Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, Book 3)
- Author: Seanan McGuire
- Published: January 9th, 2018
- Publisher: Tor.com
- Ratings: 5/5
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.
With this third book in the series we are taken back to the Eleanor West’s school and we get to see previous characters from the series and a few new comers. If you are not familiar with this series, it is about kids that go into magical worlds but for some reason find themselves back into the real world. They go to the Eleanor West’s school to help them cope being back to this world and they are there also hoping they can find the door/portal back to their magical land.
I absolutely love the series and the characters all with their unique stories, these books have great diversity and I’m happy for the representations and stories being told. Here we follow five kids on a quest to different worlds. First Cora who is overweight and suffers from anxiety and she’s from the Mermaid land and can’t wait to go back to being one. Nadya, who is missing an arm and is from the Drowned world and miss her turtles friends. Christopher, I think he was my favorite story in the book comes from the Skeleton underworld, had cancer and is Mexican-American. Rini Japanese girl from Confection the land of nonsense and Kade our loved trans from Fairyland and also another one of my favorite characters.
I love every world in this story but the most of the story takes place in the Confection on land, a land like Candy land. I loved how real this characters feels and I enjoyed every page of this story and I can’t get enough of it.
One thing I will have to say is that got me a little bit annoyed was the constant reminder that Cora was fat, yes I got it she’s fat stop saying that, but with that being said I still enjoy the story and I’m looking forward to the next installment.
I definitely recommend this series to anyone that is looking for a great fantasy series with great diversity representation. Now all I have to do is pick up book 4 In an Absent Dream tomorrow when it releases, so excited!