Lost in the Moment and Found (Wayward Children #8) – Seanan McGuire

Lost in the Moment and Found (Wayward Children #8) – Seanan McGuireTitle: Lost in the Moment and Found (Wayward Children #8) by Seanan McGuire
Publishing Info: January 10, 2023 by Macmillan, Minotaur, Tor Books
Source: Netgalley, Received from the publisher for review purposes
Genres: Adult, Fantasy
Date Completed: January 7, 2023
Find it on the web: Buy from Amazon // Goodreads
Related Posts: In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children #4)

Welcome to the Shop Where the Lost Things Go.

If you ever lost a sock, you’ll find it here.
If you ever wondered about favorite toy from childhood... it’s probably sitting on a shelf in the back.
And the headphones that you swore that this time you’d keep safe? You guessed it….

Antoinette has lost her father. Metaphorically. He’s not in the shop, and she’ll never see him again. But when Antsy finds herself lost (literally, this time), she finds that however many doors open for her, leaving the Shop for good might not be as simple as it sounds.

And stepping through those doors exacts a price.

Lost in the Moment and Found tells us that childhood and innocence, once lost, can never be found.


Thank you to Tor & Netgalley for the audiobook review copy!

1 | Every Heart a Doorway ★★★★☆
2 | Down Among the Sticks and Bones ★★★★☆
3 | Beneath the Sugar Sky ★★★★☆
4 | In an Absent Dream ★★★★☆
5 | Come Tumbling Down ★★★☆☆
6 | Across the Green Grass Fields ★★★★☆
7 | Where the Drowned Girls Go ★★☆☆☆
8 | Lost in the Moment and Found ★★★☆☆

This book felt a little heavier in than the previous books, with an extra content warning from the author in the beginning. I don’t have too much to say about it except that I just don’t feel connected to a lot of these worlds anymore. The last few reads have been disappointing for me, and I think that’s just more of a me thing than anything. The writing is still lovely, beautiful, and whimsical, packed with plenty of metaphors, life lessons, and messages of acceptance. The content and meaning behind the books are always great! I just don’t find myself really being drawn in. It’s entirely possible that since I just really haven’t been in a fantasy mood for the last few years, really, that I’m just not being enticed by the magic of the books and whimsy that these worlds bring. They’re so quick that I’ll likely keep reading them and maybe there will be characters that I’ll connect with more in the future! I forgot that Antoinette was a part of the stories in the beginning (I only remembered because of the reviews) and since the books are so short, it was easy (for me) to forget. Maybe next time I’ll do a quick refresher on who the main character is so I can try to feel some more connection!


Hi, I'm Brittany!
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