book reviews, young adult

Every heart a door way by Seanan McGuire


Title: Every heart a doorway
Author: Seanan Mcguire
Edition: ebook
Publication: April 5th 2016 by
Pages:  196 pages
Category:  YA, fantasy, Lgbt, mystery


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.


Warning: Possible Spoilers

I dived into this story with out expecting anything. It was one of the books which was liked by a booktuber who I always watched. Our tastes are quite similar, so I tried this book. I can’t express how much I love this story. It was haunting, mysterious and magical at the same time. It escalated so fast that I craved more to know about the children. I was happy to know that there are more books in the series and I really, really, really look forward to reading them all.

Why I like this story..

  • It was a good read
  • diverse characters
  • The author’s way of writing was easy to read
  • The concept of the story is interesting
  • I love that the story can connect to adult readers
  • A good prequel to the whole Wayward Children series

What i did not like in the story..

  • The ending was too fast for me

I gave this book a 5 hearts because I love how it was a dark, interesting and a fun read. The children in the story desire for a place where they are accepted. The story itself can relate to people of any age. Adults also need to be accepted too. It is a prequel which highlights the different Wayward children. This story gives us a glimpse of the fantasy world which they were able to tap into. It is a good read for the autumn season with its peculiar story line. I love the author’s writing style. It is just so engrossing that I just read the story until my eyes got tired. All in all, it was a good reading experience with quirky diverse characters and fantasy worlds.

BUY, BORROW, NEVER MIND: Buy, because it is a peculiar and unforgettable read


Disclaimer: This review is my honest opinion on the story. I did not receive any kind of compensation for reading and reviewing this ebook. I am under no obligation to write a positive review. The book photo and synopsis here is from


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