Blue Window

Blue Window

Five siblings fall through time and space into a strange, unkind world -- their arrival mysteriously foretold -- and land in the center of an epic civil struggle in a country where many citizens have given themselves over to their primal fears and animal passions at the urging of a power-hungry demagogue. When siblings Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumble one by one thro Five siblings fall through time and space into a strange, unkind world -- their arrival mysteriously foretold -- and ...

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Title:Blue Window
Author:Adina Rishe Gewirtz
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:0763660361
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:560 pages pages

Blue Window Reviews

  • Tony
    Feb 04, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

    I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I continued to read it for 500 pages before I finally just gave up and read the epilogue. I have a hard time not finishing books, even if I don?t like them but I could just not stick this one out to the end. The world was interesting...

    DNF at 10% I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. This was very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, and even had it's very own Susan and Lucy (though the two are not related in this book). Blue Window is about a gr...

    This is the perfect choice for the middle school reader who is fascinated with Narnia, Hobbits and other thoughtful fantasy books. Five siblings stare out of their window at home at the scene that is changing before them. As they step into the night they are taken to another land, one ...

    DNF. "Soon, an ancient prophecy leads them into battle..." Um...soon being a relative term here, because I got a third of the way in and nothing had happened. Good god. I tried so hard to finish this book, but reading for pleasure should not take this much effort. The five siblings ...

    When five siblings find a strange window in their home, they fall through into another world. This new world is filled with terrifyingly deformed humans, aggressive dictators, and mysterious prophecies. Each one of them brings a new perspective to the story and new complications. As th...

    I wanted to love this...and maybe that was the problem. A solid portal fantasy, but too long in parts for my taste. ...

    Hmm. Mixed feelings about this book. On one hand,Blue Window was a really neat idea about five siblings who fall through a window and end up in a strange world where they have to find their way home and also not get destroyed by the strange looking humanoid inhabitants of that wo...

    This book started out very promising, as I'm a fan of CS Lewis and portal fantasies. Unfortunately, there ended up being more things that I disliked about it than that I liked. I'll try to list them (briefly) below. I would say that this is on the older side of middle grade. However, I...

    Happy release date! I picked up Blue Window on cover alone. The blue cover with the five silhouettes falling like Alice in Wonderland. In a way, I wasn't wrong. The book is about five siblings on the longest night of the year. They fall through a window into an alternate dimension whe...

    Five siblings fall through a portal into a magical world. In searching for a way to get home, they discover that all is not well in this new place. Will they be able to survive and stay together long enough to figure out how to get back home? I enjoyed this book while reading it -- ...

    This is a super creepy fantasy fiction book about 5 siblings that are inadvertently sucked through a window into an alternate reality. As they move through the alternate reality, they find that they have super powers, which ultimately leads to the plot resolution. I think this might be...

    I will preface this by saying that I am not a fan of fantasy, although I have found a lot of children's fantasy earns my grudging respect. Also, I received an ARC of this book through Library Thing. This is not the kind of book I would choose to read on my own. Now, on to the review: ...

    A clunky fantasy. Five siblings -- older boy & girl twins and three younger sisters, fall through the blue window that suddenly appears in their house and into an entirely strange and forbidding world. The story is told from the viewpoint of each of the five, beginning with Susan a...

    Five children - Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean - fall through a blue window (hence the title) into a strange world. The siblings are just trying to find their way home but instead are hunted down, captured and forced into a battle. They have no one they can really trust in this stran...

    I should have realized that when I was able to put this down for a week and not come back to it, that I was not going to care, but that is just what happened. I really like the idea. Narnia is my jam. You know how in Narnia things move along? Well, that does not really happen here. Thi...

  • Virginia
    May 12, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

    I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I continued to read it for 500 pages before I finally just gave up and read the epilogue. I have a hard time not finishing books, even if I don?t like them but I could just not stick this one out to the end. The world was interesting...

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    Feb 09, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

  • Debbie Tanner
    Feb 25, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

    I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I continued to read it for 500 pages before I finally just gave up and read the epilogue. I have a hard time not finishing books, even if I don?t like them but I could just not stick this one out to the end. The world was interesting...

    DNF at 10% I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. This was very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, and even had it's very own Susan and Lucy (though the two are not related in this book). Blue Window is about a gr...

    This is the perfect choice for the middle school reader who is fascinated with Narnia, Hobbits and other thoughtful fantasy books. Five siblings stare out of their window at home at the scene that is changing before them. As they step into the night they are taken to another land, one ...

    DNF. "Soon, an ancient prophecy leads them into battle..." Um...soon being a relative term here, because I got a third of the way in and nothing had happened. Good god. I tried so hard to finish this book, but reading for pleasure should not take this much effort. The five siblings ...

    When five siblings find a strange window in their home, they fall through into another world. This new world is filled with terrifyingly deformed humans, aggressive dictators, and mysterious prophecies. Each one of them brings a new perspective to the story and new complications. As th...

