The Ten Thousand Doors of January

The Ten Thousand Doors of January

by Alix E. Harrow

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Overview

"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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316421997
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 531
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Alix E. Harrow is a part-time historian with a full-time desk job, a lot of opinions, and excessive library fines. Her short fiction has appeared in Shimmer, Strange Horizons, Tor.com, Apex, and other venues. She and her husband live in Kentucky under the cheerful tyranny of their kids and pets. Find her at @AlixEHarrow on Twitter

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
ElleRudy 8 days ago
I’ve seen this book described as a love letter to storytelling—and that’s spot on. It starts out familiarly enough, a plucky young girl raised by a wealthy benefactor at the turn of the century, and while I enjoy some of those stories, they can feel a bit stale after a while. Even though it was immediately apparent Alix Harrow was an exceptional writer, I didn’t expect to be so enraptured by the world she has crafted and shared with us. There’s adventure and intrigue, there’s mystery and mysticism. There’s magic and contests of wills. There’s so much heart poured into this book that I often found myself very moved. It gave me a feeling deep inside that anything is possible. If I read this as a child I might have believed it to be secretly true, even if I knew better, similarly to how I felt about The Chronicles of Narnia. I don’t want to overhype and then have it not meet someone’s extraordinary expectations, but I can’t imagine that anyone who picked up The Ten Thousand Doors of January could be disappointed. This one’s more than just a pretty cover.
lostinagoodbook 3 days ago
I find it hard to describe this book. So first of all, let’s take a minute to look at that cover. Just absolutely gorgeous right? This book was a slow burn for me. It seems like the more I think about it, the more I realize how much I really like it. I think this is going to be one I re-read often. Truth is, I’ve actually read it twice since I got the ARC. The second time through, I started out thinking I’d just skim it as a refresher before I wrote this review. Within a few pages I felt like I sank into it like a stone dropped into a still pond. It’s a wonderful feeling, being able to immerse yourself in a story like that. The book is beautifully written. It is a love letter to books, to writing, to language and to love itself. It features the kind of love story that is of the Ages. A love that transcends the limits of our known universe. It’s also about doors. Physical doors … supernatural doors … emotional doors. Doors that can either open us up to new possibilites, or keep us from moving forward and living life to the fullest. I love the main character of January. She is a realistic portrayal of an orphaned, deeply lonely young woman who finds herself in a fantastical setting. The language of the book is evocative and sensitive and she is someone I wish I could be friends with. I really enjoyed her, and this book. I would recommend it to anyone. Song for this book: Manchester – Kishi Bashi (omg this song is just *chef’s kiss* for this book!) Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley
CapriciousNiteOwl 4 days ago
5 Magical Stars! I don’t usually ready YA Fantasy book, but I could not resist the synopsis of this book (all those doors that open to other worlds...I mean who can resist that?!) and that cover - BEAUTIFUL!!! This was truly an amazing, spellbound, and magical journey. Beautifully written story of love, courage, and strong family ties, it left me emotional and surprisingly satisfied. I loved the ending so much; when I turned the last page, I was smiling which is the best part of finishing a book, that feeling of awe and contentment. This novel is one of my favorite books of all time, and I will be re-reading it very soon, for sure. Thank you NetGalley, Redhook Books, and the author, talented Alix E. Harrow, for providing me with an ARC copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
Zach_B 5 days ago
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow is a modern day fairy tale. January is an in-between girl. She and her father, Julian Scaller, live with Mr. Locke, a collector of the world’s rarities. Mr. Scaller is away a lot, traveling to collect these things that Mr. Locke hides from the world. This is a story of words, and of stories, and the doors to other worlds that stories allow us to see into. At first, the storyline was a little confusing, but once I understood what this book was really about, I loved it! It’s fantastic and fantastical. It was engrossing and charming. The story was deep and insightful. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced e-copy of this book. All thoughts are my own. #netgalley #thetenthousanddoorsofjanuary
Anonymous 5 days ago
This was one of the most unique books that I have read in some time. January lives in a mansion with Mr Locke as her father traverse's the world as a historian and goods finder for Mr Locker. Things begin to unravel for January as she discovers the book that her father left behind for her and finds out about the doors. She begins a journey to find her parents and is at peril with her group of friend's and a huge dog known as bad for protection. I loved the idea of parallel worlds and believe that the idea was well developed throughout this novel.
