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The Ten Thousand Doors of January
The Ten Thousand Doors of January | Alix E. Harrow
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Kempfme
Mehso-so

It was a unique story of discovery.

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RissiReads
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Got both of these from the library last weekend. Started on The Ten Thousand Doors Of January. It is sci fi but not the kind of sci fi you first think of. Think less Space and Aliens, less Dragons and Realms, and more Alice in Wonderland or The Chronicles of Narnia. But also, not like those.

Good so far! Easy to read; the tone and language isn't too "elevated".

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Kshakal
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Eggs 🌸💗🌺 2mo
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HiMyNames_Alyssa
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Pickpick

What can I say but that a girl and her dog can defeat the world ❤ this book was so good i can't even really do it justice in a short blurb. January LaVoy also does a WONDERFUL reading of it if you like listening. 🥰

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TheAromaofBooks
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This has been a week of chaos!! Work is insane, family is in town, and things are a lil crazy! 😂 It looks like I've read more this week than I actually have, since 2 1/2 of these books I read last weekend haha Not a lot of reading happening, but overall life is pretty good and it's hard to complain. Really enjoyed both Mrs. Kip and The Hidden One. The tagged book I read for #TrappedonanIsland and liked it a lot - my biggest complaint was that ⬇

Cinfhen Glad you‘re having fun with family!!! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) there were a few things that it felt like the MC took FOREVER to realize, to the point that it kind of annoyed me haha But it was still a super fun read that I was glad to check off. So overall not the world's most productive #BookReport but I've also spent some great time with my family and sorted roughly 500 million peaches, so there is that!

@Cinfhen @Clwojick @aperfectmjk
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HeyT I say this with love but whenever I feel bad about my BookSpin backlog stack I remember how insane your windowsill has gotten and feel a little bit better lol. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @HeyT - I totally get it!! 😂 I have found so much reassurance here on Litsy that I'm not the only person with piles of books I'm DEFINITELY PLANNING TO READ VERY SOON going on!! 😆 2mo
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vlwelser
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Pickpick

This is a fun adventure fantasy.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I just read this one last week!! 2mo
vlwelser @TheAromaofBooks it was fun, right? Maybe not the greatest book ever written, but I was entertained. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks I felt the same way. My only real frustration was I felt like there were a few things that seemed incredibly obvious but took January way too long to cotton on to (mainly involving her guardian). Even though it wasn't my new favorite book, I did really enjoy it a lot and so much of it was so creative and interesting. 2mo
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ShelleyBooksie
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@Kdgordon88 - thank you for the awesome #litsylovesummerswap package!! It arrived today and I love everything ❤️ The bag is beautiful and I cannot wait to use the notepad!! I'm so excited about the books as I've wanted to read them for ages.

ShelleyBooksie @Kdgordon88 - my hubby just pointed out to me that there was a sticker on the package indicating it was mistakenly sent to Australia first!! 2mo
Deblovestoread Well it's a well traveled package! I'm glad it arrived finally and that it made you happy. 2mo
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kecolem300
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Totally judged this book by its cover! Let‘s see how it goes! #beautifulcoverart #AlixEHarrow

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KristiAhlers
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Pickpick

I honestly don‘t know why I didn‘t read this title sooner! This was a serious page turner and I fell in love with January. This is such a solid and entertaining escape kinda read. This one has made it onto my keeper shelf.

AliD73 Her novel “The Once and Future Witches” is also phenomenal! (edited) 3mo
KristiAhlers @AliD73 I‘d already inhaled that one! I was browsing the other day at the bookstore and saw this one and was all that name is familiar! Realized why it was familiar and bought it on the spot! 2mo
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PaperbackPirate
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#JubilantJuly check-in time!