    I wanted to love this...and maybe that was the problem. A solid portal fantasy, but too long in parts for my taste. ...

    Hmm. Mixed feelings about this book. On one hand,Blue Window was a really neat idea about five siblings who fall through a window and end up in a strange world where they have to find their way home and also not get destroyed by the strange looking humanoid inhabitants of that wo...

    This book started out very promising, as I'm a fan of CS Lewis and portal fantasies. Unfortunately, there ended up being more things that I disliked about it than that I liked. I'll try to list them (briefly) below. I would say that this is on the older side of middle grade. However, I...

    Happy release date! I picked up Blue Window on cover alone. The blue cover with the five silhouettes falling like Alice in Wonderland. In a way, I wasn't wrong. The book is about five siblings on the longest night of the year. They fall through a window into an alternate dimension whe...

    Five siblings fall through a portal into a magical world. In searching for a way to get home, they discover that all is not well in this new place. Will they be able to survive and stay together long enough to figure out how to get back home? I enjoyed this book while reading it -- ...

    This is a super creepy fantasy fiction book about 5 siblings that are inadvertently sucked through a window into an alternate reality. As they move through the alternate reality, they find that they have super powers, which ultimately leads to the plot resolution. I think this might be...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Feb 14, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

  • Amanda Workman
    Jan 06, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

  • Amber
    Jan 28, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

    I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I continued to read it for 500 pages before I finally just gave up and read the epilogue. I have a hard time not finishing books, even if I don?t like them but I could just not stick this one out to the end. The world was interesting...

    DNF at 10% I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. This was very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, and even had it's very own Susan and Lucy (though the two are not related in this book). Blue Window is about a gr...

    This is the perfect choice for the middle school reader who is fascinated with Narnia, Hobbits and other thoughtful fantasy books. Five siblings stare out of their window at home at the scene that is changing before them. As they step into the night they are taken to another land, one ...

    DNF. "Soon, an ancient prophecy leads them into battle..." Um...soon being a relative term here, because I got a third of the way in and nothing had happened. Good god. I tried so hard to finish this book, but reading for pleasure should not take this much effort. The five siblings ...

    When five siblings find a strange window in their home, they fall through into another world. This new world is filled with terrifyingly deformed humans, aggressive dictators, and mysterious prophecies. Each one of them brings a new perspective to the story and new complications. As th...

    I wanted to love this...and maybe that was the problem. A solid portal fantasy, but too long in parts for my taste. ...

    Hmm. Mixed feelings about this book. On one hand,Blue Window was a really neat idea about five siblings who fall through a window and end up in a strange world where they have to find their way home and also not get destroyed by the strange looking humanoid inhabitants of that wo...

  • Bayla
    Apr 03, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

  • Kim McGee
    Apr 08, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

    I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I continued to read it for 500 pages before I finally just gave up and read the epilogue. I have a hard time not finishing books, even if I don?t like them but I could just not stick this one out to the end. The world was interesting...

    DNF at 10% I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. This was very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, and even had it's very own Susan and Lucy (though the two are not related in this book). Blue Window is about a gr...

    This is the perfect choice for the middle school reader who is fascinated with Narnia, Hobbits and other thoughtful fantasy books. Five siblings stare out of their window at home at the scene that is changing before them. As they step into the night they are taken to another land, one ...

  • Elaine Van
    Mar 22, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

    I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I continued to read it for 500 pages before I finally just gave up and read the epilogue. I have a hard time not finishing books, even if I don?t like them but I could just not stick this one out to the end. The world was interesting...

    DNF at 10% I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. This was very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, and even had it's very own Susan and Lucy (though the two are not related in this book). Blue Window is about a gr...

    This is the perfect choice for the middle school reader who is fascinated with Narnia, Hobbits and other thoughtful fantasy books. Five siblings stare out of their window at home at the scene that is changing before them. As they step into the night they are taken to another land, one ...

    DNF. "Soon, an ancient prophecy leads them into battle..." Um...soon being a relative term here, because I got a third of the way in and nothing had happened. Good god. I tried so hard to finish this book, but reading for pleasure should not take this much effort. The five siblings ...

    When five siblings find a strange window in their home, they fall through into another world. This new world is filled with terrifyingly deformed humans, aggressive dictators, and mysterious prophecies. Each one of them brings a new perspective to the story and new complications. As th...

    I wanted to love this...and maybe that was the problem. A solid portal fantasy, but too long in parts for my taste. ...

    Hmm. Mixed feelings about this book. On one hand,Blue Window was a really neat idea about five siblings who fall through a window and end up in a strange world where they have to find their way home and also not get destroyed by the strange looking humanoid inhabitants of that wo...

