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Beneath the Sugar Sky – Seanan McGuire Review

Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)Title: Beneath the Sugar Sky

Author: Seanan McGuire

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Series: Wayward Children #3

Goodreads Rating: 4.09/5

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Synopsis: 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.

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What I thought about the book:  I think this one would be 3.5 stars (probably the lowest rating I’ve ever given a Seanan McGuire book). I just didn’t find the story as interesting as the others but it was still very enjoyable.

My Rating: ★★★★☆

Get the book: Amazon | Book Depository 

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“Children have always tumbled down rabbit holes, fallen through mirrors, been swept away by unseasonal floods or carried off by tornadoes. Children have always traveled, and because they are young and bright and full of contradictions, they haven’t always restricted their travel to the possible.”

― Seanan McGuire, Beneath the Sugar Sky

Wayward Children Series

 Every Heart a Doorway

Down Among the Sticks and Bones Down Among the Sticks and Bones

Beneath the Sugar Sky Beneath the Sugar Sky

In an Absent Dream In an Absent Dream

Synopsis from Goodreads. Photos from my Instagram @elainehowlin_

Coconut Milk Scones & Down Among the Sticks and Bones

A very quick and easy recipe for today’s recipe and another quick read. This is the second book in Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series. You can read my recipe and review for the first book, Every Heart a Doorway, here.


31450908Title: Down Among the Sticks and Bones
 
Author: Seanan McGuire
 
Genre: Fantasy
 
Series: Wayward Children #2
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.24/5
 
 

Synopsis: Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.

This is the story of what happened first…

Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it’s because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline.

Jillian was her father’s perfect daughter—adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you’ve got.

They were five when they learned that grown-ups can’t be trusted.

They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretence of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices.

 
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What I thought about the book: Absolutely loved this one!! So refreshing to have creepy evil vampires in YA.
Can’t wait for the next book.
 
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My Rating: 
5 paws
Get the book: Amazon / Book Depository

Coconut Milk Scones

Coconut Milk SconesCan’t beat an auld scone and cup of cha. I’ve made a few different dairy free scones but these ones are probably the nicest followed closely by coconut oil ones I made not so long ago. They’re really quick and easy to make as well.

Dairy free scones

What you need…..

  • 200g Coconut Milk
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Power
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped Dates

Preheat your oven to 200c. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a bowl. Add the chopped dates and mix. Stir in the coconut milk careful not to mix it up too much or you’ll toughen the dough. Roll it out on a floured surface to about an inch thick and cut into 8 scones using a cutter, mug or cut them into triangles with a knife. Bake in the oven for about 20mins.

coconut milk scone with datesEnjoy x