Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children)

von Seanan McGuire 
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Unbelievably well-written magical mystery, which captures every reader!

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Die Geschichte ist wirklich gut und erinnert mich ein wenig an Alice im Wunderland.

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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 things. No matter the cost. PRAISE FOR EVERY HEART A DOORWAY "Seanan McGuire has long been one of the smartest writers around, and with this novella we can easily see that her heart is as big as her brain. We know this story isn't true, but it is truth." — Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series (TV's True Blood) "Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire is one of the most extraordinary stories I've ever read." — V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author of A Gathering of Shadows "Seanan McGuire once again demonstrates her intimate knowledge of the human heart in a powerful fable of loss, yearning and damaged children." — Paul Cornell, author of London Falling and Witches of Lychford "So mindblowingly good, it hurts." — iO9 "With Every Heart a Doorway, McGuire has created her own mini-masterpiece of portal fantasy — a jewel of a book that deserves to be shelved with Lewis Carroll's and C. S. Lewis' classics, even as it carves its own precocious space between them." — NPR At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


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    TinaLiviavor 2 Monaten
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    Kinder öffnen Türen und fallen in andere Welten. So auch Nancy. Doch sie kehrte wieder zurück, verändert und die Eltern schickten sie in eine spezielle Schule unter der Obhut von Miss West. Dort sind auch andere Kinder, die wie sie, in der zweiten Welt ihr Zuhause gefunden haben und darauf warten, dass sie ihre Türe wiederfinden.
    Doch etwas Dunkles schleicht sich in dieser Schule herum und die anderen fangen an, Nancy zu verdächtigen, weil sie schliesslich die Neue ist.

    Meine Meinung

    Ich fand die Idee sehr reizend, deshalb habe ich nach diesem Buch gegriffen. Tendenziell mag ich Schulen, die auf irgend eine Weise etwas magisches an sich haben sowieso.

    Dann hat die ganze Geschichte auch noch etwas Gruseliges an sich, was ich vor dem Lesen gar nicht erwartet habe, aber ich bin echt positiv überrascht. Die Charakteren sind auch sehr gut durchdacht und haben alle einen ganz eigenen Wert bekommen. Die Spannung war auf Anhieb da und hat auch nicht nachgelassen. Man hätte auch ein Einzelroman daraus machen können, das Ende war auf jeden Fall abschliessend. Ich habe bereits mit dem zweiten Band angefangen und gemerkt, dass es wie eine neue, ergänzende Geschichte möglicherweise ist. Wer also nur ein Band lesen möchte, kann das definitiv tun.

    Es hat meinen Geschmack einer magischen Welt total getroffen und ich bin mega gespannt, was mich in den Folgebänden erwarten wird. Hoffentlich wird es genauso packend und gruselig.

    Miku05vor 3 Monaten
    Kurzmeinung: Unbelievably well-written magical mystery, which captures every reader!
    A mystical and magical adventure to remember!

    When I first heared about the book 'Every Heart a Doorway' by Seanan McGuire, I was not exactly impressed by the books concept. Teenager living in a school in a fantasy world did not sound original and groundbreaking to me. Actually the book market is swamped by these stories, especially in recent years they multiplied in thousands fold. So it is not hard to tell that I did not had high expectations for this book when I started reading.

    My initial impression stands therefore in a stark contrast to what I was expecting. I was suddenly thrown into a world of such complexity, novelty and magic. Which left me really surprised, as it was not at all like what I was expecting. Every Heart a Doorway takes the normal otherworld adventures like Alice in Wonderland and puts a turn to it. Instead of being about the actual adventure in itself, it is about the time after their time in their world ends and they return to the 'normal' world and their families. But nonetheless, it is "a story, not an epilogue" (p.17, l. 23-24).

    The story starts with Nancy, the protagonist of the first volume, entering Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children. Where already all the other Characters are gathered. At first it is hard for here to get to know the people there and to fell at home there, as she, as almost everybody else there, still hangs on to her adventure and wants nothing more than to return to her world. But she does not get much time to get accustomed to her new environment, acquaintances and, maybe, friends. Because suddenly her roommate, Sumi, is found gruesome murdered. And the murderer is nowhere in sight. This bans the peace and trust from the home and prejudice, judgment and fear take up their place in the residents hearts. Now it is up to Nancy and her newfound classmates to solve the mystery and capture the murderer, before it is to late and somebody falls victim to him.

    That in itself is a new kind of adventure, which the majority of the students never wanted to experience. The reader gets to read about how it just starts to spiral downwards from there on. Which in itself is already interesting to read, but thought the skilled use of methapores and similies, it gets even better. Though this book may not be for everyone, as it deals with rather dark themes. Such as the loss of innocence, corruption of the majority of the character and how the handle being thrown into an entirely seemingly hopeless situation. In my eyes it is a huge plus for the book, that it shows such a character development, which is hard to find in some books, especially such short ones.

    In generally, I would recommend this book to 'young adults' or adults, who like mystery stories, to think deeper about the plot while reading and mainly read fantasy books. Even though none of this is a requirement and everybody who is slightly interested should this book a chance. Because it is worth reading.

    But that's just my recommendation, everyone can decide for themselves, or as Every Heart a Doorway so well:"You are nobody's doorway but your own, and the only one who gets to tell you how your story ends is you" (p. 168, l. 8 - 10).

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    Kurzmeinung: Die Geschichte ist wirklich gut und erinnert mich ein wenig an Alice im Wunderland.
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