This is the fifth book in the Wayward Children series - by now you either know what these are like, or you need to go back and read Every Heart A Doorway. This review is for those that follow the series. So here's what you get in this slender volume: The continuation, and closure, of Jack and Jill's story. Another trip to the Moors. Horror movie-esque aesthetics, viscera, necromantic vibes, and monsters. Kade, Christopher, Sumi, and Cora. Creepy as hell ocean stuff. Good OCD and queer rep. Lots and lots and lots of lightning. And, despite Eleanor West's rules, a quest. And I loved it.
As of this writing this book doesn't come out for another four months, and I'm already absurdly impatient to read more in this universe. I tried to savor it, I wanted to linger, but alas the pull of the page was too much and I finished this one nearly as quickly as I picked it up. If McGuire doesn't write more of these (can we please get a Kade book? PLEASE?!) a portion of my heart will wither. From page one I was just so happy to be back with these people - these books are my door and until the next one appears I will find myself looking around corners and hoping. This volume in particular made my heart happy, and ever so hungry for more. If you're not reading these, and you're a fan of portal fiction, you are doing yourself a serious disservice.