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.
The summary looks so fascinating! Books that explore and deconstruct fairy tale tropes are always a must-read for me. Also, it’s by Seanan McGuire, who I’ve heard absolutely amazing things about. (I keep meaning to read more of her books, but so far the only one I’ve read is Feed, which she wrote as Mira Grant and which features a badass reporter who looks for truth against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse and which I absolutely loved). Oh, and according to her twitter, the main character in this series is asexual!