The Captain’s Log – every heart a doorway (Seanan McGuire)

Ahoy there me mateys!  This young adult novel caught me eye because many many crew members wouldn’t stop talking about how good it was.  I have been meaning to read a Seanan McGuire book because I loved her Newsflesh trilogy that she wrote under the name Mira Grant.

Plus this novella won all these awards:

So I read this novella and found it to be absolutely stunning.  I have to admit that the style took a wee bit to get used to but then I grew to love the worldbuilding, writing style, diverse characters, and just well everything.  I don’t even know how to adequately explain this one and frankly think it is better to go into this story blind as I did.  I don’t have the words.

Check out me other crew members effusive reviews:

Lauren @ wonderless reviews

Lynn @ lynn’sbookblog

Brad @ goodreads

Goodreads has this to say about the novel:

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.

To visit the author’s website go to:

Seanan McGuire – Author

To buy the book go to:

every heart a doorway – Book

To add to Goodreads go to:

Yer Ports for Plunder List

19 thoughts on “The Captain’s Log – every heart a doorway (Seanan McGuire)

  1. Great review, Captain! There are so many books I haven’t reviewed because I don’t have the words to express how much I love whatever I’m reading. It’s so frustrating! But I’m glad you made an effort– even if you aren’t satisfied with it. Well done!

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    1. I think overall the hardest for me to review are the ones that I love so much that it threatens to make me heart burst with joy. Then language fails me. But me rule is to review everything I read. With the exception of a couple of DNFs I couldn’t bare to waste more time on. But when I go back and read me old reviews, I am always glad to have some sense of me feelings at the time of readin’ it.
      x The Captain

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      1. It is hard and sometimes I want to skip one but I make meself. Many reviews take hours to write because I don’t know how to start. It goes better once the flow kicks in. It also helps that at the moment readin’ really is me major hobby. It’s why I sometimes (like now) avoid video games because they will suck up me time. Though I will likely game at some point this year.
        x The Captain


    1. I hope ye like it matey. And I hope ye write a review because I love reading reviews where me crew members can describe how they feel about this book. My brain stops working when trying to talk about it without spoilers. I confused me first mate, gave up trying to explain, and ordered him to read about it so we can discuss it.
      x The Captain

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