Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)

by Seanan McGuire

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 things.

No matter the cost.

Reviewed by leahrosereads on

5 of 5 stars

January 2020
This series is my portal world. Every time I read one of these books, it's like I'm coming home to my perfect place. These characters mean so very much to me (still, always, especially Nancy) and these stories are just so special.

December 2018
Why'd you all let me wait so long before reading this? It was fantastic! The characters were well thought out and had genuine growth in such few pages that it actually caught me off guard. The plot was good and the setting was something I hadn't read before.

I thought for sure something would be lacking, but it all just worked so incredibly well.

And of course because I loved this one so much, I bought the others and have pre-ordered book 4. I'm pretty obsessed with these worlds that Seanan McGuire has created and am now planning on reading her entire backlist because of it!

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