Come Tumbling Down does feel a little rushed, mostly because a lot happens in very little time, and sometimes I wish we could sit in the horrifying details a little longer.
There’s something about Sumi. If you asked me who my least favourite character is, she would be my go-to answer. And yet, the story wouldn’t exist, wouldn’t flow, wouldn’t feel right without her presence. Her insistence and her moral compass are so dependable, despite the deep Nonsense of her character, that everyone else seems heartless and cruel in comparison. But in no way is she gentle or sweet. Often her kindness comes with a sharp edge that makes it difficult to appreciate. I grapple with my opinion of Sumi more with each book, but Come Tumbling Down is the first where I’ve truly appreciated the value she provides.