LHill2110 6 days ago
Writing: 4/5 Plot: 4/5 Characters: 3.5/5 Great adventure story! Love, betrayal, and a panoply of creatures, cultures, and “magical” objects that leak through Doors: the thin boundaries between our world and innumerable others. Our heroine is January Scaller, and the time is ~1900. January is a motherless child of indeterminate color who lives with her father’s employer, the kindly and wealthy Mr. Locke. By comparison, January is told she is “quite improper, willful and temerarious” — temerarious quickly becomes her favorite word :-). However, no thing or person is exactly what they seem in this deliciously complex story that weaves together intricate stories across time and multi-world space. The Doors represent Change — as January’s father explains it: “Doors are change, and change is a dangerous necessity. Doors are revolutions and upheavals, uncertainties and mysteries, axis points around which entire worlds can be turned… Without doors the worlds would grow stagnant, calcified and storyless.” But not everyone is enamored of the “change” the Doors represent, and someone or something is working hard to close them all down, ostensibly to maintain order and bring Progress and Prosperity to our world (but mostly benefiting themselves). A number of memorable characters step in to help or hinder including: Mr. Locke and his slightly unsettling Archeological Society; Samuel Zappia, January’s only “non-fictional friend;” Jane Irimu, sent from East Africa by way of a predatory Leopard people world by January’s father; and Adelaide Lee Larson “ born of poor luck and poverty and raised by ignorance and solitude,” whose epic love story begins when she meets a ghost boy in an empty field at 15. Speculative fiction is often used a vehicle for discussing difficult topics through the guise of “other worlds,” and this book is a thinly veiled portrayal of the perception of Change as necessary (liberals) or as something to be feared (conservatives). While I personally favor liberal policies, I don’t appreciate the over simplified and highly stereotyped cabal of rich, white, men that are literally out to rape, pillage, and destroy the happiness and life potential of everyone else. Well-written fiction can feel so real that it is easy for stereotypes like this to be perpetuated without the reader’s conscious awareness. So … great writing and a tremendous girl-power adventure — but a little heavy handed on the definition of the “bad guys” for me.
taramichelle 7 days ago
I absolutely loved The Ten Thousand Doors Of January. I haven’t felt this way about a book since Strange the Dreamer but this was such a stunningly beautiful and dazzling book. Part of the magic of The Ten Thousand Doors Of January is that Harrow managed to create a story that’s so familiar, it feels like you’re stepping back into a favorite book that you’ve read a thousand times. But at the same time, it’s utterly new and enchanting. This is a story about growing up and having faith in yourself and always having the courage to get back up. It’s a tale about magic and change and love. I don’t really have the words to adequately describe this book. But if you love stories about Doors, stories about stories, or stories about women discovering their power, I highly recommend picking this one up. *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
taramichelle 7 days ago
I absolutely loved The Ten Thousand Doors Of January. I haven’t felt this way about a book since Strange the Dreamer but this was such a stunningly beautiful and dazzling book. Part of the magic of The Ten Thousand Doors Of January is that Harrow managed to create a story that’s so familiar, it feels like you’re stepping back into a favorite book that you’ve read a thousand times. But at the same time, it’s utterly new and enchanting. This is a story about growing up and having faith in yourself and always having the courage to get back up. It’s a tale about magic and change and love. I don’t really have the words to adequately describe this book. But if you love stories about Doors, stories about stories, or stories about women discovering their power, I highly recommend picking this one up. *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Jessica_Wendorf 7 days ago
This review is truly a hard one for me to write. I guess I should start by saying that going into this book, I knew it was different then what I find myself typically attracted to. Now, just because it isn’t my typical read, doesn’t mean I should step outside my “comfort zone” and read something different, right? Right. This book is very highly-praised and I understand why. It is beautifully written and the descriptions the author uses really bring aspects of this book to life. The whole concept of the book is very unique and that I enjoyed. I do have to admit, the book was rather slow for my taste. I found myself having a hard time getting immersed in the story. I believe I was at about 20% completed when I considered DNFing this book...but I keep trudging along. The story goes back and forth between January’s physical day and a book she is reading called “The Ten Thousand Doors” which she found in an old trunk. January is looked down upon by most people due to her race and lives a secluded, structured life in a mansion that belongs to her caretaker/father’s employer, Mr. Locke. January’s father's job is to collect “treasures” aka artifacts for Mr. Locke who is a collector. Through reading “The Ten Thousand Doors” is when January’s adventure unfolds. Like I mentioned above, the story is unique, colorful, and written well...it just wasn’t my cup of tea. The adventure wasn’t as “adventurous” as I would have liked and the time it took to get to the adventures seemed long and winding.
