Synopsis: Writing as A. Deborah Baker, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Seanan McGuire introduces readers to a world of talking trees and sarcastic owls, of dangerous mermaids and captivating queens in Over the Woodward Wall, an exceptional tale for readers who are young at heart.
If you trust her you’ll never make it home…
Avery is an exceptional child. Everything he does is precise, from the way he washes his face in the morning, to the way he completes his homework – without complaint, without fuss, without prompt.
Zib is also an exceptional child, because all children are, in their own way. But where everything Avery does and is can be measured, nothing Zib does can possibly be predicted, except for the fact that she can always be relied upon to be unpredictable.
They live on the same street.
They live in different worlds.
On an unplanned detour from home to school one morning, Avery and Zib find themselves climbing over a stone wall into the Up and Under – an impossible land filled with mystery, adventure and the strangest creatures.
And they must find themselves and each other if they are to also find their way out and back to their own lives.
Review: This is a new novel by Seanan McGuire under a different pseudonym and I was really looking forward to diving into this story!
The author once again offers us a different and unique story with Over the Woodward Wall. We follow two children: Zib and Avery who are about to embark on an adventure that will change them both. They were used to a well-defined routine and will have to go off the beaten track. It won’t be easy with our two children who are very different from each other and yet they also complement each other perfectly. But will they be able to survive? Will they be able to go home to their parents?
It was a very nice novel once again and I enjoyed following the adventures of the two children. The universe is very rich and I was delighted to discover it throughout the novel.
A nice surprise!