Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

This book was an absolute delight to read. It's short, it's sweet, and it's got just the right amount of darkness mixed in with the sweetness to make is something more. The characters are all a little broken, all children that went on adventures in worlds that were perfectly suited to them and then came back to the normal, everyday, world changed. Now they yearn for worlds that they can't get back to, whether that's because they aren't welcome anymore, or because the door back simply refuses to open.

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The Young Queens by Kendare Blake

I enjoyed the other installments in Kendare Blake's *Three Dark Crowns* series enough to preorder this novella, and I can't say that I regret that I spent the money. This was an interesting little installment in the story of the three queens, and a nice amount of background that fleshed out and clarified a couple of things that the first two books revealed but didn't get into in great depth.
 

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