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Every Heart a Doorway - (Wayward Children) by Seanan McGuire (Hardcover)

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  • Winner: 2022 Hugo Award for Best SeriesWinner: 2017 Hugo AwardWinner: 2017 Alex AwardWinner: 2017 Locus AwardWinner: 2016 Nebula AwardNominated: 2017 World Fantasy AwardNominated: 2017 British Fantasy Award2016 Tiptree Honor List "A mini-masterpiece of portal fantasy -- a jewel of a book that deserves to be shelved with Lewis Carroll's and C. S. Lewis' classics" --NPR 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.
  • Alex Awards 2017 1st Winner
  • About the Author: Seanan McGuire is the author of the October Daye urban fantasy series, the InCryptid series, and several other works, both standalone and in trilogies.
  • 176 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Fantasy
  • Series Name: Wayward Children

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About the Book



New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire presents a fresh take on the portal fantasy genre that blends Alice in Wonderland, The Magicians, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.



Book Synopsis



Winner: 2022 Hugo Award for Best Series
Winner: 2017 Hugo Award
Winner: 2017 Alex Award
Winner: 2017 Locus Award
Winner: 2016 Nebula Award
Nominated: 2017 World Fantasy Award
Nominated: 2017 British Fantasy Award
2016 Tiptree Honor List

"A mini-masterpiece of portal fantasy -- a jewel of a book that deserves to be shelved with Lewis Carroll's and C. S. Lewis' classics" --NPR

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 things.

No matter the cost.

The Wayward Children Series
Book 1: Every Heart a Doorway
Book 2: Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Book 3: Beneath the Sugar Sky
Book 4: In an Absent Dream

PRAISE FOR EVERY HEART A DOORWAY

"Seanan McGuire has long been one of the smartest writers around, and with this novella we can easily see that her heart is as big as her brain. We know this story isn't true, but it is truth." -- Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series (TV's True Blood)

"Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire is one of the most extraordinary stories I've ever read." -- V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

"Seanan McGuire once again demonstrates her intimate knowledge of the human heart in a powerful fable of loss, yearning and damaged children." -- Paul Cornell, author of London Falling and Witches of Lychford

"So mindblowingly good, it hurts." -- io9

"With Every Heart a Doorway, McGuire has created her own mini-masterpiece of portal fantasy -- a jewel of a book that deserves to be shelved with Lewis Carroll's and C. S. Lewis' classics, even as it carves its own precocious space between them." -- NPR



Review Quotes




"A jewel of a book that deserves to be shelved with Lewis Carroll's and C. S. Lewis' classics, even as it carves its own precocious space between them." --NPR

"One of the most extraordinary stories I've ever read." --V. E. Schwab

"This is a gorgeous story: sometimes mean, sometimes angry, and always exciting" --Cory Doctorow for BoingBoing

"McGuire's lyrical prose makes this novella a rich experience." --Library Journal, starred review

"This amazing fantasy pierces the shimmering veil of childhood imagination by reminding adult readers that their own doorways still exist deep in the chambers of their all-too-human hearts." --Booklist, starred review

"This gothic charmer is a love letter to anyone who's ever felt out of place." --Publishers Weekly

"This gothic novel is ideal for fantasy fans who have longed for a world of their own, as well as readers looking for books with diverse casts." --Bookish

"Girl Interrupted meets Grimm's Fairy Tales. Let it in and it will touch your heart and open your mind." --Geek Syndicate

"The broken doors are open, and you should come and enter. Every Heart a Doorway feels like home." --B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog




About the Author



Seanan McGuire is the author of the October Daye urban fantasy series, the InCryptid series, and several other works, both standalone and in trilogies. She also writes darker fiction as Mira Grant.

Seanan lives in a creaky old farmhouse in Northern California, which she shares with her cats, a vast collection of creepy dolls, and horror movies, and sufficient books to qualify her as a fire hazard.

She was the winner of the 2010 John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2013 she became the first person ever to appear five times on the same Hugo ballot.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.4 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 176
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Fantasy
Series Title: Wayward Children
Publisher: Tordotcom
Format: Hardcover
Author: Seanan McGuire
Language: English
Street Date: April 5, 2016
TCIN: 50605704
UPC: 9780765385505
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-8877
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
100% would recommend
4 recommendations

Fantastic Adventure!

