Review | Where The Drowned Girls Go – Seanan McGuire

I have been loving the Wayward Children books by Seanan McGuire for years now and I’m very excited for every upcoming release. So of course I was ecstatic to receive an eARC of the newest release through Netgalley. The last book was a bit of a disappointment so I was a little bit hesitant but decided to read the book right away anyway. And today I want to talk about my thought on Where the Drowned Girls Go. So let’s jump in!

Review | Where The Drowned Girls Go – Seanan McGuire

Welcome to the Whitethorn Institute. The first step is always admitting you need help, and you've already taken that step by requesting a transfer into our company.
There is another school for children who fall through doors and fall back out again. It isn't as friendly as Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children. And it isn't as safe.
When Eleanor West decided to open her school, her sanctuary, her Home for Wayward Children, she knew from the beginning that there would be children she couldn't save; when Cora decides she needs a different direction, a different fate, a different prophecy, Miss West reluctantly agrees to transfer her to the other school, where things are run very differently by Whitethorn, the Headmaster.
She will soon discover that not all doors are welcoming...

Where the Drowned Girls Go (Wayward Children, #7) by Seanan McGuire
Published by Tordotcom on 04/01/2022
Pages: 160
Source: Netgalley

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


All of these covers are gorgeous and I would love to own all of these in hardcopies. Maybe one day ;). I adore the doors in seemingly random places but they do make sense if you know about the worlds. And this cover fits the story and our main character very well.


The premise for this seventh book in the Wayward Children series is a bit different than the previous ones. After the adventures in Come Tumbling Down Cora hasn’t been the same. And it seems like there is nothing that can be done at Eleanor’s school. So Cora decides to give the other school for kids that went through doors a chance.

This book was really refreshing in my opinion. Where the previous book felt like more of the same, this one really brought something new and reminded me why I love this series so much. We read about some characters we already love but we also get to meet new characters. While there’s a lot more I want to know about those newbies I did enjoy getting to know them a bit. It also gave a little peek into a couple of more worlds and that’s always something I love.

The plot was quite interesting. Cora has a decent reason to transfer to the Whitethorn Institute but not all is as it seems. I really enjoyed reading about Cora’s time at this second school and love where the story took us. It wasn’t predictable and I can’t wait to read what happens next!

This isn’t a super long review but I’m just very positive haha. I enjoyed the plot, the characters and the new school. Once again there are amazing quotes (that I forgot to save….). I’m excited for the next book and would highly recommend this seventh instalment in the series.

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