On the Horizon – where the drowned girls go (Seanan McGuire)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received a copy of this young adult fantasy novella eArc from NetGalley in exchange for me honest musings.  This be the seventh book in the series.  While I try to post no spoilers, if ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . .

Title: where the drowned girls go
Author: Seanan McGuire
Publisher: Tor.com
Publication Date: TODAY!! (hardback/ebook)
ISBN: 978-1250213624
Source: NetGalley

Where the Drowned Girls Go (Wayward Children, #7)

I say this every time I finish one of these novellas but I seriously could read dozens of books set in the various worlds.  This is the first book in the series to take place on Earth and will make little sense to someone not familiar with the series (number 3 and 6 are required prerequisites).  In this installment, Cora is the focus.  Her time in the previous books has not been kind to her mental state and she is desperate.  So much so that she transfers to another school called Whitethorn whose approach to doorways is different.  Only Cora is horrified by the methods used and has to figure out what to do next.  While this book expanded the worldbuilding and understanding about doorways, it also it some ways felt like a bridge book opening up a larger conflict to come.  I want more!  Arrrr!

Side note: The next book in the series, lost in the moment and found, is scheduled for January 2023.  Apparently there be two more after that to be released each January.  I will be waiting.  Arrrrr!

Goodreads has this to say about the novel:

Welcome to the Whitethorn Institute. The first step is always admitting you need help, and you’ve already taken that step by requesting a transfer into our company.

There is another school for children who fall through doors and fall back out again.
It isn’t as friendly as Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.
And it isn’t as safe.

When Eleanor West decided to open her school, her sanctuary, her Home for Wayward Children, she knew from the beginning that there would be children she couldn’t save; when Cora decides she needs a different direction, a different fate, a different prophecy, Miss West reluctantly agrees to transfer her to the other school, where things are run very differently by Whitethorn, the Headmaster.

She will soon discover that not all doors are welcoming…

To visit the author’s website go to:

Seanan McGuire – Author

To buy the book go to:

where the drowned girls go – Book 7

To add to Goodreads go to:

Yer Ports for Plunder List

Previous Log Entries for this Author

every heart a doorway – book 1 (Captain’s Log – YA Fantasy)
down among the sticks and bones – book 2 (Captain’s Log – YA Fantasy)
beneath the sugar sky – book 3 (Captain’s Log – YA Fantasy)
in an absent dream – book 4 (Captain’s Log – YA Fantasy)
come tumbling down – book 5 (Captain’s Log – YA Fantasy)
across the green grass fields – book 6 (On the Horizon – YA Fantasy eArc)
into the drowning deep (On the Horizon – Sci-Fi eArc)
kingdom of needle and bone (Captain’s Log – Sci-Fi)

One thought on “On the Horizon – where the drowned girls go (Seanan McGuire)

  1. I am really excited to get my pre-order of this one from the bookstore! (They have it waiting for me, I just need to figure out when I can go get it. Maybe later today…) Also, at least a good chunk of book 1 took place on Earth too, even if the characters were trying to get back through their doors… 😉

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