The Ten Thousand Doors of JanuaryBook - 2019
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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.
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A truly original story of portals to other worlds, a rich cast of characters (including a furry, stalwart companion), written in a lyrical voice that was difficult to put down at night, and even more difficult to turn the last page. (more)
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January Scaller has always felt like she doesn't quite fit in the world she occupies. She is being raised by a wealthy benefactor who employs her father to bring him rare and valuable artifacts from around the world. She feels mostly inconsequential and lonely until a mysterious book finds its wa... Read More »
LPL_LeahN Oct 27, 2019
I picked this book for the beautiful cover and was not disappointed. A truly original story, rich cast of characters, and written in a lyrical voice that was difficult to put down at night, and even more difficult to turn the last page. I'm definitely looking forward to more from Alix E. Harrow.