The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow

I have gotten out of the habit of writing book reviews right after finishing a book. I really have to get back into it because I’m reading more books this year than I have in a long time. Maybe that is part of the problem. There are some books that I won’t ever post about which makes me forget about blogging even more.

I did want to write a review for this one because I really enjoyed this debut fantasy novel. It’s what I wanted Starless Sea to be. It has nice world building. It even has a semi decent antagonist. I enjoyed the writing too but it really was the building of plot. Like a lot of urban and modern fantasy, the beginning is a bit disorienting. Once the reader learns more, it becomes more interesting and even a bit exciting.

It was a really fun read for fantasy story lovers. It had action, world building, coming of age, romance, and just fun. Wish there had been more to be honest. I’ve read more mixed reviews about Harrow’s second novel so I may not pick it up. However, I like what the author did here. Recommended for fantasy lovers.

Read August 11-18, 2021.

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