    This book started out very promising, as I'm a fan of CS Lewis and portal fantasies. Unfortunately, there ended up being more things that I disliked about it than that I liked. I'll try to list them (briefly) below. I would say that this is on the older side of middle grade. However, I...

    Happy release date! I picked up Blue Window on cover alone. The blue cover with the five silhouettes falling like Alice in Wonderland. In a way, I wasn't wrong. The book is about five siblings on the longest night of the year. They fall through a window into an alternate dimension whe...

    Five siblings fall through a portal into a magical world. In searching for a way to get home, they discover that all is not well in this new place. Will they be able to survive and stay together long enough to figure out how to get back home? I enjoyed this book while reading it -- ...

    This is a super creepy fantasy fiction book about 5 siblings that are inadvertently sucked through a window into an alternate reality. As they move through the alternate reality, they find that they have super powers, which ultimately leads to the plot resolution. I think this might be...

    I will preface this by saying that I am not a fan of fantasy, although I have found a lot of children's fantasy earns my grudging respect. Also, I received an ARC of this book through Library Thing. This is not the kind of book I would choose to read on my own. Now, on to the review: ...

    A clunky fantasy. Five siblings -- older boy & girl twins and three younger sisters, fall through the blue window that suddenly appears in their house and into an entirely strange and forbidding world. The story is told from the viewpoint of each of the five, beginning with Susan a...

    Five children - Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean - fall through a blue window (hence the title) into a strange world. The siblings are just trying to find their way home but instead are hunted down, captured and forced into a battle. They have no one they can really trust in this stran...

    I should have realized that when I was able to put this down for a week and not come back to it, that I was not going to care, but that is just what happened. I really like the idea. Narnia is my jam. You know how in Narnia things move along? Well, that does not really happen here. Thi...

    It's 560 pages that never seem to end because the book is so easy to put down. It seems to lose it's way mid-story. I usually like multiple POVs in story-telling, but I felt it hindered this narrative. A promising premise that could have used a bit more polishing. ...

  • Linda
    Feb 19, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

  • Shell Hunt
    Jan 23, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

    I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I continued to read it for 500 pages before I finally just gave up and read the epilogue. I have a hard time not finishing books, even if I don?t like them but I could just not stick this one out to the end. The world was interesting...

    DNF at 10% I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. This was very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, and even had it's very own Susan and Lucy (though the two are not related in this book). Blue Window is about a gr...

    This is the perfect choice for the middle school reader who is fascinated with Narnia, Hobbits and other thoughtful fantasy books. Five siblings stare out of their window at home at the scene that is changing before them. As they step into the night they are taken to another land, one ...

    DNF. "Soon, an ancient prophecy leads them into battle..." Um...soon being a relative term here, because I got a third of the way in and nothing had happened. Good god. I tried so hard to finish this book, but reading for pleasure should not take this much effort. The five siblings ...

    When five siblings find a strange window in their home, they fall through into another world. This new world is filled with terrifyingly deformed humans, aggressive dictators, and mysterious prophecies. Each one of them brings a new perspective to the story and new complications. As th...

    I wanted to love this...and maybe that was the problem. A solid portal fantasy, but too long in parts for my taste. ...

    Hmm. Mixed feelings about this book. On one hand,Blue Window was a really neat idea about five siblings who fall through a window and end up in a strange world where they have to find their way home and also not get destroyed by the strange looking humanoid inhabitants of that wo...

    This book started out very promising, as I'm a fan of CS Lewis and portal fantasies. Unfortunately, there ended up being more things that I disliked about it than that I liked. I'll try to list them (briefly) below. I would say that this is on the older side of middle grade. However, I...

    Happy release date! I picked up Blue Window on cover alone. The blue cover with the five silhouettes falling like Alice in Wonderland. In a way, I wasn't wrong. The book is about five siblings on the longest night of the year. They fall through a window into an alternate dimension whe...

  • Jackie
    Dec 19, 2017

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

  • Linda Owen
    Mar 20, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

    I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I continued to read it for 500 pages before I finally just gave up and read the epilogue. I have a hard time not finishing books, even if I don?t like them but I could just not stick this one out to the end. The world was interesting...

    DNF at 10% I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. This was very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, and even had it's very own Susan and Lucy (though the two are not related in this book). Blue Window is about a gr...

    This is the perfect choice for the middle school reader who is fascinated with Narnia, Hobbits and other thoughtful fantasy books. Five siblings stare out of their window at home at the scene that is changing before them. As they step into the night they are taken to another land, one ...

    DNF. "Soon, an ancient prophecy leads them into battle..." Um...soon being a relative term here, because I got a third of the way in and nothing had happened. Good god. I tried so hard to finish this book, but reading for pleasure should not take this much effort. The five siblings ...

    When five siblings find a strange window in their home, they fall through into another world. This new world is filled with terrifyingly deformed humans, aggressive dictators, and mysterious prophecies. Each one of them brings a new perspective to the story and new complications. As th...

