Book Review – The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow

the ten thousand doors of january.jpgIn the early 1900s, a young woman searches for her place in the world 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.


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I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

I just loved this book! It’s a little slow at the start, but for me it was the good sort of cosy slow that means you feel wrapped up in the magic of the story.

You start getting to know January and her situation and that does take a little while to warm up. But once she’s grown and you start learning about her and get to the book in the book, it really starts to weave together so well. And when the action started I felt so connected to January and her story. I was cheering her on every step. Plus I wanted to hug her so much!

I found that there’s not really any twists in the sense of it’s laid out so you sort of see them coming, but that adds to the feel of it. The atmosphere is so strong in this book!

A strong 4.5 stars, I really recommend it!


Buy The Ten Thousand Doors of January from Amazon UK.

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