Waiting on Wednesday: In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event created by Breaking the Spine in which we highlight a title we’re looking forward to reading. You can find their website here.

The Wayward Children series has swiftly become one of my favorite series. It answers the question: what happens to those individuals that go through portals into fantasy worlds when they come back, willing or no? Have you ever wondered what life might have been like for Alice, for the Pevensie children, for Dorothy? Read these books and find out what it’s like to finally find a world where you belong, only to lose it.



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Published: 8 January 2019

Publisher: Tor.com

Category: Fantasy

This is the story of a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should.

When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she’s found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well.

For anyone . . .

In An Absent Dream tells the story of one of the characters introduced in McGuire’s first Wayward Child book, Every Heart a Doorway. Lundy wasn’t the focus of that book, but there was enough detail to make a story all about her very tantalizing.

A goblin market alone would make for a fascinating story. A tale set in that sort of world, knowing what’s coming? I have a feeling this book will be equally thrilling and heartbreaking.

2019 is going to be full of tears.






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