When I first see the cover of Every Heart A Doorway, I told myself aww this looks like a cute little romantic book you know ! OH HOW WRONG I WAS.
The prologue hooked me up right away, Seanan McGuirewriting style is absolutely entrancing. The stories are about a bunch of children who lived in different worlds until a door opens and they have to return to present day and live in this boring normal universe in a school. Yep that’s it HAHA. I really don’t want to spoil anything but what I can say is, it feels a lot like Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children meets Narnia. We also have a headmistress, a kindhearted old lady who wants to help her students move on and adapt to this life.
What starts as a childish book, ends up being much darker and morbid than I imagined. They are all children but the fact that they each lived in different worlds makes them unique and kind of odd. They don’t follow the same manners nor rules as us so some may even seem very mature. Some may seem psychopaths.
My main complain about this first novel in the series is the main storyline. Usually I love first novels in a series because we get introduced to their world, its novelty and mystery. The novelty element is there but the storyline consistence is confusing. What supposed to lead to a super climax built up to a very flat ending in my opinion.
BUT, having finished the sequels I must say that THEY ARE WAY BETTER (reviews coming pretty soon.) So yes, I would totally recommend this series and give it a try!
Thank you Raincoast for this copy in exchange for an honest review 🙂