Every Heart a Doorway (Hardcover, 2016, Tom Doherty Associates) 4 stars

Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children

No Solicitations

No Visitors

No Quests

Children have always …

If the murder mystery didn't exist.

3 stars

I loved everything about this book except the murder mystery. It honestly felt as if the murders existed to just make all these interesting kids do something, when, in all actuality, the characters were so developed they would have made this a fascinating read without the murder mystery. I hope the second book is a bit more character driven. Mysteries do not work well in this series. The writing is really good. Dialog is epic! And, above all, the murder mystery in this book just made me unwilling to finish it. Remove the murder mystery, and I'd give this book more praise.