ACROSS THE GREEN GRASS FIELD (WAYWARD CHLDREN #6) BY SEANAN McGUIRE
Genre: YA, LGBT
Rating: 4.10 stars
Summary: A young girl discovers a portal to a land filled with centaurs and unicorns in Seanan McGuire’s Across the Green Grass Fields, a standalone tale in the Hugo and Nebula Award-wining Wayward Children series.
“Welcome to the Hooflands. We’re happy to have you, even if you being here means something’s coming.”
Regan loves, and is loved, though her school-friend situation has become complicated, of late.
When she suddenly finds herself thrust through a doorway that asks her to “Be Sure” before swallowing her whole, Regan must learn to live in a world filled with centaurs, kelpies, and other magical equines―a world that expects its human visitors to step up and be heroes.
But after embracing her time with the herd, Regan discovers that not all forms of heroism are equal, and not all quests are as they seem…
A girl following all things girly discovers a secret that makes her run away from home and find a doorway to another world, the Hooflands, where Unicorns and Centaurs exists and humans who appear there are expected to be heroes who came to save the world. Regan, the girl then starts living with a group of centaurs and discovers her secret isn’t as important as what’s important is inside our hearts. But, as she stays in the world the queen is looking for her and apparently wants to kill her. Will she be able to save the Hooflands?
That’s pretty much the summary of the book. To be honest i was expecting a continuation from the previous book Come Tumbling Down but clearly the author has other plans and she shows us different stories every year, which i won’t complain because her stories are beautiful always. There wasn’t one of these books i didn’t like.
As i stated before this is the sixth sotry in the world of the Wayward Children, and here we get a completely different story, with a character named Regan that manages to find her special door to a world where she is supposed to be a savior.
As the story follows we get to see her be happy with herself, a thing that became difficult in her real world life and she learns to be happy with what she has, the centaurs become her family and becomes attached to the world.
The problem with Regan is she doesn’t believe in destiny so she doesn’t think she should or could be a savior.
The story is written beautifully as always. I’ve only read the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire but now i’m starting to get curious whether all her books are written this wonderful way. Anyway there is no question about whether the author is marvelous with words because she is.
I did enjoy the world Regan was sent to, and enjoyed how it all turned up to be, i think it felt different from the other stories and yet it felt the same world.
I hope to see her character in the next and future books because i loved her so much and i hope she gets to meet the rest of the wayward children. Who knows maybe next year we’ll get her come to Eleonor’s house for wayward children and maybe she’ll become part of the regular series. I’d really like it to be like that.
Now for a little spoiler on the book; if you don’t want to know the next part i’ll just say that i gave this book 4.5 stars.
As for the LGBT topic on the series, we already have Kade who is a transgender boy, and now we got Regan who is an intersex girl. I was a bit surprised when it was reveled. But i’m happy the author manages these topics so so well. The characters are well written and respected.
And that´s all! I just give it 4.5 stars ecause i´m still not sure if i should give this series a 5 stars rating as a hole. Only time will say!
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