Day 4: 257/600 pages
1/2 books
✅ I finished The Ten Thousand Doors of January today! I 💙 this book. A delightful blend of a coming-of-age story mixed with fantasy & supernatural elements, and girl power overtones. Bonus points for BIPOC main characters, + queer characters. Read if you like books celebrating the power of the written word, adventures, or stories with dog bffs.
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Jubilant July @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3mo
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PaperbackPirate
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#JubilantJuly update…
Day 2: 148/600 pages
Keeping pace so far! It‘s been easy because this book is so good. I‘ve been sitting in the pool to read, very carefully, to help keep cool.
The Citrus Cooler my husband made topped it off nicely. ( I maybe made it Irish…or pirate? with pineapple rum.)

Cheers @Andrew65 ! 🧉

Andrew65 Doing great. 👏👏👏 3mo
Leftcoastzen Wow , lovely tiki glass , drink sounds great too! 3mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @Andrew65 ! 🙌 3mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @Leftcoastzen ! Cute glasses make it yummier. 🧉 3mo
Andrew65 Sounds a great book. 3mo
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PaperbackPirate
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It‘s time for the #JubilantJuly Readathon hosted by @Andrew65 !

My goals:
🚪finish The Ten Thousand Doors of January - 250 pages left
🌏 read Less - 261 pages
🏄‍♀️ start Granta 115: The F Word (Feminism), 5 stories and 2 poems - 89 pages
🟰 600 pages

This is a Choose Your Own Goals #readathon if you‘re interested in joining!

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 3mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @Andrew65 ! 🙌 3mo
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MeJeMiller
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Pickpick

This book has enough fantasy to make me happy. For some reason made me think of Inkheart. Loved the pacing, characters, relationships. I can‘t come up with anything bad.

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BookBosomed1
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Pickpick


⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ This book is delightful. It captures the power of communication & stories to find one‘s own voice amidst the cacophony of counter arguments, especially from those with unearned power and privilege. I recommend this book for readers who enjoy magical realism, strong female characters, the power of language, and books about books. Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43521657

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Centique
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Pickpick

This was a great fantasy romp, with a lot of drama to propel the plot along. The set up is enticing with an unusual almost orphaned girl, the ward of a rich man in a house full of artefacts who discovers a special power. A great one day read but I really felt this could have been a 5 star book but missed the mark. In comparing it to Addie LaRue I think, for me, it‘s a lack of complexity in the characters. ⬇️

Centique It makes it feel intended for a younger audience. But for fantasy fans it is a fun, fast read with great magic and world building. This was a debut so I‘m excited to see what her second novel is like. 4mo
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 4mo
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alecia3dixie
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Mehso-so

This book was so long, and yet I still felt like I didn't get enough from it. I feel like this book was filled with a lot of fluff and not enough actual information. The romance felt like it was just there instead of worked up to. Also I thought this was going to be amazing adventures, but it was more just about her life. 3/5

LoverOfLearning The audiobook for this was sooo good. But I need to buy my own copy just for the cover. 😍 4mo
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Karons1
Bailedbailed

I tried 😭

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Karons1

I was expecting more action and more doors ! Struggled to read much on Friday & yesterday due to life getting in the way😆however this is still an 😶 Um read for me I‘m on the fence whether to bail and move on, il give it another 150pages , it is a well written debut but it‘s just too slow paced for me and I have others on my bingo TBR calling me 😂
#mayreads
#bookbingo

jimfields3 I think there should be a crystal ball that just answers, "Should I finish this book?” I ask this a fair amount myself. 4mo
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Karons1
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Saturday morning bliss - book 📖 coffee ☕️ sleepy 🥱 fur baby and husband grocery shopping 🛒 😂 really struggled with the beginning of this one ☝️ it‘s not been easy to get into when tired 😴 now on page 📄 81 it‘s starting to make sense to my little brain 🧠 😆 I had to keep turning back and re reading 📖 what was going on ; a tired 🥱 brain 🧠 needs an easy read !
#bookbingo
#maybingo
#itsabingo Nearly ! 4 days left 😬
@TheAromaofBooks 😊

mabell Great cover! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes it takes a while to get into a book!! This one is still on my TBR. 4mo
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BookBosomed1
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I may never get this book read. How can I deny that face?

