Seanan McGuire’s imagination is a thing of beauty. She has given us the Toby Daye series, Incryptid and a plethora of short stories and novellas. As Mira Grant, she’s produced the Feed series and Parasitology. Last year, she wrote one of my favorite stories – Rolling in the Deep.
Every Heart a Doorway is another fantastic addition to her library. It centers around a group of teenagers who have visited other worlds and are having difficulty adjusting on their return to the real world. They are gathered at a private school led by another traveler.
As expected, I really enjoyed this one and hope that Seanan continues to write in this world. My rating reflects just a little disappointment in a couple of writing tics that surprised me. She is usually impeccable with her words. This time, I found a couple of repeated phrases that seemed out of place. Because she’s so good, it made it stand out more and pulled me out of the experience.