Mislaid in Parts Half-Known by Seanan McGuire

January 8th, 2024 Kimberly Review 7 Comments

8th Jan

Mislaid in Parts Half-Known by Seanan McGuire is the ninth audiobook in the Wayward Children series. I love diving into McGuire’s imagination. We travel through doors and make discoveries, as we spend more time with Ansty from Lost in the Moment and Found. Grab a hot cocoa and see why I love this award-winning series.

Mislaid in Parts Half-Known by Seanan McGuire
Mislaid in Parts Half-Known
by Seanan McGuire
Series: Wayward Children #9
Narrator: Jesse Vilinsky
Length: 4 hours and 40 minutes
Genres: Fantasy
Source: Publisher
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Dinosaurs and portals, and a girl who can find both in the latest book in the Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning series.

Antsy is the latest student to pass through the doors at Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children.

When her fellow students realize that Antsy's talent for finding absolutely anything may extend to doors, she's forced to flee in the company of a small group of friends, looking for a way back to the Shop Where the Lost Things Go to be sure that Vineta and Hudson are keeping their promise.

Along the way, temptations are dangled, decisions are reinforced, and a departure to a world populated by dinosaurs brings untold dangers and one or two other surprises!

A story that reminds us that finding what you want doesn't always mean finding what you need.

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I highly recommend listening to this series in order, although most will work as a standalone. If you want to jump in, please listen to Lost in the Moment and Found before Mislaid in Parts Half-Known. Not only is it one of my favorites of the series, but the main character in both is Ansty.

Ansty has a knack for finding things. When the students at Eleanor West’s School for Wayward Children discover that ability includes doors, she is forced to flee, taking some of her new friends with her.

Ansty wants to get back to the Shop Where the Lost Things Go. She wants to be sure that Vineta and Hudson are keeping their promise. What she discovers is shocking. As we travel through doors, we discover more about the doors themselves, their costs, the worlds they lead to, and the children who open them. Not to mention visiting places with dinosaurs, fairies and more.

I loved the tale from beginning to end and admired Ansty. McGuire weaved in more about some previous characters that has me excited. We learned more about the shop, which I found intriguing. It is one of my favorite places in this world.

McGuire is a brilliant writer and I look forward to more of the Wayward Children series. I recommend listening. Listening enhances the stories. Jesse Vilinsky narrates this story, and she captures Ansty personality and the other characters perfectly.

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About Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire is a native Californian, which has resulted in her being exceedingly laid-back about venomous wildlife, and terrified of weather. When not writing urban fantasy (as herself) and science fiction thrillers (as Mira Grant), she likes to watch way too many horror movies, wander around in swamps, record albums of original music, and harass her cats. Seanan is the author of the October Daye, InCryptid, and Indexing series of urban fantasies; the Newsflesh trilogy; the Parasitology duology; and the "Velveteen vs." superhero shorts. Her cats, Lilly, Alice, and Thomas, are plotting world domination even as we speak, but are easily distracted by feathers on sticks, so mankind is probably safe. For now.

About Jesse Vilinsky

Jesse Vilinsky

Jesse Vilinsky is a classically trained actress, voice-actor, and multiple award-winning narrator. In addition to narrating audiobooks, Jesse’s voice can be heard in commercials, live-action dubbing projects, films, and television shows. A New York City native, she now lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

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