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The Ten Thousand Doors of January

By Alix E. Harrow
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Publisher Description

"A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers, and the doors they lead us through...absolutely enchanting."—Christina Henry, bestselling author of Alice and Lost Boys

LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER! Finalist for the 2020 Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards. 

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 await in Alix E. Harrow's spellbinding debut--step inside and discover its magic. 

Praise for The Ten Thousand Doors of January:

"One for the favorites shelf... Here is a book to make you happy when you gently close it. Here you will find wonder and questions and an unceasingly gorgeous love of words which compasses even the shape a letter makes against a page."―NPR Books

"Devastatingly good, a sharp, delicate nested tale of worlds within worlds, stories within stories, and the realm-cracking power of words."―Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author 

"A love letter to imagination, adventure, the written word, and the power of many kinds of love."―Kirkus

For more from Alix E. Harrow, check out The Once and Future Witches

427 Reviews

Surprised Face with Open Mouth“When I first started this book, I definitely thought it was gonna be a DNF. But about 70 pages in, I knew immediately that it was going to be a 4 star read! The story was absolutely magical with twists that I never saw coming. I thoroughly enjoyed the dual storylines and seeing the parallels between the two.”
Characters change and growDescriptive writingUnpredictableBeautiful settingMagical settingThought-provoking
Anxious Face with sweat“I liked this book because it is nothing like anything else I’ve ever read. Very neat but there are a lot of big, hard to pronounce words in this book and I feel like it’s too much. I wish I had more of an explanation as to what happened at the end, after everything but overall it was good.”
Colorful personalitiesBeautifully writtenComplexUnpredictableCreative settingEnchantingHopeful
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes
Reviewed in:Fantasy Readers!
Characters change and growLikable characters
Thumbs Up“Definitely more of a Fantasy book than fantastical realism, but I liked it.”
Slightly Smiling Face
Descriptive writingMagical setting

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