thereadingchick 8 days ago
The above synopsis is accurate but totally different than I would have described this novel. Yes, January Scaller is a curiosity. She’s of mixed race and is the ward of a wealthy white businessman. In his social world, she is a curiosity, but she is also biased against, treated pretty abominably by Mr. Locke, and has an absentee father who occasionally visits but has his own agenda that isn’t explained until the end of the book. January lives in a very black and white world. If not for the friendship of the grocer’s son, she’d be unbearably alone and her life would be pretty bleak. One day she goes delving into a chest in Mr. Locke’s office and finds a book about these Ten Thousand Doors. When she reads this book she can escape from her dismal life through the story of another young girl. That story is about love at first sight and her journey to find a mysterious young man who had stepped through a door from another world. Doors that may or may not be real. This tale is certainly brighter than January’s own story, and for me more interesting. It’s not until the two stories intertwine that I really became invested in The Ten Thousand Doors of January and the character in her own world. This novel mixed several genre’s creating a kind of hybrid, atmospheric historical fantasy. I would even say it bordered gothic and was very dark. The elegant prose with which it was written, while beautiful, created an emotional barrier that made it really hard for me to immerse myself in the story and care strongly for January. I did have feeling’s for Her and some of the other characters, but I didn’t feel involved or invested in what happened to them. Am I the only person who’s read this novel that feels this way? It feels like it! Other reviews have waxed lyrical about the writing, and it was certainly all that, but for me, there was a piece missing that kept it from being a great novel. Can I pinpoint what that may be? No. Not to say that I hated all of it, I didn’t! I loved how there were doors into other worlds and the possibility of journeys into those worlds. Unfortunately with a couple of exceptions that I can’t go into without spoiling the outcome, those weren’t avenues that were explored much in this novel. I did like the alternate storyline. It was a wonderful journey of exploration and self discovery. January’s storyline was a bit more subversive, her story was about wanting something strong enough to change her circumstances and go after it. She did do that, I just wish I had cared more for that self exploration than I did. ❤️❤️❤️❣️ I received a free copy of this ARC for my honest review and it was honest.