    I wanted to love this...and maybe that was the problem. A solid portal fantasy, but too long in parts for my taste. ...

    Hmm. Mixed feelings about this book. On one hand,Blue Window was a really neat idea about five siblings who fall through a window and end up in a strange world where they have to find their way home and also not get destroyed by the strange looking humanoid inhabitants of that wo...

    This book started out very promising, as I'm a fan of CS Lewis and portal fantasies. Unfortunately, there ended up being more things that I disliked about it than that I liked. I'll try to list them (briefly) below. I would say that this is on the older side of middle grade. However, I...

    Happy release date! I picked up Blue Window on cover alone. The blue cover with the five silhouettes falling like Alice in Wonderland. In a way, I wasn't wrong. The book is about five siblings on the longest night of the year. They fall through a window into an alternate dimension whe...

    Five siblings fall through a portal into a magical world. In searching for a way to get home, they discover that all is not well in this new place. Will they be able to survive and stay together long enough to figure out how to get back home? I enjoyed this book while reading it -- ...

    This is a super creepy fantasy fiction book about 5 siblings that are inadvertently sucked through a window into an alternate reality. As they move through the alternate reality, they find that they have super powers, which ultimately leads to the plot resolution. I think this might be...

    I will preface this by saying that I am not a fan of fantasy, although I have found a lot of children's fantasy earns my grudging respect. Also, I received an ARC of this book through Library Thing. This is not the kind of book I would choose to read on my own. Now, on to the review: ...

    A clunky fantasy. Five siblings -- older boy & girl twins and three younger sisters, fall through the blue window that suddenly appears in their house and into an entirely strange and forbidding world. The story is told from the viewpoint of each of the five, beginning with Susan a...

  • Ekta
    Mar 23, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

  • lisa
    Jan 30, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

    I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I continued to read it for 500 pages before I finally just gave up and read the epilogue. I have a hard time not finishing books, even if I don?t like them but I could just not stick this one out to the end. The world was interesting...

    DNF at 10% I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. This was very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, and even had it's very own Susan and Lucy (though the two are not related in this book). Blue Window is about a gr...

    This is the perfect choice for the middle school reader who is fascinated with Narnia, Hobbits and other thoughtful fantasy books. Five siblings stare out of their window at home at the scene that is changing before them. As they step into the night they are taken to another land, one ...

    DNF. "Soon, an ancient prophecy leads them into battle..." Um...soon being a relative term here, because I got a third of the way in and nothing had happened. Good god. I tried so hard to finish this book, but reading for pleasure should not take this much effort. The five siblings ...

    When five siblings find a strange window in their home, they fall through into another world. This new world is filled with terrifyingly deformed humans, aggressive dictators, and mysterious prophecies. Each one of them brings a new perspective to the story and new complications. As th...

    I wanted to love this...and maybe that was the problem. A solid portal fantasy, but too long in parts for my taste. ...

    Hmm. Mixed feelings about this book. On one hand,Blue Window was a really neat idea about five siblings who fall through a window and end up in a strange world where they have to find their way home and also not get destroyed by the strange looking humanoid inhabitants of that wo...

    This book started out very promising, as I'm a fan of CS Lewis and portal fantasies. Unfortunately, there ended up being more things that I disliked about it than that I liked. I'll try to list them (briefly) below. I would say that this is on the older side of middle grade. However, I...

    Happy release date! I picked up Blue Window on cover alone. The blue cover with the five silhouettes falling like Alice in Wonderland. In a way, I wasn't wrong. The book is about five siblings on the longest night of the year. They fall through a window into an alternate dimension whe...

    Five siblings fall through a portal into a magical world. In searching for a way to get home, they discover that all is not well in this new place. Will they be able to survive and stay together long enough to figure out how to get back home? I enjoyed this book while reading it -- ...

    This is a super creepy fantasy fiction book about 5 siblings that are inadvertently sucked through a window into an alternate reality. As they move through the alternate reality, they find that they have super powers, which ultimately leads to the plot resolution. I think this might be...

    I will preface this by saying that I am not a fan of fantasy, although I have found a lot of children's fantasy earns my grudging respect. Also, I received an ARC of this book through Library Thing. This is not the kind of book I would choose to read on my own. Now, on to the review: ...

  • Dewey
    Feb 19, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

    I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I continued to read it for 500 pages before I finally just gave up and read the epilogue. I have a hard time not finishing books, even if I don?t like them but I could just not stick this one out to the end. The world was interesting...

    DNF at 10% I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. This was very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, and even had it's very own Susan and Lucy (though the two are not related in this book). Blue Window is about a gr...

    This is the perfect choice for the middle school reader who is fascinated with Narnia, Hobbits and other thoughtful fantasy books. Five siblings stare out of their window at home at the scene that is changing before them. As they step into the night they are taken to another land, one ...

