Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children Series is Coming to Television!

The Wayward Children novella series by Seanan McGuire will be coming to the small screen, picked up by SyFy and Legendary Television. Joe Tracz will adapt the first book–Every Heart a Doorway–and serve as showrunner. With multiple book adaptations, including the Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief musical and the A Series of Unfortunate Events TV series, he seems like an excellent choice to adapt this YA, fantasy novella series published by

For those of you unfamiliar with the series, imagine if all the stories about entering a doorway into another world–Alice in Wonderland, The Chronicles of Narnia–were true. And then imagine the teenager who enters that door and lives the perfect magical experience of their dreams being thrust back into our reality. How strange that teenager will seem to their family. How lonely and lost they would be. Enter Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, a boarding school that serves as a home for those waiting and hoping for their doors to open once more. In Book One, there’s a murderer loose in the school. New student Nancy is a prime suspect since she hails from the halls of the dead. Can she figure out who the real killer is?

The series consists of four novellas:

Every Heart a Doorway

Down Among the Sticks and Bones

Beneath the Sugar Sky

In an Absent Dream

This award-winning series is diverse and fun and sure to be an amazing TV series. I’ve been listening to them all on audio, so if you haven’t read them yet, I can recommend the audiobooks.

We have 5 copies of  the Forbidden Hearts series by Alisha Rai to give away to Book Riot readers! Go here to enter for a chance to win, or just click the image below. Good luck!
Margaret Kingsbury: Margaret Kingsbury’s short stories and poems have appeared in Devilfish Review, Pulp Literature, Nonbinary Review, and Expanded Horizons. When she’s not writing BR posts, short stories, poems, novels, ANYTHING—or reading—she’s either chasing her book-eating baby or ogling books in the giant used bookstore she works at (or some other stray job she’s acquired). She and her family live in Nashville, TN and are the proud owners of many, many books. Follow her on Instagram @areaderlymom or @babylibrarians, and follow her kid lit reviews on