SchizanthusNerd 10 days ago
“Perhaps one cannot walk through a door and back out again without changing the world.” This was a book within a book, worlds within a world, dream come true. I was enchanted and mesmerised from the very beginning. My heart is full of hope and possibilities, and my imagination is so happy and fulfilled, yet because you can never have enough magical portals in your life, I’m left yearning for more. I want to tell you everything about this book but don’t want to ruin it for you so I’ll only tell you this: January Scaller finds a Door when she’s seven but, because she’s so eager to please, she focuses her attention on becoming the “good girl” she’s expected to be. “I spent the years after the blue Door doing what most willful, temerarious girls must do: becoming less so.” Years later, the memory of that Door resurfaces when she finds a life changing book. “It smelled like adventure itself had been harvested in the wild, distilled to a fine wine, and splashed across each page.” I believed in the worlds behind these Doors without hesitation. Perhaps some of my belief can be explained away by the fact that I’ve casually sought my own door since first reading ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ and more fervently since ‘Every Heart a Doorway’ but it’s really because this book was just that good! Whenever I read a book that mentions another book I always investigate further. Does that book exist in my world? Do I need to add it to my ever expanding to be read list? If it doesn’t exist in my world, will the author ever write it? I was thrilled that the primary book January reads in this book actually exists and its chapters are included within this book! This is one of my dreams come true! Of course, the book within the book had references to other books, which don’t exist (yet - I checked), but I was so excited to be reading an actual book within a book and it was perfect! ‘The Ten Thousand Doors of January’ explores the power of words, the nature of power and the price of freedom. January experiences abandonment and loss, and I ached for her as she longed for acceptance and belonging. I empathised with the feeling of being pressured to conform to others’ expectations of you even when they diminish you and the courage it takes to live beyond your labels, learning to follow your own truth. January’s Doors take her to places, physically and internally, that compelled me to want to follow in her footsteps. I learned of Alix E. Harrow’s brilliance when I read ‘A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies’. My love of this short story resulted in my moving ‘The Ten Thousand Doors of January’ to the top of my reading queue. I highlighted so many passages as I read this book; there were so many beautiful sentences I know I’ll need to revisit. Some of the sentences I highlighted tell you nothing of the story but said plenty to me about the talent of its author. This is someone who can transform the ordinary into something memorable. I don’t care what Alix writes about next; I’ll be reading it no matter what. Content warnings are included in my Goodreads review. Thank you so much to NetGalley and Orbit, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group (UK), for the opportunity to fall in love with this book early. I want everyone to read it!
KimHeniadis 10 days ago
Wow! The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a lyrical letter written to book lovers everywhere, reminding us to never stop hoping and to never lose our imaginations or our voices. Alix E Harrow takes us on a magical journey through different worlds that end up coming around full circle. Journeys to other worlds is why people love to read and Harrow does a fantastic job with the delivery. Often with descriptive books I find myself skimming. That did not happen with this book. There were so many beautiful passages that I found myself going back a second or third time to reread them to try and absorb more of their beauty. I rarely reread books, but this would be one I definitely want to read again because I know I would get more out of it with each reading. It’s hard to say much about the story because I feel it would give too much away. The way Harrow has all the stories and people intertwined is a fantastic feat. In ways it reminded me of Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, but easier to understand. Instead of trying to be philosophical like the Cloud Atlas and making me confused, The Ten Thousand Doors of January made me feel loved and cherished. This is a must read for all the book lovers of the world.
AmyM43 10 days ago
January Scaller grew up as the ward of Mr. Locke, a collector of rare and unique artifacts. Instead of feeling the wealth and privilege of the world in which she resides, she always felt like one of her guardian’s curiosities. Part of his collection. January knows nothing of her mother and only sees her father on the rare occasion that he’s back from whatever adventure Mr. Locke sent him on in his need to acquire more. January’s world is changed on the day she discovers a Door—not to be confused with a door mind you. Upon opening the Door, the world literally opens for her, but she quickly learns there are those who would close all the Doors forever. When she later discovers a book that unravels the mysteries of the Doors, January will set out on a quest to find what she’s lost and maybe something she’s yet to find. The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a sprawling book. Simultaneously traversing land and countries, worlds and mythologies. It has an almost circular pattern of storytelling to it, as January discovers a book that seemingly describes the various possibilities of Doors, yet it also manages to tie into January’s own sense of self-discovery, then uses that same discovery to continue the momentum of the story moving forward. I loved the idea of Doors as not just a threshold that one walks through, but something that can also be an event or a person. An object or place or whatever that can change and alter you, for better or worse, in an undeniable way. Alix Harrow does a great job of making this concept very easily accessible to the reader. There’s a back and forth narrative going on throughout most of Ten Thousand Doors. First, is January’s own story, and second, once the book is discovered we get alternating chapters verbatim as though we were reading along with January. It’s an interesting writing technique and overall I liked it, but there were times that I’d get going in one narrative and the switch would pull me out too easily. Even further, I’d sometimes confuse what was happening with January with what she was reading in the book. Looking back, and based on events that occur, I think this was strategic planning on Alix Harrow’s part, but at the time, again, it was something that pulled me out of my reading trance. But seriously, what a book to get yourself lost in. I’m writing this review almost right after finishing the book, and all I can think about is going back in, discovering new worlds. I mean isn’t that why we read in the first place, to be transported? If you’re looking for a story that knows the power of words and the transcendence of love, you’ve certainly found it with The Ten Thousand Doors of January.
