Sunday, August 7, 2016

Review: EVERY HEART A DOORWAY by Seanan McGuire

Rating: 5/5 stars

This book started off in such an interesting way that I was instantly hooked. Seriously, if you're questioning whether or not to pick up this book, simply read the prologue and you'll be in for the whole book. 

Every Heart a Doorway is written in third-person omniscient point of view, which I thoroughly enjoyed because I don't see that very often. I can't decide if this book is magical realism or fantasy or a beautiful combination of both, but it's definitely something different in the best way. 

We start off hearing about Eleanor, the owner of a house for misguided children. We know right away how this isn't actually the case, though, how the children aren't really misguided. Children who have been to other worlds come to stay at her house, and she cares for them and understands them because she, too, has traveled to another world. 

Our main character is Nancy, a teen girl who has been to an underworld. The way she expresses her feelings of it being her home and wanting to go back are so beautiful that I wanted to go to the underworld with her. I love the way the characters interact with each other. I feel like I know each character so personally, even though the story is rather short. 

The descriptions in this book are wonderful. I loved how the author described what everyone was doing and thinking at the same time. The narration was written in such a way that I felt like I was personally connected with every character. It was incredible, and it's rare to see a book narrated so well. 

I would highly recommend this book. I was so excited to learn that it's the first in a series because I want to read so much more about this world and these characters.

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