Narrator: Cynthia Hopkins
Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
Publish Date: April 5, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Library, OverDrive
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Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward ChildrenNo SolicitationsNo VisitorsNo Guests
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 Review Of
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire
This was a bit weird for me but not in a bad way. A home or boarding school for children/teens that crossed over into another realm via a doorway, came back home but wanted to return to the alternate realm that they were previously in. The realms sounded strange like nonsense, logic, the dead etc. This was an intriguing story with a murder mystery as well. These teenagers sounded, some of them, a bit vicious while others quite sensitive. I did get caught up in the murder mystery and listened along as the students and teachers tried to solve this gruesome murder. Soon enough another student is found dead and things become tense as the students start to become suspicious of each other.
While I did enjoy this very well written story I am not sure yet if I will continue on with this series.
Update: After reading Kimberly’s review at Caffienated Reviewer of book number two, I am all in with this series!This was an intriguing story with a murder mystery as well. Click To Tweet
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2018 Audiobook Challenge
- Goodreads Reading Challenge 2018