Gissy Totally understandable!☺️🐶❤️ 4mo
AmyG Awwww ❤️ 4mo
LiseWorks Is that a Jack Russel ? So cute, reminds me of Autolycus a Jack I had. 4mo
BookBosomed1 @LiseWorks He is a rescue, and I‘ve never had the DNA test done for him. I would told he was part hound, which he def does have in him. 4mo
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BookBosomed1
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I wasn‘t giving someone enough attention, so today‘s morning reading was interrupted for scritches. Dude literally tried to knock the book out of my hand. 🤣

Kappadeemom Mine does the same 🤣 4mo
Gissy Demanding to be loved! 😍🥰🐶lovely!❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
BookBosomed1 @Gissy yup. He is such a cuddle bug. 4mo
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BookBosomed1
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My heart is heavy today given yesterday‘s news (and all the other things!), so I rested. Two absolutes for respite when I feel sad: books and my animals. Henry and Freddy have been cuddle bugs all day. ❤️

LiteraryinLawrence I hear you. So glad you were able to rest and find some comfort today. 💗 4mo
BookBosomed1 @LiteraryinLawrence ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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Karons1

On to my next book for a may bingo whoop 🙌 whoop 🙌
#bookbingo
#maybingo
#fullhouse by the end of the month - could be ! 😆 definitely helps to reduce my TBR pile ! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Good luck!!! 4mo
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Smarkies
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Pickpick

Lyrically written book about love lost and found.
Read for my March #bookspin.

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Kboltz
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love to read a book that when it is over you want to share it with everyone. A story of love lost, love found. Find that door and walk through it. Buy this book, love it, share it, keep it.

LoverOfLearning YES loved loved loved this book! ❤️ 6mo
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Amandajoy
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Starting a new puzzle & listening to the tagged book. But maybe I should switch to some Austen? Or maybe a regency romance?

jlhammar You might enjoy this audiobook. I thought it was a really lovely listen. 6mo
CrowCAH Nice puzzle 🧩 !!! 6mo
DogMomIrene That puzzle is lovely💜 6mo
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CaitlinR
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Having loved The Once and Future Witches, I am so looking forward to this book! The beginning pages did not disappoint.

#fantasy

GondorGirl This is one of my very favorite books! I hope it captures you the same way. 🥰 7mo
CaitlinR @GondorGirl I stayed up entirely too late reading it last night, but I find I want to savor the story to make it last! 7mo
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Littlewolf1
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Pickpick

4.4⭐️ and this book has been on myself for so long and I‘m finally glad I read it. Super good, And they gave me slight reminiscent feelings of Every Heart a Doorway and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, Which are two of my favorite books.

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majkia

Hmmm. Fascinating concept, which I thought got muddled a few times, but good and interesting and well written book nonetheless.

I loved the characters and especially Bad. :)

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britt_brooke
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Young January discovers a portal, and the story unfolds: a multiverse, a secret society, stolen artifacts, sociopolitical commentary, missing loved ones, and a book within a book. Harrow bit off A LOT and didn‘t quite effectively deliver it all in only 374 pages. This could‘ve been a sprawling fantasy. Often exquisite prose, but so focused on world building that the characters fell a bit flat. And the ending was too perfect. #bookclub

Cinfhen Really pretty photo 😍I can‘t remember much about this book, but for someone who doesn‘t really read or enjoy fantasy, I remember it was a pleasant escape. 8mo
LoverOfLearning Fair judgement! I LOVED this book but it was also the first and really only fantasy book I've read so I'd say I'm pretty biased. 😍 8mo
britt_brooke @LoverOfLearning Thank you - and I‘m so happy you liked it! I liked a lot about it, I just think it maybe needed to be longer. 😊 (edited) 8mo
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britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thank you! I‘d have never picked this up if not for book club. Fantasy is not my thing, but occasionally I find myself loving one. Sadly, not this one. 8mo
Cathythoughts Oh nice picture 💫 8mo
britt_brooke @Cathythoughts Thanks, Cathy! 💚 8mo
LoverOfLearning @britt_brooke ohh okay I can agree with that! 8mo
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booksandsympathy

"Those of you who are more than casually familiar with books - those of you who spend your free afternoons in fusty bookshops, who offer furtive, kindly strokes along the spines of familiar titles - understand that page riffling is an essential element in the process of introducing oneself to a new book."

