The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Alix E. Harrow

fiction fantasy historical young adult
adventurous emotional hopeful mysterious slow-paced

384 pages | first published 2019

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.

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Moods

adventurous 95%
mysterious 61%
emotional 51%
hopeful 45%
inspiring 28%
reflective 18%
tense 13%
dark 11%
lighthearted 7%
sad 7%
challenging 5%
relaxing 4%
funny 2%

Pace

medium 66%
slow 23%
fast 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 9% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 13% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.08