Beneath the Sugar Sky
by Seanan McGuire
Indie Author: No
Kindle Unlimited: No
Publication Date: 1.9.18

Mythology & Folk Tales
Dark Fantasy
Paranormal & Urban Fantasy

Page Count: 176 Pages

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Beneath the Sugar Sky, the third book in McGuire’s Wayward Children series, returns to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children in a standalone contemporary fantasy for fans of all ages. At this magical boarding school, children who have experienced fantasy adventures are reintroduced to the “real” world.

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.

Sabetha’s Review:


Love, Love, Love this series!!

Each book is more magical/enthralling/heart warming than the last. Two more worlds explored, and I loved every second of it. We learn more about the overall door system, and how the worlds work while solving a mystery.

Damaged kids unite here, with this series. If you’ve ever felt abandoned by your biological family, this series will welcome you in with a warm hug. It reminds you that no matter what, there are people out there that will accept you for who you are.

The cast is an array of characters with vast representation. All emotionally written, and relatable.

This book was a continuation of the story in book 1, whereas book 2 was back story for the events in book 1. So i’m excited to see where book 4 takes me. I love that even the series ordering fits the theme of the books. Poetic Fantasy at it’s finest.

Notes: LGBT+ characters 

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