January was never ordinary to begin with.
Living in a house filled with every possible strange artifact from all corners of the world, she is used to strange and exotic things. But January is an exotic being herself. At least, that’s what her father’s boss believes. January doesn’t want to be just that anymore, though.
And a strange book will help her with just that.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a beautifully story, narrated even more beautifully. It’s one of those books you could imagine as a story told around a campfire in the evening. Alix Harrow has done a wonderful work, both in the character creation (you can’t help but adore January, with all her stubborn and beautiful traits) and the language she uses. The story comes alive, and it’s equal parts a fantasy world, a historical fiction, and life lessons given in literature form.
It’s hard to explain this story in detail. And, in all honesty, it’s not a story that should be explained; but one that should be experienced. A recommended read, The Ten Thousand Doors of January is the perfect example of a well-written must-read.