Friday, February 17, 2023

Review | In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

In An Absent Dream is the fourth book in Seanan McGuire's Wayward Children series.

In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

This fourth entry and prequel tells the story of Lundy, 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.

Oh, my heart. Seanan McGuire continues to break my heart into pieces with each book in the Wayward children series.

In An Absent Dream is another prequel installment to the series. In An Absent Dream follows Lundy who we know works at the school for wayward children. In An Absent Dream is her back story. We get to follow Lundy through her doorway into the world of the Goblin Market where everything has a price.

I don't want to spoil anything because I feel like Lundy's story is everything. I just love this book so much.

Are you reading this series yet? These books are portal fantasies into other worlds. A doorway finds these kids when they need it the most, and it leads them to a world they would consider to be "home". I can't help but fall in love with every character and just ache for them.

In An Absent Dream deals with family and friendship and choices that are never easy. I'm pretty sure I'll reread this series again and again.
5/5 stars


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  1. I really need to start reading this series!

  2. I haven't started this but I've only read two of this authors books.

  3. I really loved this one too. It's fun when she goes back like this to show you the character's backstory.


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