The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
In the early 1900s, a young woman searches for her place in the world and the mystery behind a magical door in this captivating 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.
About the author: (from Goodreads.com) I’ve been a student and a teacher, a farm-worker and a cashier, an ice-cream-scooper and a 9-to-5 office-dweller. I’ve lived in tents and cars, cramped city apartments and lonely cabins, and spent a summer in a really sweet ’79 VW Vanagon Westfalia. I have library cards in at least five states. Now I’m a full-time writer living in with my husband and two semi-feral kids in Berea, Kentucky. It is, I’m very sure, the best of all possible worlds.
Review of The Ten Thousand Doors of January
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow is a captivating story of lost love, stately prisons, ghastly villains, and terrible secrets. An intriguing adventure that is sure to stay with you long after reading. Harrow has written a mythology that is both tangible and tantalizing, The Ten Thousand Doors of January is the kind of story you will not want to put down. A story that will take you on an emotional roller coaster. You will laugh, cry, and bite your nails with the suspense you feel as you read page after page. I enjoyed reading The Ten Thousand Doors of January and recommend it to anyone who loves an intriguing fantasy coming-of-age story. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**