Monday, October 16, 2017

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

I just finished listening to the audiobook version of Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire and I keep thinking, “Oh so-and-so would love this book, too!” It was a quick, easy listen, a delightful story and a wonderful break from reality. 

 Nancy is a teenage girl who spent some recent time with the dead. Now back on earth, distraught and missing the land she calls “home" she has been sent to a school for kids like her. Children, mostly girls, who have wandered through looking glasses and fell through trap doors into fantasy worlds, and want desperately to return.

Think Ms. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, throw in a dash of Alice in Wonderland and sprinkle a healthy dose of Neil Gaiman on top. 

I was first introduced to Seanan McGuire through the novels she published under the name Mira Grant, and she has yet to disappoint me. She has a deftly develops characters, making them whole and real people within pages. Her handling of modern day social issues is timeless, and will likely read well decades from now. She is always a good read, her novels an escape for the reader as they watch the characters in this book escape into their own fantasy worlds.

Next I’m reading:

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

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