    DNF. "Soon, an ancient prophecy leads them into battle..." Um...soon being a relative term here, because I got a third of the way in and nothing had happened. Good god. I tried so hard to finish this book, but reading for pleasure should not take this much effort. The five siblings ...

  • Christine Roberts
    Mar 30, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

  • Sarah Foil
    Mar 21, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

    I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I continued to read it for 500 pages before I finally just gave up and read the epilogue. I have a hard time not finishing books, even if I don?t like them but I could just not stick this one out to the end. The world was interesting...

    DNF at 10% I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. This was very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, and even had it's very own Susan and Lucy (though the two are not related in this book). Blue Window is about a gr...

    This is the perfect choice for the middle school reader who is fascinated with Narnia, Hobbits and other thoughtful fantasy books. Five siblings stare out of their window at home at the scene that is changing before them. As they step into the night they are taken to another land, one ...

    DNF. "Soon, an ancient prophecy leads them into battle..." Um...soon being a relative term here, because I got a third of the way in and nothing had happened. Good god. I tried so hard to finish this book, but reading for pleasure should not take this much effort. The five siblings ...

    When five siblings find a strange window in their home, they fall through into another world. This new world is filled with terrifyingly deformed humans, aggressive dictators, and mysterious prophecies. Each one of them brings a new perspective to the story and new complications. As th...

  • Kalyn Delillo
    May 31, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

    I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I continued to read it for 500 pages before I finally just gave up and read the epilogue. I have a hard time not finishing books, even if I don?t like them but I could just not stick this one out to the end. The world was interesting...

    DNF at 10% I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. This was very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, and even had it's very own Susan and Lucy (though the two are not related in this book). Blue Window is about a gr...

    This is the perfect choice for the middle school reader who is fascinated with Narnia, Hobbits and other thoughtful fantasy books. Five siblings stare out of their window at home at the scene that is changing before them. As they step into the night they are taken to another land, one ...

    DNF. "Soon, an ancient prophecy leads them into battle..." Um...soon being a relative term here, because I got a third of the way in and nothing had happened. Good god. I tried so hard to finish this book, but reading for pleasure should not take this much effort. The five siblings ...

    When five siblings find a strange window in their home, they fall through into another world. This new world is filled with terrifyingly deformed humans, aggressive dictators, and mysterious prophecies. Each one of them brings a new perspective to the story and new complications. As th...

    I wanted to love this...and maybe that was the problem. A solid portal fantasy, but too long in parts for my taste. ...

    Hmm. Mixed feelings about this book. On one hand,Blue Window was a really neat idea about five siblings who fall through a window and end up in a strange world where they have to find their way home and also not get destroyed by the strange looking humanoid inhabitants of that wo...

    This book started out very promising, as I'm a fan of CS Lewis and portal fantasies. Unfortunately, there ended up being more things that I disliked about it than that I liked. I'll try to list them (briefly) below. I would say that this is on the older side of middle grade. However, I...

    Happy release date! I picked up Blue Window on cover alone. The blue cover with the five silhouettes falling like Alice in Wonderland. In a way, I wasn't wrong. The book is about five siblings on the longest night of the year. They fall through a window into an alternate dimension whe...

    Five siblings fall through a portal into a magical world. In searching for a way to get home, they discover that all is not well in this new place. Will they be able to survive and stay together long enough to figure out how to get back home? I enjoyed this book while reading it -- ...

    This is a super creepy fantasy fiction book about 5 siblings that are inadvertently sucked through a window into an alternate reality. As they move through the alternate reality, they find that they have super powers, which ultimately leads to the plot resolution. I think this might be...

    I will preface this by saying that I am not a fan of fantasy, although I have found a lot of children's fantasy earns my grudging respect. Also, I received an ARC of this book through Library Thing. This is not the kind of book I would choose to read on my own. Now, on to the review: ...

    A clunky fantasy. Five siblings -- older boy & girl twins and three younger sisters, fall through the blue window that suddenly appears in their house and into an entirely strange and forbidding world. The story is told from the viewpoint of each of the five, beginning with Susan a...

    Five children - Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean - fall through a blue window (hence the title) into a strange world. The siblings are just trying to find their way home but instead are hunted down, captured and forced into a battle. They have no one they can really trust in this stran...

    I should have realized that when I was able to put this down for a week and not come back to it, that I was not going to care, but that is just what happened. I really like the idea. Narnia is my jam. You know how in Narnia things move along? Well, that does not really happen here. Thi...

    It's 560 pages that never seem to end because the book is so easy to put down. It seems to lose it's way mid-story. I usually like multiple POVs in story-telling, but I felt it hindered this narrative. A promising premise that could have used a bit more polishing. ...

    DNFed 25 percent through. I just couldn?t get invested in this story. There were far too many characters to keep track of in such a short period of time. ??? DNFed 25 percent through. I just couldn?t get invested in this story. There were far too many characters to keep ...

