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Under the Whispering Door, by TJ Klune

gojack's review

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funny lighthearted reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

mariajarvis's review

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adventurous emotional reflective sad medium-paced

3.5

rebeccarhodes's review

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challenging emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

readingthestars's review

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4.0

The first time you share tea, you are a stranger. The second time you share tea, you are an honored guest. The third time you share tea, you become family.


A delightfully warm and comforting read about death and grief featuring yet another fun cast of characters. Did I tear up? Yes - twice, actually. But something is holding me back from giving this five stars, and I think it was the romance. While perfectly nice by the end, I did feel as though it came a little out of nowhere. And the plot is very similar to The House in the Cerulean Sea, which is fine because sometimes we just need a familiar story to hide away into. This book also features a grumpy and unhappy man in a corporate job who finds himself in a new home and while there, discovers new friends and a relationship, and as similar as it was to his previous book, I still ate it up all the same. I actually brought this book with me to the gym because I wanted to finish it today so badly haha. But of the two, I can't say that this one is my favorite. It's still good and I enjoyed reading it, don't get me wrong, but it took me a little longer to get into the story.

Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

zoebernstein's review

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4.0

I finished this book very late at night and then cried and I don’t like crying at books but it was a surprise. Interesting, emotional, funny, good characters

gracklewarp's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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rosetintededelweiss's review

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

ginariv's review

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emotional inspiring reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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sunriseoversea's review

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5.0

I got sucked in and it wouldn't let me go. Beautiful, sad, funny, philosophical, ironic, haunting. So, so good.

fabs2510's review

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emotional funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0


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