Thursday, April 14, 2016

Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Every Heart a Doorway
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Tor
ISBN:   0765385503
ISBN13: 9780765385505
Genre: Fantasy
Review Copy Source: NetGalley
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.

I can't lie, EVERY HEART A DOORWAY was pretty weird. The characters were weird, the fantasy worlds were weird and the storyline was weird. Thankfully weird worked for most of the book.

EVERY HEART A DOORWAY is a bit longer than a novella, but shorter than a full size novel. It felt like a novella while reading it. Our main character Nancy is very skeptical of Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, but quickly finds a few people she can consider calling her friends. The secondary characters were just as important as Nancy in the storyline. They all have unique quirks and experiences that adds to the story.

I can't really say anything was wrong with EVERY HEART A DOORWAY, I guess i was just hoping for more. There are some boring slow parts that made it a bit hard to stay in the story and some things about the story were a little too weird for me. Even though you have to expect it, I was kinda disappointed in the ending and I can't say why without giving spoilers away. Would I read more? I'm honestly not sure, we will have to wait and see.

I gave it 3/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.