  • Shelby M. (Read and Find Out)
    Sep 19, 2017

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

    I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I continued to read it for 500 pages before I finally just gave up and read the epilogue. I have a hard time not finishing books, even if I don?t like them but I could just not stick this one out to the end. The world was interesting...

    DNF at 10% I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. This was very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, and even had it's very own Susan and Lucy (though the two are not related in this book). Blue Window is about a gr...

    This is the perfect choice for the middle school reader who is fascinated with Narnia, Hobbits and other thoughtful fantasy books. Five siblings stare out of their window at home at the scene that is changing before them. As they step into the night they are taken to another land, one ...

    DNF. "Soon, an ancient prophecy leads them into battle..." Um...soon being a relative term here, because I got a third of the way in and nothing had happened. Good god. I tried so hard to finish this book, but reading for pleasure should not take this much effort. The five siblings ...

    When five siblings find a strange window in their home, they fall through into another world. This new world is filled with terrifyingly deformed humans, aggressive dictators, and mysterious prophecies. Each one of them brings a new perspective to the story and new complications. As th...

    I wanted to love this...and maybe that was the problem. A solid portal fantasy, but too long in parts for my taste. ...

    Hmm. Mixed feelings about this book. On one hand,Blue Window was a really neat idea about five siblings who fall through a window and end up in a strange world where they have to find their way home and also not get destroyed by the strange looking humanoid inhabitants of that wo...

    This book started out very promising, as I'm a fan of CS Lewis and portal fantasies. Unfortunately, there ended up being more things that I disliked about it than that I liked. I'll try to list them (briefly) below. I would say that this is on the older side of middle grade. However, I...

  • Natalie Warren
    May 24, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

    I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I continued to read it for 500 pages before I finally just gave up and read the epilogue. I have a hard time not finishing books, even if I don?t like them but I could just not stick this one out to the end. The world was interesting...

    DNF at 10% I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. This was very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, and even had it's very own Susan and Lucy (though the two are not related in this book). Blue Window is about a gr...

    This is the perfect choice for the middle school reader who is fascinated with Narnia, Hobbits and other thoughtful fantasy books. Five siblings stare out of their window at home at the scene that is changing before them. As they step into the night they are taken to another land, one ...

    DNF. "Soon, an ancient prophecy leads them into battle..." Um...soon being a relative term here, because I got a third of the way in and nothing had happened. Good god. I tried so hard to finish this book, but reading for pleasure should not take this much effort. The five siblings ...

    When five siblings find a strange window in their home, they fall through into another world. This new world is filled with terrifyingly deformed humans, aggressive dictators, and mysterious prophecies. Each one of them brings a new perspective to the story and new complications. As th...

    I wanted to love this...and maybe that was the problem. A solid portal fantasy, but too long in parts for my taste. ...

    Hmm. Mixed feelings about this book. On one hand,Blue Window was a really neat idea about five siblings who fall through a window and end up in a strange world where they have to find their way home and also not get destroyed by the strange looking humanoid inhabitants of that wo...

    This book started out very promising, as I'm a fan of CS Lewis and portal fantasies. Unfortunately, there ended up being more things that I disliked about it than that I liked. I'll try to list them (briefly) below. I would say that this is on the older side of middle grade. However, I...

    Happy release date! I picked up Blue Window on cover alone. The blue cover with the five silhouettes falling like Alice in Wonderland. In a way, I wasn't wrong. The book is about five siblings on the longest night of the year. They fall through a window into an alternate dimension whe...

    Five siblings fall through a portal into a magical world. In searching for a way to get home, they discover that all is not well in this new place. Will they be able to survive and stay together long enough to figure out how to get back home? I enjoyed this book while reading it -- ...

    This is a super creepy fantasy fiction book about 5 siblings that are inadvertently sucked through a window into an alternate reality. As they move through the alternate reality, they find that they have super powers, which ultimately leads to the plot resolution. I think this might be...

    I will preface this by saying that I am not a fan of fantasy, although I have found a lot of children's fantasy earns my grudging respect. Also, I received an ARC of this book through Library Thing. This is not the kind of book I would choose to read on my own. Now, on to the review: ...

    A clunky fantasy. Five siblings -- older boy & girl twins and three younger sisters, fall through the blue window that suddenly appears in their house and into an entirely strange and forbidding world. The story is told from the viewpoint of each of the five, beginning with Susan a...

    Five children - Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean - fall through a blue window (hence the title) into a strange world. The siblings are just trying to find their way home but instead are hunted down, captured and forced into a battle. They have no one they can really trust in this stran...

    I should have realized that when I was able to put this down for a week and not come back to it, that I was not going to care, but that is just what happened. I really like the idea. Narnia is my jam. You know how in Narnia things move along? Well, that does not really happen here. Thi...

