Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sentence Sneak Peek - Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1)

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

The first sentence from each chapter of Every Heart a Doorway, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)

THE GIRLS WERE NEVER present for the entrance interviews.”

THE HABIT OF NARRATION, of crafting something miraculous out of the commonplace, was hard to break.”

SUMI WAS RESTLESS, in the way of the living, but even for the living, she was fast.”

ACCORDING TO WHAT Nancy’s parents had told her about the school, the mandatory group therapy had been one of the big selling points.”

THE BUILDING WAS BIGGER than its population, filled with empty rooms and silent spaces. But all of them felt like they harbored the ghosts of the students who had tried— and failed— to find their way back to the worlds that had rejected them, and so Nancy fled to the outside.”

MORNING CLASSES HAD BEEN canceled; they resumed after lunch.”

ALL THE STUDENTS had been gathered in the dining hall, most dragged from their beds by either Angela’s shrieks or the staff pounding on their doors.”

LUNDY STOOD IN the doorway, eyeing the pair suspiciously.”

JACK DESCENDED THE STAIRS as if they had personally challenged her, taking them two and three at a time, until Christopher had to jog to keep pace.”

LUNCH WAS A STILTED affair, with no one talking and few students actually eating.”

KADE AND CHRISTOPHER gathered Jack up; Kade and Christopher carried Jack away, while Nancy stood, frozen and temporarily forgotten, in the shadows on the porch.”

JACK’S EYES WERE OPEN and fixed on the ceiling.”

WITHOUT JACK TO HELP, disposing of Lundy’s body was more difficult: no one really wanted to go into the basement save for Christopher and Nancy, and they didn’t know enough about chemicals to dissolve her safely.”

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