Friday, November 8, 2019

The Friday 56 (164) & Book Beginnings: Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.


25526296Synopsis from Goodreads...
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.


Beginning: "The girls were never present for the entrance interviews. Only their parents, their guardians, their confused siblings, who wanted so much to help them but didn't know how."

56: ""Finally, silence fell, and Nancy realized everyone was looking at her. She shrank back in her seat. "I don't know if the place I went was wicked or not," she said."


Comments: I have been reading some of the backlist titles on my TBR list, and Every Heart A Doorway was one of them. I loved the story and the world McGuire created. What are you reading this week?

17 comments:

  1. I love this series! Well, some books more than others, but the idea is so unique and interesting, I thought, and I'm looking forward to the next installment coming out soon. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I'm also looking forward to Come Tumbling Down. I can't wait till January 2020. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  2. I'm intrigued by the premise and alluring cover.

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  3. I loved this story! So glad you enjoyed it! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend! :-)

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  4. I love that cover!!! That alone is enough to have me picking it up. Happy weekend!!

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    1. I know what you mean. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  5. Authors of adult books don't often have children as main characters. Since you say you loved the story, I guess it worked?

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    1. It did. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Glad you enjoyed it. I've only read one work by this author so far, but I liked it, so I may check out more in the future.

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    1. There are a lot of books to choose from, and so far my favorites by McGuire are from the Wayward Children series. I definitely recommend giving them a try. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  7. I've heard many good things about this author. I need to try this series.

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  8. Over the past year I have seen this book so many times. I am intrigued.

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  9. I loved this! I'm going to have to continue the series.

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Comments are appreciated and always welcome. :)

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