4 out of 5 stars
KEMiles - 3 years ago
This was the beginning of a great adventure. I did not know what I was getting into when I chose to listen to Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire, and I have no regrets. I have seen this series around and I have seen many recommendations to read it. When I found it on audio, I had no more excuses. I jumped into reading it without any idea what it was about! The writing in this book is amazing. The author takes you on a journey from beginning to end. You learn a little bit more and more along the way and the adventure never ends. Each turning of the page leaves you with more questions than answers. More excitement for what is to come and what has already happened. I devoured this book and I am beyond excited to see what the next one is about. This book follows a young girl named Nancy, who has found herself enrolled atEleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. Which has a friendly sign reading: No Solicitations No Visitors No Quests Nancy finds herself surrounded by other children like her; those who have traveled through magical doors to other lands. However, as Nancy comes to find out, not every world is the same and not every child comes back to their birth world unmarked from their magical home. We follow Nancy as she tries to navigate this new school and learning about adapting to where she is now after her adventure is over. However, not everything is as it seems. Such good writing and plot intrigue in this book. I will absolutely will be continuing the series.
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unique

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Liz - 3 years ago
Totally new, totally different. Everything was unique and kept my attention. Even when nothing much happened, I was listening carefully.
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Fantastic!

5 out of 5 stars
Jennie - 3 years ago
I've read this book several times and have yet to review it? Let's just say this is one of my favorite books! I love the diversity and I love the characters. Nancy might be my favorite character in this whole series. I love that I want more from this story but at the same time, it's complete. I don't need anything more for completion. I need more because it's just so freaking good!
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Fairytale gold

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
TashD - 3 years ago
I wonderful little fairytale that I adored. The misfit Wayward children all have one thing in common, they want to belong. And I think amongst each other, they will finally have that place. For as short as this was, there was ALOT to sink your teeth into and I was blown away. This one I will be rereading for years to come and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Wayward children have in store.
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Exceptional in every way

5 out of 5 stars
leah rose reads - 3 years ago
No matter how many times I read this story, I always discover something new. This time it was all the foreshadowing. Every Heart a Doorway is brilliant, beautiful, and my favorite of the series (I think). The characters are some of my favorite in any fantasy (YA or otherwise). They're written so exceptionally well. Each character feels important to the story, and when there's under 200 pages, that's an impressive feat!
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A new favorite series

5 out of 5 stars
EyesBiggerThanMyShelves - 3 years ago
Peter Pan + School for Good and Evil + And Then There Were None + Seanan McGuire Have you ever wondered what happened after “The End?” If YOU were Alice, would you really want to leave Wonderland? This is a story of those that were sent back to their worlds, kicking and screaming. They want nothing more than to find their door (rabbit hole/window/cyclone/etc). Eleanor, headmistress of Wayward School wants nothing more than to take them into her care, away from parents who will never understand) and help them find their doors. But when new student Nancy arrives, tragedy strikes..and again..and again.. I ABSOLUTELY adored this book! I gave 5-stars to Over the Woodward Walls and EHaH blew it out the waters! I don’t know how Seanan does it! She is able to tell THE best stories in less than 200 pages! And her language and world-building is second to none! This book was gorgeous, creepy, mysterious, funny, scary, and inclusive!! This is my favorite read of the month and have already ordered #2 for January! One note: I have seen some reviews saying this is MG. I would just be careful about letting younger ones read, as there are f-bombs and talk about adult toys. I would say this is more a fairy tale for teens or adults. Buy this for yourself or someone who has always wondered what happens after “The End.” Or, if you’re twisted, get it for someone who believes fairy tales only apply to children.
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Stunning novella

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
BookFreakOut - 6 years ago
Such a beautiful read! As a novella, you can get through it in 2-3 hours, but it packs the punch and has the world and character depth of a full-length novel. It tackles belonging, family of choice vs blood, gender issues, and the danger of longing for something you may not be able to get back. It is truly a stunning read.
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Lauren - 7 years ago, Verified purchaser
Arrived quickly and was an awesome book! Short and fun to read.
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