Where the Drowned Girls Go – Review

Hi everyone! I’m really on a roll now with my January ARCs (I always start the year off strong with making sure I keep up with my ARCs and then it always peters out towards the end of the year), so today I’m sharing my review for Where the Drowned Girls Go which is the 7th book in the Wayward Children series!

Where the Drowned Girls Go
by Seanan McGuire
Series: Wayward Children #7
Release date: January 4th 2021

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Rating★★★★★

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…

This is definitely my favorite book in the series so far! I am absolutely loving the turn this series seems to be taking with this book and starts to give new meaning to the other books in the series as well.

There are so many new characters that are introduced, some more important than others. I’m definitely curious to see what happens with Callie and if she’ll appear in future installments. We also of course get to see a lot of Cora who this book centers on, but we also see quite a bit of Sumi as well! Regan from Across the Green Grass Fields also makes an appearance,

I think so far this has been the book that’s been the heaviest in terms of the topics it deals with including fatphobia, depression, suicide and just trauma in general but as always I think that Seanan handled everything beautifully and i really related to Cora a lot especially as someone who has gotten comments about my weight while growing up.

The Whitethorn Institute was such an interesting place but was also very unsettling as well, and I’m curious to see if the events from this book play into the next one, or if it’ll come back in later on in the series because some of the things mentioned in this book sounded like they’ll have pretty big repercussions for the world, the characters, and the doors themselves.

I definitely recommend reading these books in order at this point because they build off of each other so much, and things are really starting to come together! I’m definitely due for a read through from start to finish, and I’m thinking it’s about time that I get physical copies as well for my collection!


Will you be reading this next book in the Wayward Children series? I’m so looking forward to book 8 which now has a title – Lost in the Moment and Found!

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