“Real” Is a Four-Letter Word: Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children Series

Every now and again you read a book or a series that hooks you from word one and never lets go. It burrows deep into your brain and you find your mind wandering back to it at random moments. That’s what Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series is for me. It’s been a few months since I finished her darkly beautiful series in two days and I still can’t stop thinking about it. If you run in bookish circles, you’ve probably heard how great Wayward Children is, but trust me, it’s even better than that.

The question isn’t what is it like to find a doorway to another world, but what happens when you come back. Nancy experiences that conundrum first hand at the start of Every Heart a Doorway, the first novella in the series. Unable to accept her old life after what felt like ages ...