Every Heart a Doorway - Seanan McGuire6.86

Hugo Award 2017, Nebula Award 2016.

A novella.

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.

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.

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Release date: April 1, 2016
Genres: fantasydark fantasy
Average rating: 6.86/10
Total ratings: 7
Updated: March 07, 2022

Wayward Children :: Series

The Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire is the story of Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children, a boarding school for children who come home from portal fantasy worlds and can't adjust to their new lives.

Every Heart a Doorway6.86
Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2)7.34
Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children #3)7.00
In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children #4)
Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children #5)8.00
Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children #6)
Where the Drowned Girls Go (Wayward Children #7)
Book Eight of the Wayward Children (untitled) (Wayward Children #8)9.00
Book Nine of the Wayward Children (untitled) (Wayward Children #9)8.50
Book Ten of the Wayward Children (untitled) (Wayward Children #10)9.00