Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward children #1)
Author: Seanan McGuire
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Tor
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. 
Did you ever wonder what happened to kids like Alice after coming back from Wonderland?

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 RueA Local HabitationAn Artificial NightLate Eclipses), as well as a lot of other things. I'm also Mira Grant (www.miragrant.com), author of Feed and DeadlineBorn 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).