Every Heart a Doorway : review

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children.

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; through shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes, and emerging somewhere...else.

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 around the 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.

Goodreads' link to the book!

Stars: ✦✦✦
So as usual, I'll tell 4.0 things I liked about the book and 1.0 thing I didn't like.


+1 | The idea and premise is brilliant and intriguing. The world is well thought out with so many things I want to know more of!

+1 | Entertainment value. With the layer of crime added in, I was at the edge of my seat enjoying everything.

+1 | The characters were layered and oh so very different from anything I've read in quite some time

+1  | The pace is well thought out making it a quick read (not just for it's shortness), and the writing fit the mood and vibe of the book perfectly.

-1  | I want more. You might think that's a good thing, which it partially is, but I wasn't exactly left completely satisfied when this book ended. I knew it was short, but I wanted to know more!

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If You Liked This - You'll Like...

Quite self explanatory, but I'dd be recommending books based on whether you liked a more popular one.

Wrath and the Dawn - Book of Ivy
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, #1)
Hyperbole and a Half - Sarah's Scribbles
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That HappenedAdulthood Is a Myth (Sarah's Scribbles, #1)
Stalking Jack the Ripper - Naturals (mostly the later ones)
Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1)The Naturals (The Naturals, #1)
To Kill a Kingdom - Alice in Zombieland
To Kill a KingdomAlice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)
Kiss of Deception - Ember in the Ashes - Renegades
The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)Renegades (Renegades, #1)

Thing Explainer - Stuff Matters - Idiot Brain - What If?
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical QuestionsThing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple WordsStuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made WorldThe Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up To

Two that I'd just overall recommend, not related:

Cinder and Ella - My Lady Jane
Cinder & Ella (Cinder & Ella, #1)My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies, #1)

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Valentine’s Book Tag

Valentine’s Book Tag


Image result for hans andersen barnes1. What book have you been given as a gift that you loved?
Tons! My copy of Andersen fairy tales for example
2. What book would you like to give as a gift to someone else?
Image result for my lady janeMy Lady Jane is the first that comes to mind
3. If you could gift a random person any bookish item, what would it be?
A kindle maybe
4. If you could gift a random person any non-bookish item, what would it be?
A notebook - you can get so creative and everyone will go about it so differently
5. What do you say when a person gives you a gift you don’t like?
Image result for the kiss quotientSmile and thank them, there's always something good about everything
6. Mention a book based around Valentine’s Day.
The last romance book I read was probably The Kiss Quotient, which doesn't involve Valentine's day...
7. Mention any two tips for blogging as a gift to other bloggers and to those who may want to start a blog.
Whatever makes you happy will make someone else happy, and that's the person you want to connect with.
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Why I Post & Read

This is a slightly odd one, but I get asked why read and post.

I've said it before, but I started writing to express my feelings and clear out my thoughts on books.
Another reason is to keep myself accountable and organized in the challenges I try.

Overall I read to learn and just for enjoyment. The thing is though, I recommend expanding what you read, even though you're content in what you're reading.

So yes, I read books in Finnish and English and I've reviewed books in English that are only out in Finnish for that reason. Trying to expand what I read and maybe inspire you to do so as well.

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