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Every Heart A Doorway: Book Review

Every Heart A Doorway: Book Review

Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1)

Published April 5th 2016

RATING: ★★★☆☆

 3 out of 5 stars


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 the matter.

No matter the cost.


Pages: 169

Publisher: Tor

Series? Yes (Book #1 in (Wayward Children #1))

MY REVIEW OF Every Heart A Doorway:

Every Heart a Doorway

Urban Fantasy – Young Adult – Mystery

I expected to enjoy this book more than I did. I heard and read a lot of great reviews about this book, and honestly I had my expectations set too high.

Although it was beautifully written, there were things about this book that I just didn’t like. First of all it was quite gruesome and gory. If you enjoy that kind of thing it is the perfect time of year to read a spooky kind of book, but it just isn’t the sort of book that I enjoy. There were also a few parts/ subject matter that I found totally inappropriate. They were brief and might even go over a few readers heads, but I found it distasteful and distracting from the rest of the story.

Another thing that I didn’t like about this book was that it totally dissed Narnia, and Narnia and C.S. Lewis, do not deserve that. This part alone almost makes me never want to read another book by this author.

I thought that this book was set up to be an awesome story, and the premise was, but the way that it was carried out, just wasn’t something that I really enjoyed.

If it were a longer book I probably would have DNF’ed it.

I ended up giving this book a 3 out of 5 stars because although there were so many things that I didn’t like about this book it was still intriguing.

I haven’t decided if I am going to end up continuing in the series yet or not.

Have you read this book or series? What did you think?

Thanks for stopping by and reading this book review!


Sarah June

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