Title: The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Author: Alix E. Harrow
Genre: YA, Historical, Mystery
(Hachette Book Group)
Date published: September 10, 2019
A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut.
In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place.
Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.
Lush and richly imagined, a tale of impossible journeys, unforgettable love, and the enduring power of stories awaits in Alix E. Harrow’s spellbinding debut–step inside and discover its magic.
⤖ My Review ⬻
I have to admit that The Ten Thousand Doors of January took me a bit to get into. The writing style is very unique and I had to get accustomed to the world that Harrow paints for us with her words. Once I got into the swing of things though, I was definitely hooked. That being said, this book still took me a bit to get through because of how the story developed at some points. I don’t mean that parts of the story were boring! I mean that some parts were harder for me to process due to personal reasons. So, I had to step away from the book at times just so I could digest and work through what was happening.
The magic in The Ten Thousand Doors of January is so unique and so was the story itself. It tackles heartwarming and simultaneously heartbreaking subjects like love and friendship. It also touched on things such as loss and distance, which definitely left my heart a little mangled. The Ten Thousand Doors of January is January Scaller’s coming of age story while also being a wild and fantastical adventure. I don’t really know what else to say without spoiling anything, so I’ll wrap things up with saying that I highly recommend this one and that I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on Harrow and what she might write next!
⤖ About the Author ⬻
Alix E. Harrow has been a student and a teacher, a farm-worker and a cashier, an ice-cream-scooper and a 9-to-5 office-dweller. She’s lived in tents and cars, cramped city apartments and lonely cabins, and spent a summer in a really sweet ’79 VW Vanagon. She has library cards in at least five states. Now she’s a full-time writer living in with her husband and two semi-feral kids in Berea, Kentucky. It is, she’s very sure, the best of all possible worlds. Her debut novel–a historical fantasy called THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY–will be out in Fall 2019 from Orbit/Redhook.
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