    It's 560 pages that never seem to end because the book is so easy to put down. It seems to lose it's way mid-story. I usually like multiple POVs in story-telling, but I felt it hindered this narrative. A promising premise that could have used a bit more polishing. ...

    DNFed 25 percent through. I just couldn?t get invested in this story. There were far too many characters to keep track of in such a short period of time. ??? DNFed 25 percent through. I just couldn?t get invested in this story. There were far too many characters to keep ...

    I just couldn?t get past the similarities between Narnia. It was almost as if the author was trying too hard to imitate certain aspects in this story. ...

  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    Mar 23, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

  • Katie McCabe
    Apr 04, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

  • Catherine ♡
    Mar 18, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

  • Misti
    Feb 19, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

    I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I continued to read it for 500 pages before I finally just gave up and read the epilogue. I have a hard time not finishing books, even if I don?t like them but I could just not stick this one out to the end. The world was interesting...

    DNF at 10% I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. This was very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, and even had it's very own Susan and Lucy (though the two are not related in this book). Blue Window is about a gr...

    This is the perfect choice for the middle school reader who is fascinated with Narnia, Hobbits and other thoughtful fantasy books. Five siblings stare out of their window at home at the scene that is changing before them. As they step into the night they are taken to another land, one ...

    DNF. "Soon, an ancient prophecy leads them into battle..." Um...soon being a relative term here, because I got a third of the way in and nothing had happened. Good god. I tried so hard to finish this book, but reading for pleasure should not take this much effort. The five siblings ...

    When five siblings find a strange window in their home, they fall through into another world. This new world is filled with terrifyingly deformed humans, aggressive dictators, and mysterious prophecies. Each one of them brings a new perspective to the story and new complications. As th...

    I wanted to love this...and maybe that was the problem. A solid portal fantasy, but too long in parts for my taste. ...

    Hmm. Mixed feelings about this book. On one hand,Blue Window was a really neat idea about five siblings who fall through a window and end up in a strange world where they have to find their way home and also not get destroyed by the strange looking humanoid inhabitants of that wo...

    This book started out very promising, as I'm a fan of CS Lewis and portal fantasies. Unfortunately, there ended up being more things that I disliked about it than that I liked. I'll try to list them (briefly) below. I would say that this is on the older side of middle grade. However, I...

    Happy release date! I picked up Blue Window on cover alone. The blue cover with the five silhouettes falling like Alice in Wonderland. In a way, I wasn't wrong. The book is about five siblings on the longest night of the year. They fall through a window into an alternate dimension whe...

    Five siblings fall through a portal into a magical world. In searching for a way to get home, they discover that all is not well in this new place. Will they be able to survive and stay together long enough to figure out how to get back home? I enjoyed this book while reading it -- ...

  • K.A. Wiggins
    Apr 05, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

  • Kari
    Mar 28, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

    I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I continued to read it for 500 pages before I finally just gave up and read the epilogue. I have a hard time not finishing books, even if I don?t like them but I could just not stick this one out to the end. The world was interesting...

    DNF at 10% I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. This was very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, and even had it's very own Susan and Lucy (though the two are not related in this book). Blue Window is about a gr...

    This is the perfect choice for the middle school reader who is fascinated with Narnia, Hobbits and other thoughtful fantasy books. Five siblings stare out of their window at home at the scene that is changing before them. As they step into the night they are taken to another land, one ...

    DNF. "Soon, an ancient prophecy leads them into battle..." Um...soon being a relative term here, because I got a third of the way in and nothing had happened. Good god. I tried so hard to finish this book, but reading for pleasure should not take this much effort. The five siblings ...

    When five siblings find a strange window in their home, they fall through into another world. This new world is filled with terrifyingly deformed humans, aggressive dictators, and mysterious prophecies. Each one of them brings a new perspective to the story and new complications. As th...

    I wanted to love this...and maybe that was the problem. A solid portal fantasy, but too long in parts for my taste. ...

  • Amy
    Apr 08, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

    I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I continued to read it for 500 pages before I finally just gave up and read the epilogue. I have a hard time not finishing books, even if I don?t like them but I could just not stick this one out to the end. The world was interesting...

    DNF at 10% I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. This was very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, and even had it's very own Susan and Lucy (though the two are not related in this book). Blue Window is about a gr...

    This is the perfect choice for the middle school reader who is fascinated with Narnia, Hobbits and other thoughtful fantasy books. Five siblings stare out of their window at home at the scene that is changing before them. As they step into the night they are taken to another land, one ...

    DNF. "Soon, an ancient prophecy leads them into battle..." Um...soon being a relative term here, because I got a third of the way in and nothing had happened. Good god. I tried so hard to finish this book, but reading for pleasure should not take this much effort. The five siblings ...

    When five siblings find a strange window in their home, they fall through into another world. This new world is filled with terrifyingly deformed humans, aggressive dictators, and mysterious prophecies. Each one of them brings a new perspective to the story and new complications. As th...

