The Ten Thousand Doors Of January by Alix E. Harrow – Review

Today I am reviewing the magical read that is The Ten Thousand Doors Of January – Easily one of my favourite reads of the year so far!

Blurb

ACCORDING TO JANUARY SCALLER, THERE’S ONLY ONE WAY TO RUN AWAY FROM YOUR OWN STORY, AND THAT’S TO SNEAK INTO SOMEONE ELSE’S . . .

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 artefacts 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.

Review

It was so easy to get lost in this book – Although an entirely different premise, the whole story was giving me serious ‘The Binding’ vibes with all the hidden magic and the ability to disappear into hidden worlds. January is an incredibly likeable main character, first introduced to us as a young girl with a vivid imagination. The book is beautifully written, with fantastic descriptions that take you on Januarys adventures right alongside her.

The idea of hidden doorways around the world, leading to exciting new places, is wonderful. I would have loved to sneak in beside January or her father and explore these hidden worlds! Tucked between the chapters following Januarys journey, we are also treated to short stories of the worlds behind the doors, adding to the magic that already filled the book to the brim.

This is a true escapist read, perfect for anyone who wants an escape from reality for a little while. It’s so easy to just fall into the pages and forget about the world around you for hours at a time!

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