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booksandsympathy
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"If we address stories as archaeological sites, and dust through their layers with meticulous care, we find at some level there is always a doorway. A dividing point between here and there, us and them, mundane and magical. It is at the moments when the doors open, when things flow between worlds, that stories happen."

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booksandsympathy
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Out of work for the week. Starting this book this evening when I get home.

GondorGirl One of my favorite books of all time- I can't wait to hear what you think about it! 8mo
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britt_brooke
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The dampness is bone chilling this morning, but Champ demands his walk. 🥶🎧🐾

#audiowalk #dogsoflitsy #bookclub

BeeMagical What a handsome boy!! 😍 9mo
britt_brooke @BeeMagical Thank you! 🐾 9mo
AlaMich His “let‘s GO already” vibe is very apparent in the photo! 😂🐶❤️ 9mo
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britt_brooke @AlaMich 100% 😂 9mo
Megabooks I‘m luck I can take molly on her long walk in the afternoon. It was cold today! 9mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks It was not a nice day today. I usually take Champ at 6:30, but made him wait a couple of hours today. It was not enjoyable. 😂 He, on the other hand, loves the cold! 9mo
Megabooks Well if I had that much fur, I‘d like the cold too! 😂 9mo
Shemac77 💚💚💚 9mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks Right?! And poor guy hates hot, humid days. 9mo
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emz711
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I'm 2/3 of the way through and I feel like it's a poor man's Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. Anyone else feel that way?

britt_brooke My book club is reading this, and one of my friends said pretty much the same thing. 😂 8mo
emz711 @britt_brooke I was unfortunately correct 8mo
britt_brooke @emz711 Bummer! 8mo
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britt_brooke
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Oh hey there, hometown, I see you! 👀

#bookclub #kentucky

smjohns Kentucky? I live in Paris, Kentucky. 9mo
britt_brooke @smjohns Oh, nice! And, yes! 💙 I now live in the Nashville area, but Paducah is home. 9mo
Megabooks Awesome! 9mo
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paisleyjess
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Pretty good fantasy portal story. Lots of heart.

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Sydneypaige
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I wish the pacing of the book would have been a bit more consistent because I almost picked up another book to read at some points, but then in other parts couldn‘t put it down and stayed up too late to find out the whole story. An enjoyable read overall though with a story that does build well over time despite the pacing as you the reader gets a more complete understanding of January and her life - who I really came to love as a character.

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4⭐
One thing I really liked about this book vs other portal fiction books is that the story isn't really about the world beyond the portal but the idea that portals are a source of change for the world and that closing them off is detrimental. Also loved the fact that there are cats in all worlds.

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britt_brooke
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A little snow cream + my current IRL #bookclub selection. ❄️ 7” of snow and counting! ☃️