Hilzie 11 days ago
This is not a book that you pick-up and immediately become immersed in, but rather the kind of book that slowly trickles over your self-conscious allowing you to think about the story from the prospective purely from the characters' angle. In this case, it starts off with January almost in a memoir style, telling you the story of herself at an earlier age in a world that almost seems half-veiled to her. It could be because she is a child or because she is bi-racial or both. It lends mystic to the story, a sense of unknown. As the story progresses and more of the world around January is revealed, you'll find yourself beginning to wake with this sense of wonderment and mystery. Questions churn in your head and pages will fly under your fingertips. World-building, hah! Dimension-building is occurring within these pages. I will warn you though. This book may not be for everyone. January is not a brave girl. She is in her own words "a good girl." She is a teenager brought up and manipulated to believe certain things, though it made me frustrated with her, even angry. She is weak. Her father is weak. I find that I have to remember she is a child who wants to please and believe that people love her, no matter how bad they are or how bad they treat her. Look at abuse victims. Don't lose heart; circumstances can sometimes strengthen even the weakest of us. Overall, this is a book that opens eyes to believing and minds to possibilities. ** I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving a review. **
Anonymous 11 days ago
OH! is the word that most perfectly captures my reaction to this stunning fantasy debut by author Alix E. Harrow. Set within an infinity of worlds, THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY is a sinuous and creeping tale, the full scope and circuity of which comes to a crashing climax in ways both satisfying and unexpected. This is no mere portal fantasy, but a journey through space and time and desire, told through the eyes of a protagonist whose every thought and feeling is vivisected and laid bare by Harrow’s deft descriptive hand. No one sets a world, even our perfectly mundane one, better than Harrow, with and language so lush and rich I want to soak in it for days. Equal parts harrowing adventure and ferocious defiance, with themes of love, family, and redemption, THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY is a deepwater tale that will make you want to simultaneously savor every moment and tear through its pages in a rabid race to the finish. Harrow's next novel is absolutely on my auto-buy list.
Jill-Elizabeth_dot_com 11 days ago
I LOVED this one!! I am a huge fan of the world-within-the-world concept, and this book offered that to the nth degree. Add to it a fabulous and wholly engaging storytelling style, marvelous characters you can't help but love and connect with, and a plot that carries you along a winding, twisting river of machinations, secrets, and misdirection, and you wind up with a perfectly marvelous story that I couldn't put down! The concept of doors - excuse me, Doors - is not a new one, but in Harrow's skillful hands the construct plays out brilliantly. There is a mystery underpinning the mystery, and the author teases out the parallel plot lines masterfully. January is a wonderful protagonist, offering just the right blend of sass and smarts, and her escapades are, for good and ill, full of wonderment and magic and devastating consequences. January is a wonderful protagonist, offering just the right blend of sass and smarts. The concept of doors - excuse me, Doors - is not a new one, but in Harrow's skillful hands the construct plays out brilliantly. There are fantastic opportunities for future related stories and I for one hope like crazy that the author decides to go in that direction. If not, I will DEFINITELY be on the lookout for whatever she serves up next. Her writing is as refreshing as a cool drink from a mountain spring, and I just as satisfying! Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for my obligation-free review copy.
