The Friday 56: Every Heart a Doorway

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading.


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
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“I don’t know if the place I went was wicked or not,” she said. “It never seemed wicked to me. It always seemed…kind, at the root of things. Yes, there are rules, and yes, there were punishments if you broke them, but they were never unfair, and the Lord of the Dead took good care of everyone who served in his hall. I don’t think it was wicked at all.”

I was completely enamored with Seanan McGuire’s Every Heart a Doorway. I loved how unique this story is, exploring what happens to all those children who fall down rabbit holes and then have to return to the real world. You can read my mini-review of this one hereCover is linked to Goodreads.

From the Goodreads Synopsis:

      “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 the matter.
      No matter the cost.”

22 thoughts on “The Friday 56: Every Heart a Doorway

  1. I’ve been wanting to read this one for a while now! I keep seeing it pop up here and there, as if taunting me, asking me why I haven’t yet picked it up. The quote you shared made me even more interested in picking it up. I have so many questions – who’s the Lord of the Dead? Is he wicked or not? Anyways, thanks for another lovely post 🙂

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