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 things.
No matter the cost.
I got this after hearing lots of good things about it from various people on BookTube. Needless to say I was pretty impressed. I’d never heard of the author before, and didn’t think I would enjoy it from the synopsis, but I did!
It is very short, only 174 pages, so was a very quick read. The story was stripped down to its bare bones, probably because of the length, but it was written very well, had some very intriguing characters, Nancy was developed well and there is so much room for sequels. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more.
Finished on February 12th 2017
This is my “read in a day” for the #Emojiathon
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