    I wanted to love this...and maybe that was the problem. A solid portal fantasy, but too long in parts for my taste. ...

    Hmm. Mixed feelings about this book. On one hand,Blue Window was a really neat idea about five siblings who fall through a window and end up in a strange world where they have to find their way home and also not get destroyed by the strange looking humanoid inhabitants of that wo...

    This book started out very promising, as I'm a fan of CS Lewis and portal fantasies. Unfortunately, there ended up being more things that I disliked about it than that I liked. I'll try to list them (briefly) below. I would say that this is on the older side of middle grade. However, I...

    Happy release date! I picked up Blue Window on cover alone. The blue cover with the five silhouettes falling like Alice in Wonderland. In a way, I wasn't wrong. The book is about five siblings on the longest night of the year. They fall through a window into an alternate dimension whe...

    Five siblings fall through a portal into a magical world. In searching for a way to get home, they discover that all is not well in this new place. Will they be able to survive and stay together long enough to figure out how to get back home? I enjoyed this book while reading it -- ...

    This is a super creepy fantasy fiction book about 5 siblings that are inadvertently sucked through a window into an alternate reality. As they move through the alternate reality, they find that they have super powers, which ultimately leads to the plot resolution. I think this might be...

    I will preface this by saying that I am not a fan of fantasy, although I have found a lot of children's fantasy earns my grudging respect. Also, I received an ARC of this book through Library Thing. This is not the kind of book I would choose to read on my own. Now, on to the review: ...

    A clunky fantasy. Five siblings -- older boy & girl twins and three younger sisters, fall through the blue window that suddenly appears in their house and into an entirely strange and forbidding world. The story is told from the viewpoint of each of the five, beginning with Susan a...

    Five children - Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean - fall through a blue window (hence the title) into a strange world. The siblings are just trying to find their way home but instead are hunted down, captured and forced into a battle. They have no one they can really trust in this stran...

  • Lindsi (Do You Dog-ear?)
    Mar 30, 2018

    RATING: 3/5 *I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A dark mix of Narnia, Oz and Coraline. Five siblings discover a new world where nothing is what it seems. The story is told in alternating points of view and, while it had an interesting premise, i...

    Every once in a great while, a children?s book appears that has the requisite magic to enthrall its young readers and the philosophical depth and richness to teach them profound lessons about how to undermine the corruption of a damaged world. Blue Window is one such book. In its spe...

    I actually enjoyed a lot of this book, and I thought that the premise was very interesting! It felt a bit like a mix between Narnia and Oz, with a darker twist. I did feel like the book was something that I'd read before, but nevertheless it was a fun read. I did have a little troub...

    In what reminded me of The Chronicles of Narnia with shades of Coraline, ?Blue Window? is a novel that transports you out of reality and into a world where things aren?t as they seem. Told in a collection of alternating point of view, shared between the siblings in a way that...

    Disclaimer: reviewing uncorrected digital proof via NetGalley I'm not too sure how to review this one. On the one hand, it's very well written, has many strong points, and is generally enjoyable. On the other, it consistently put me to sleep every night and took about 5x longer to r...

    One winter's night, five siblings looked out a window in their living room, noticed it was unusually blue even for dusk, and one by one, Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean tumbled through into another world. Day after day, they had to learn to fight for survival in this strange new world...

    Blue Window is a marvelous work of literary fantasy that explores the wavering line between good and evil, the power of anger and the strength of all children to make a difference. When five siblings slip through a window into an unfamiliar world, all they want is to get home. But alo...

    Caught between Narnia and Wrinkle in Time five children are prophesied to save a world in another dimension. This book reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness, but didn?t do as good of job of creating a believable world. There wasn?t enough explanation a...

    Five siblings tumble through a window into another world. Faces are distorted. Bodies are distorted. Words are distorted. People act in odd and unpredictable ways. Where are they? Why are they here? How can they return home? The five children must venture out into the world to f...

    Very dark (Sort of Narnia meets Wrinkle in Time, but with just all the creepily scary parts) and very long. I will pass for middle school. It might do better with older readers, but I just don't think it would do well with the fantasy fans in my school. ...

    I wanted to like this book, I really did. It started slow, but the build was good. However, somewhere in there the author buried the lead. There was too much world building in the middle of the novel and not enough character development and story advancement. I could see how this book ...

    This one got added to my DNF list. I read 50 percent (according to my Kindle,) and the kids still hadn't gotten any information whatsoever about what they were doing in the new world where they found themselves or what even brought them there in the first place. The pace on this was dr...

    I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I continued to read it for 500 pages before I finally just gave up and read the epilogue. I have a hard time not finishing books, even if I don?t like them but I could just not stick this one out to the end. The world was interesting...

    DNF at 10% I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. This was very similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, and even had it's very own Susan and Lucy (though the two are not related in this book). Blue Window is about a gr...