Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward children #1)
Author: Seanan McGuire
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Published: April 5, 2016
Pages: 169 pages
My Rating: ★★★★
Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. No Solicitations. No Visitors. No Quests. Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children. Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced... they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world. But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter. No matter the cost.
This book was different than I expected it to be but in a good way. It had all the right mystery and intrigue. I was worried that it was not going to live up to its hype but it was just as good as people had been saying it was. I cannot wait to read more of the series. The book was a short quick read and I actually wish it was longer. I loved the main character, Nancy. She is such a debby downer it is actually super refreshing. I actually liked her negativity with the human world. I would have wanted to stay in my fantasy world too. I don't blame her. This was such a fun read and what an interesting topic. This book has amazing representation as far as diversity goes. AND DON'T GET ME STARTED ON THAT ENDING!!! I NEED MORE.
Seanan McGuire, author of the Toby Daye series (Rosemary and Rue, A Local Habitation, An Artificial Night, Late Eclipses), as well as a lot of other things. I'm also Mira Grant (www.miragrant.com), author of Feed and Deadline. Born and raised in Northern California, I fear weather and am remarkably laid-back about rattlesnakes. I watch too many horror movies, read too many comic books, and share my house with two monsters in feline form, Lilly and Alice (Siamese and Maine Coon).