booksbrewsandbooze Oooooo, we‘ve got snow coming too! Also, I love that book! 9mo
britt_brooke @booksbrewsandbooze I‘m enjoying it so far! Hope you get lots of good snow. This is quite a bit for us (Nashville area) and my kids and dog are loving it! 9mo
HeatherBookNerd So much snow ❄️☃️ 9mo
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mom2bugnbee All the snow! 😁 I really enjoyed that book as well! 9mo
britt_brooke @mom2bugnbee I‘m enjoying it so far! 9mo
britt_brooke @HeatherBookNerd 8” by the end! 9mo
mabell In Nashville?!? In St. Louis, we‘ve only had .5 this season! 😭 9mo
britt_brooke @mabell Yep! It‘s pretty nuts for here. I think it might be record. Downtown got 6-7 inches. Out in my burb, we got 8. Some nearby areas got close to 1ft! 9mo
Cpg I remember that title- but I‘ve got to check if I read it or what. 🤷🏼‍♀️ That‘s a lot of snow! I‘m down south too (Bham AL area) that would be a big snow for us!!! An inch shuts us down! 😬 9mo
britt_brooke @Cpg An inch shuts us down usually, too. We just don‘t have the equipment to clear the roads and people freak out! I‘ve lived in Wisconsin and Colorado, so it always cracks me up, but I was raised in Kentucky, so I get it. 😂 9mo
Cpg @britt_brooke Yes!!! My parents lived in KY for a while and my Dad drove to work on snow covered roads there- but here we end up with a layer of ice which does make the driving tricky!!! 🥴 Driving on snow is not the same they say. 😊 9mo
britt_brooke @Cpg We have more snow coming this weekend, apparently. 😩 9mo
Cpg @britt_brooke It‘s fun for the kids- I prefer just seeing it- not the wet and cold! Lol! Your son will enjoy it! I‘m always praying we don‘t lose power with the ice! That‘s the worst- more enjoyable when inside is warm!!! 😍 9mo
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Pogue
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Mehso-so

This was well written and the story was engaging. It was just not a winner for me.

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thevictoriousone
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Pickpick

Absolutely adored this book. It gave me Starless Sea and Addie LaRue vibes and I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who likes the kind of books about how stories being magic into the world.

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thevictoriousone
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Current read! I also picked up a hard copy from the library because I‘m enjoying it so much. It‘s giving me Starless Sea and Addie LaRue vibes and I am VERY into it. Also just LOOK at this cover!

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Anoukeboek
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Mehso-so

I am not convinced. I really liked the idea of the Doors and all the different worlds. Only around 40% my interest grew a bit, but not a lot. I don't know why I didn't like this book. Nothing is wrong with it. Characters and plot are nice, there is a lot happening, the speed is quite nice. I kept having the feeling it would get better, but it didn't. Still a nice read though, just not more than nice.

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SeaToSkyes
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My match for #NewYearWhoDis is @BennettBookworm ! So many of the books from this list were already on my radar, so it will be exciting to finally get around to them! My plan is to read one per month starting with the tagged book. Can't wait to get started! #NYWD22

BennettBookworm Omg I‘m so happy and so excited about this! I love the idea of reading one per month- might steal that concept for your list, too! 🥰 11mo
SeaToSkyes @BennettBookworm I was honestly kind of shocked that there were so many books on your list that were already on my TBR...great minds think alike I suppose! ☺️ 10mo
monalyisha I added this one to my TBR from your list, @SeaToSkyes ! Looks interesting! 10mo
BennettBookworm Totally!! 10mo
SeaToSkyes @monalyisha that one does sound interesting! 10mo
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Zoe-h
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Pickpick

Man, I‘m really glad I didn‘t bail on this. After a few chapters, the plot really picked up. I liked the huge twist in the middle, but I thought that the ending was really abrupt. There is a bit of animal cruelty in this book, just thought that was worth mentioning. 5⭐️

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BennettBookworm
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Pickpick

THANK YOU @LiteraryinLawrence ! This book was Magic and Heart and Adventure! In its 374 pages I was lost and then found. The prose was dizzyingly beautiful and the story was utterly transporting. It was reminding me of Jasper Fforde‘s Eyre Affair, and if you know me, you know that‘s HIGH praise ❤️

Lucy_Anywhere I just finished this and loved it! 12mo
LiteraryinLawrence Whoa! Sounds like it really hit the sweet spot for you! 12mo
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CampbellTaraL
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Mehso-so

I struggled to get into this one, immediately put off by the YA aspect but I kept going, and while not completely rewarded for the effort, it was a good story overall. Some sections I was annoyed and skimmed while in others I was hooked. A lot tried to resolve all at once at the very end.

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