EVERY STORY OPENS A DOOR
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.
But her quiet existence is shattered when she stumbles across 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 reveals more impossible truths about the world, and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.
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This was a beautiful, compelling and highly original story that I absolutely adored. I loved books about traveling to different worlds when I was a kid so this book really appealed to me from the start. It’s a book that might be hard to review as I want to do the book justice but, at the same time, not give away any spoilers.
January was a fantastic main character who I warmed to instantly and I enjoyed following her throughout the book. She goes through a huge journey which was very interesting to follow her on. She starts off as quite a meek, sheltered little girl, but a few hard knocks and meetings with some mean characters soon rubs the naivety off her turning her into a confident women who’s able to stand up for herself. I actually felt very sad when I finished the book and had to leave her behind.
This book was beautifully written and so well constructed that it seemed like it could actually have happened. The author has an amazing imagination and it was wonderful to see the world she had created. She manages to build an intriguing new world whilst also including some great historical detail which makes the story seem real as the world seems familiar. It’s a lot of different genres mixed together which works incredibly well and results in one of the best books I’ve ever read!
Huge thanks to Tracy Fenton for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Orbit for my copy of this book via Netgalley.
About The Author:
Alix E. Harrow is an ex-historian with lots of opinions and excessive library fines, currently living in Kentucky with her husband and their semi-feral children. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. The Ten Thousand Doors of January is her debut novel. Find her on Twitter at @AlixEHarrow.