Down Among the Sticks and Bones

Wayward Children, Book 2

Seanan McGuire


Creepy, and the characters and plot mesh together better than the previous book. It doesn’t tell us much new about Jacqueline and Jillian, but we get a deeper understanding of how messed up their childhood was. (Parents, remember: children are people, not status symbols.) And why one would jump at the chance to be adopted by a vampire, and the other would take so well to becoming apprentice to a mad scientist.

And of course, there’s what really happened when they returned to the normal world from the land of 1930s monster movies.