24 November 2020

The Ten Thousand Doors of January - Book Review


The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
Publication date: September 10, 2019
Pages: 374 pages
Genre: Literary fiction, Fantasy
Rating: 5/5 stars ☆☆☆☆☆
Strengths: Beautiful prose, unique story, complex characters
Weaknesses: Hard to 'rush'

I really loved this book. After a brief intro to what is January Scaller's current life, the story breaks off into another 'book' about the same Doors that January has mysteriously experienced. The stories eventually converge to a beautiful, multi-dimensional adventure.

It's hard to say too much about this book without spoiling what evolves. Essentially the whole book is about January's life and history. While the Doors do lead to other worlds with different creatures in some cases, the fantasy aspect of the book doesn't usually extend to realities much different from those we know. While it's definitely a fantasy novel, I think readers who are not usually fans of fantasy can find it enjoyable as well.

Overall, I am so happy my book club picked this as our book to read together and discuss. I gave it 5/5 stars and would definitly list it as one of my favorite books and recommend it to a wide variety of adult readers. 

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