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Release date : 5 Avril 2016
Publisher : TOR
Pages : 169
Book description :
Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
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 the matter.
No matter the cost.
My review :
I loved this first book of the series “Wayward Children”.
The book is very short, less than 200 pages so obviously it reads very quickly and that’s exactly what I needed. A fascinating story, a rich world, which does not linger on pages and pages!
Yes, I always had a little trouble with big books, I’m always bored after a while and need to change universes, at least with short books I do not have time to be bored! Many will tell me that when it’s too short the story is all too often succinct, not enough dug, certainly but here as it is a series the other books (I’m sure) will deepen a little more this universe that I loved so much.
It’s very difficult to explain the plot of this book as this new world is a little complicated. Basically, if we want to be simple, all over the world, children, teenagers have discovered hidden doors (a bit like Alice in Wonderland). Each door led them into a new world. Sometimes a world where terror and death reigns. Sometimes a world filled with colors, candies, where life is beautiful. There are as many worlds as people crossing these doors.
The teenagers/children of this novel have all gone through these doors, they have all come back too. Alas, they can not return, return to the world that is now theirs!
We will follow the story of several teenagers, in a place that welcomes them to help them overcome this and accept their new life.
I loved this first book. A fantastic universe mixed with some bloody details. Very interesting characters. A style of writing that quickly conquered me. I can’t wait to read more now!
My rating /5 :