Every heart a doorway by Seanan McGuire
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Glbt
Rating: 4 stars
Summary: Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
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.
My opinion on the book:
At first, i was a little reluctant of reading this book because i feel it would be a Miss Peregrine’s Home For Pelicular Children do over, and i wasn’t on the mood for that but the idea of the book kept calling me until i gave up and picked it up to read.
I gotta admit i wasn’t disappointed. The book tells the story of Nancy, a new kid in the Eleanor West’s home for wayward children. She just came back for the underworld and she can’t get over it, she still stands still like a mannequin and doesn’t it much, as she was told there. But as she starts to live her new life in the home she discovers she is not the only one that misses their particular magical world, and how different they all are. She soon befriends a group of people like her and then the story changes as you wouldn’t expect. *spoiler free*
So, this was my first time reading one of the author’s books and i gotta say i loved the way she describes things, how she breaks the fourth to explain something and the way she created so interesting and magical worlds.
I enjoyed the characters as they were. Most of them were unique and fun to read about, i’m really looking forward to the next books where we’ll get more of their personal stories. But, as much as i liked them, they were not characters that really stick with you. Yes, it was fun to read about them, but in contrast to other characters and books i read when i closed the book after finishing it they didn’t ‘stay’ with me.
I particularly enjoyed the creepy environment on the book, it was creepy enough to keep me reading but not enough to make me scared and drop the book.
Overall, it was a very interesting and different reading, i loved it very much hence the 4 starts i gave it. I will heartily recommend it to people who enjoyed the Peculiar Children and some Neil Gaiman books because it has the same kind of creepiness.
Hope you enjoy it!