When children in storybooks find a secret door/hole in a tree/etc and find themselves in a magical world for a time, we never get to see what happens after. After they return, when they are reunited with their parents and have to face the real world again. In Every Heart a Doorway, we get to see how they cope with this change.
Super disappointed that I didn’t love this book. I read that this wasn’t the usual style for Colleen Hoover, and everyone was praising her for attempting to go into another genre and doing a really good job of it, so I decided to give it a shot.
Jane is a self-diagnosed sociopath, and while she does care about some things, she’s always had to work hard to fit in and seem like a “normal” person. The only person who she felt a real connection with was wronged, very badly, by an evil man, and Jane has decided to take revenge.
This is a romance thinly veiled as a fantasy, and if you’re looking for a fantasy with a bit of romance (like I was), then this book isn’t for you.
Unfortunately this book wasn’t for me. EVERYTHING fell flat. There wasn’t much plot at all, and sadly I think this could have been a great start to a series if we were given more action and less small details. Also, a complete remake of Tehl’s character should have happened, he’s awful.
The story was a little predictable at times, but the twist at the end totally made up for it. I was used to assuming I knew what was going to happen by the end of the book, but that twist totally caught me off guard! There was a lot going on in this world, and my only upset when it came to this book is that is wasn’t longer or part of a series.
Okay, this one took me FOREVER to get through, and while I enjoyed it for the most part… holy shit what an arduous book. My feelings towards the story changed just as unpredictably as Matthew’s mood swings, and my opinion on whether I actually liked the book was as hot and cold as Matthew and Diana’s relationship. This is going to be a long review because this was a LONG book, so I apologize in advance.