Ahoy there me mateys! When I read the first novella in this series, every heart a doorway, I had no words to do that story justice. Then I read this one. Words fail me again, but I will try. So basically this novella was as stunning as the first. This second book gives us the story of what went before – a prequel if ye will. Getting the new perspectives on two characters from the first book changed me perception of book one in an awesome way. If I had time I would have immediately picked up the first book again to read it with me new insights. Another time mehaps. I just utterly adore this series and am so glad me crew recommended it over and over and over again until me noggin finally caught on and listened. If ye haven’t read the first novella then do yerself a favor and grab it. Do read them in order. I also didn’t read the blurb before reading this one which I highly recommend. I still included the blurb below, however, so be forewarned. I want the next book in the series. Something to look forward to in 2018!
Goodreads has this to say about the novel:
Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.
This is the story of what happened first…
Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it’s because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline.
Jillian was her father’s perfect daughter—adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you’ve got.
They were five when they learned that grown-ups can’t be trusted.
They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretense of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices.
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every heart a doorway – book 1 (Captain’s Log – Young Adult Fantasy)