly continue reading them as they are released, and hoping that more and more children find their doors.

kirstd31 Apr 02, 2018

I loved this book. The series is so amazing. The author makes the impossible possible.

Mar 25, 2018

I really enjoyed this latest instalment but I found it a bit too short. The story finishes almost too quickly with many things resolved (and some not). And now the wait for the next episode begins!! The worlds the author has created feel so real that you find yourself wondering what is going on there once the storyline has moved on to another location....

Mar 17, 2018

I love this series! Beautiful and quirky.


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Apr 01, 2018

“Sometimes that’s all you can do. Just keep getting through until you don’t have to do it anymore, however much time that takes, however difficult it is.”

Apr 01, 2018

“There is kindness in the world, if we know how to look for it, if we never stop denying it the door.”

Apr 01, 2018

“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.”

Apr 01, 2018

“Grave robbing was still viewed as socially inappropriate, and doing it when the sun was up was generally viewed as unwise.”


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