This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. What an odd and magical story this was! Every Heart a Doorway can be read on several levels, and only writers with great skill are able to pull that off successfully, in my opinion. McGuire does so brilliantly, giving us a magical yet menacing tale of a group of teens who have been sent to a special school in order to deal with a very unusual loss, a tale that quickly becomes a murder mystery.
But dig deeper and this story is about growing up and leaving childhood behind.
Every Heart a Doorway Review
For such a short novella, McGuire gives her readers everything they could want: a fascinating premise for a story, a tantalizing mystery, and even hard-hitting emotional content. Each student has spent time—often years—in one of many worlds, and all of them are trying to find the doorway that will lead them back. Nancy is newly arrived at the home, having recently left the Halls of the Dead against her will where she spent time with the Lord of the Dead and drank pomegranate juice and learned how to be as still as a statue. Let me know if you read the sequels, though! Like Like. You are commenting using your WordPress.
You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.
- Las cadenas fisiológicas (Tomo V): Tratamiento del cráneo (Color) (Medicina nº 87) (Spanish Edition)?
- BUY THE BOOK?
- House of Steel (Honor Harrington Universe Book 1).
- Signpost Scenes — Doorway of No Return #1.
- Looking For Futures.
- The Two Pillars of Novel Structure?
- Judgment Calls: Twelve Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams That Got Them Right!
Notify me of new posts via email. Like this: Like Loading Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. Email Address never made public.
Search for:. Instagram Top Ten Tuesday: Unpopular Bookish Opinions From dragons to love triangles, we take you through some of our possibly unusual views. Check the list out on Lit Lens! Link in bio bookstagram books bookshelf toptentuesday litlens. A short book, yes, but such a great story and world. The world is the reason to read this book, it is one of my favourites of I rate this book a three out of five stars.
The reasoning behind this is because, yes I found the book very interesting and yes I loved it. Now if we begin to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the novel. Some strengths for me would be how the story lines interesting, and how the book made me want to continuously keep reading up until the end. It was honestly a huge struggle for me not to finish it all in one shot! Another huge strength would be the characters and setting of the novel.
To go more in depth, I find all the characters are very unique in their own way and they all have an interesting twist to them which I really enjoy. You could still connect those themes to real life and the real world. Now if we bring up weaknesses. Some for me would be the ending of the book. Now if some were wondering, I do have a favourite and non favourite part to this book.
So I really loved that.
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire
So, that includes my Book review! Overall besides me not enjoying the ending and not experiencing the characters in other unique worlds. I absolutely loved the novel and i'm so glad I got the opportunity to read it. Rated 1 out of 5 by Amanda from Overhyped One of those instances where I wondered if I was reading a different book from everyone else. I was captivated by the summary of this book where children who were spirited away into different worlds return and have to learn how to cope with reality.
Unfortunately, this book missed the mark because the worlds these kids belonged to were more interesting than the characters themselves. There was also this really unexpected murder mystery plot line that took over the story, which wasn't what I signed up for. Another major problem was that this book was too short. It needed to flesh out its ideas because everything seemed too rushed. However, I don't think I could have finished this book if it were any longer. Rated 3 out of 5 by TianaVale from Expected More It was an alright story, but I was expecting more the way people are going on about it Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicole from Fantastic story.
Seanan McGuire is one of my favourites authors. I didn't think she could write a series that I liked more than the October Days series but she did. This story feels current yet timeless. Rated 5 out of 5 by ToniMBooks from Such a unique littel book! This was such a unique book!
- Best Easy Day Hikes Baltimore (Best Easy Day Hikes Series).
- Book Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire.
- Every Heart A Doorway, Book by Seanan Mcguire (Hardcover) | yxicavicox.ml.
- Murder by Logic.
Love how it was a fantasy and a mystery in one glorious book! Those are my two favourite genres and have never read them combined. We depend upon the silence of women. I expected to like this book, but I ended up loving it. In such a few amount of pages, it packs quite a punch, and I thoroughly enjoyed my reading experience. The writing was most definitely quote-worthy, and had I found my tabs, there would have been a ridiculous amount of them amongst Every Heart a Doorway's pages. Though I did figure out the murder mystery aspect of this book quite early on, it was still a lot of fun to read about though I was slightly grossed out , and the resolution still managed to shock me.
This book was much darker than I anticipated, and though I wasn't exactly in the mood for that, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. I definitely recommend this book, and I can't wait to pick up the next one in the series! It would have been much more interesting to visit some of these "doorway" worlds rather than just read snippets of them in stilted conversations. Perhaps the author delves more into these worlds as I believe this book is part of a series.
Buy the Book:
Rated 5 out of 5 by Emma from Amazing. I'm not quite sure how to sum up how much I loved this book.
It's like this book was specifically designed to be everything I wanted out of a book, and I'll repeat what's already been said, the only thing that disappointed me was that I wanted so much more of these characters and this story. Rated 4 out of 5 by Vanessa from A quick read I loved this! A surprisingly dark story, with elements of thriller.
I definitely got more than I expected form this novella.. Rated 4 out of 5 by Jennifer from Touching and fun A very heartwarming read with enough quirkiness to keep it light and fun. Would highly recommend. Rated 5 out of 5 by vanshika from This was a wonderful read! I'd highly recommend this to anyone looking for light-hearted retelling of children's stories! Rated 5 out of 5 by Agnes from Mesmerising!! This book was nothing, at all, like I expected it to be. I was completely enveloped in the world and my heart was lost to the characters whose difficulties, trials and broken hearts I wanted to mend and prove they could find happiness again.
Every Heart A Doorway was such a thought provoking and moving experience I truly cannot say the last time I read a fantasy that gave me so much pause and had me reconsidering my entire childhood. This book will force you to rethink certain moments of your childhood, question your imagination and long for the days of "make believe" and "pretend" you enjoyed as a young child.
Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
The book gets dark, however, about midway through and it picks up quickly leaving you flipping page after page, waiting with baited breath and hoping that what you're experiencing isn't real. It's brutal honesty, at its core, it's vicious and disturbing, in parts, yet that is, in itself, everything that makes it magnificent. The madness within its pages calls to a part of you that will both enamour and frighten you.
These characters will remain with you for a lifetime and have you thinking about their words long after you've turned the last page. My only regret is that this book isn't nearly long enough.
I want more!! Rated 4 out of 5 by Atty from Loved it It was so short but there was so much content! I really enjoyed this book it was so good. Rated 3 out of 5 by Chenise from Loved the idea! The premise is what really drew me to Every Heart a Doorway. I loved the idea about the aftermath of the children who return from magical worlds and how much it changes them. I think this little book definitely got the feeling I was looking for down pat, and it was looking to pack a punch with the short page count, but it just didn't blow me away like I had hoped.
I won't say I wanted more to the story, because there are going to be a couple of sequels, but I think I wanted more feeling or impact than what I got. The mystery also fell super flat and muddled the ending for me.