The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
Print Length: 416 pages
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Magical Realism, Adventure
Ever read a book that reminded you of Inception or some multiverse movies? Because this book surely did it. It was hard for me to understand where the story was going until I finished half of the book. But what an ending!
“The Ten Thousand Doors of January” by Alix E. Harrow is a stunning debut novel that weaves together a captivating story of adventure, love, loss and self-discovery. The novel tells the story of January Scaller, a young girl who discovers doors to other worlds. She embarks on a journey to explore her past secrets and discover powerful magic that can shape the future. Along the way, she learns to trust herself and take control of her own destiny. Her destiny is intricately linked to these portals.
“The will to be polite, to maintain civility and normalcy, is fearfully strong. I wonder sometimes how much evil is permitted to run unchecked simply because it would be rude to interrupt it.”― January Scaller
Harrow’s writing is poetic and evocative, and she creates a vivid magical and real world. The characters are well-developed and complex, and the relationships between them are nuanced and believable. The themes of identity, belonging, and the power of stories are explored with depth and sensitivity, making the novel a poignant and thought-provoking read.
Overall, it is a beautifully written and engaging novel that transports readers to a world of wonder and possibility. It is a must-read for fans of fantasy, historical fiction, and coming-of-age stories, and it will leave a lasting impression on readers long after they finish the last page.😌
Ratings on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being exceptional):
Quality of writing – 10
Pace – 7
Plot development – 7
Characters – 8
Enjoyability – 7
Insightfulness – 8
Ease of reading – 7
Photo/Illustrations – NA
About The Author
A former academic and adjunct, Alix E. Harrow is a NYT-bestselling and Hugo-award winning writer living in Virginia with her husband and their two semi-feral kids. She is the author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January, The Once and Future Witches, and various short fiction.
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