Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children, book 1)

  • Author: Seanan McGuire
  • Published: October 27th, 2015
  • Publisher: Tor.com Books
  • Ratings: 5/5


Down Among the Sticks and Bones  ♥♥♥♥♥

Beneath the Sugar Sky

Book Synopsis





Children have always disappeared under the right conditions-slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down in rabbit holes and into old wells and entering somewhere…else.

but magical lands leave 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 thing.  No matter the cost.

My thoughts

This is such an amazing story, I LOVED IT FROM BEGINNING TO END!.  I was not expecting this to be a murder mystery that was a very nice surprise.  I can’t say much about it since this is a short story but it was so well written the story well executed that the only con I have is that I wanted more like three hundred pages more even though the story wraps up perfectly.

We have all these children that are back from some magical worlds after going thru a door or tumbling down that rabbit hole and for some reason they are back to this world, they are changed and they no longer fit in our world and they want to go back and even though they were told they could go back is not easy finding that door again.

And this is where Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children comes in to play.  Eleanor was once one of them, she had passed a door once and she build the school to help other children deal with their reality and readjust.

Because Hope is a knife that can cut through the foundations of the world

This story is full of interesting and diverse characters, each with their own story and their own unique magical world.  I can’t say enough about the writing and the characters.  The atmosphere of the book was a bit dark and creepy at times but also whimsical and funny.

Overall, I’m in love with this story and I can’t wait for the next book to come out soon.






five-star-rating yellow

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