trutexan 11 days ago
I love the cover of this book! When I opened it and began reading the story, I was pleased to see the story was every bit as amazing as the cover. Alix E. Harrow presents readers with an imaginative story that is jam-packed with adventure. The story centers around young January Scaller, who lost her mother at an early age. Her father found work for a wealthy antiques collector, who was also willing to let January live with him as his ward while her father travels on business. It’s a situation that almost seems too good to be true. As January grows older, she finds a strange book that was left in an old trunk. Between the pages of the book and the events that begin to take place in January’s life, she makes some interesting discoveries about herself and her family. The cast of characters in the book is wonderful and diverse. Jane, a woman employed by January’s father to look after her, turns out to be much more than a companion. She has a unique background that ends up being crucial to January as she gets older. Then, there is Sinbad, January’s faithful and fiercely protective dog. He is one of those special dogs with the extraordinary ability to sense danger and dangerous people. Sinbad was a gift from January’s longtime friend, Samuel, who takes on a larger role as the story progresses. This was a wonderful mix of magic, villains, adventure and relationships. Reading it brought back old memories of fairy tales I loved as a child. This is a coming-of-age novel, but one that readers of any age will enjoy. I’m hoping for a sequel. I highly recommend this to readers with a sense of adventure and a love for fantasy. Many thanks to NetGalley and Redhook Books for allowing me to read an advance copy and give my honest review.
Chessa Hickox 11 days ago
This book belongs, in my mind, in the highest echelons of beloved portal fantasy stories. Right up there with the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman, up there with Narnia. The world building is absolutely top-notch, the characters are unforgettable. I loved this book deeply and have plans to buy it for many of my reading buddies. If you have ever ached to walk through an ordinary door to another world, this book is for you.
LeonardR 11 days ago
This is first time in a while I reverted to social media to let people know of the wonderful book I was reading before I finished reading it. Before starting 10,000 Doors I had just finished a book that I didn’t enjoy and was hoping for something different (and at the very least a good story). I scrolled through the ratings on some web sites and saw this was pretty high on the list so I tackled this book like a kid absorbing a chocolate shake after done eating some funky veggies. I now join in the appreciation for the high ratings. This is beyond a good story; it’s an amazing story. So the main feature in the early part of Ten Thousand Doors is not only a story of a young lady, the narrator, with an absentee father who is off on adventures; but also a story within the story (i.e., a book that is being read/narrated by the main character about an adventurer). Thus you get a contrast between the adventure of the story within the story vs. the controlled measured life that the narrator is being coerced to live. What could possibly be the connection, if any? The author hardly disappoints as the reader is taken into different parts of the world as the narrator (who is now a young lady as years go by) goes searching for her missing father. The author’s writing style is so captivating. Every word perfectly placed, none more than absolutely necessary to allow the reader to bring you into the various worlds. A discussion on the symbolism of doors would go beyond the scope of this review. But anyone who can appreciate the open door as a way to a fresh and/or new start will thoroughly enjoy the book. Danger abounds as always, and you may want to consider who may be preventing a person from accessing these magical doors, and why. If there is one critique, I would say that the ending arrived a little bit too quickly. I would have enjoyed another 30-50 pages until it was time to end the journey and imagine the end credits scrolling.
Anonymous 11 days ago
Summer of 1901- seven year old January Scaller is forced to go on a business trip with her billionaire guardian Mr. W.C. Locke in Kentucky. Left to her own devices, and being the temerarious girl that she is, she explores the city alone and stumbles upon a Door... a magical passage that leads to another world and the discovery of who she really is. The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a beautifully and cleverly written fantasy novel about a young "in-between" girl who doesn't fit into the wealthy, white, and lonely world in which she finds herself. Her father travels around the world gathering items to add to Mr. Locke's collection of oddities while she is left in his care. Dreaming of adventure she discovers Doors, but dismisses them as fantasy until she finds an unusual book about these portals and a young woman who found adventure and love by traveling through them. January soon discovers that nothing is what it seems and there is more to her than the color of her skin and her fate as Mr. Locke's ward. Fantastic Characters, beautiful world building, and exciting adventures are all portrayed in this exciting new YA novel. A must read for 2019!