Mini-Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire


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.

4/5 stars.

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