Waiting on Wednesday: The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Waiting on Wednesday: The Ten Thousand Doors of January


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The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Written by Alix E. Harrow

384 pages

Published by Orbit

Publication date: 10th September 2019


Summary (from Goodreads):
In the early 1900s, a young woman searches for her place in the world and the mystery behind a magical door in this captivating 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.


Why I can’t wait to read this:

  • It is based around a strange book. As a book-lover, I really enjoy it when books and libraries feature in the stories I read.
  • The setting of the sprawling mansion sounds really gothic and creepy, as there are bound to be all sorts of intriguing things hidden among the artifacts.
  • It has magic! That’s usually enough for me to want to read a book!
  • Magical doors to other worlds also sounds brilliant. So many of my favourite books and series feature travel to another world, so I am sure to love this too.
  • Bonus, look at that amazing cover! It really makes me want to find out where each of the doors lead and what mysteries each key unlocks…

What do you think?

Does this sound like the kind of book you would enjoy?

Will you be reading this or do you have any other anticipated releases you would recommend to me?

Let me know in the comments!


See some other Waiting on Wednesday posts here: When the Mountains Roared, The Exact Opposite of Okay, To Kill a Kingdom, Starfish, The Gloaming, The Smoke Thieves, The Way You Make Me Feel, The Queens of Innis Lear, Legendary, Nyxia Unleashed, Bright Ruin, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, Empress of All Seasons, Tempests and Slaughter, Grim Lovelies, The Glass of Lead and Gold, Storm Witch, The Way Past Winter, The Gilded Wolves, Fierce Fairytales, Descendant of the Crane. Dragon Pearl, Last of Her Name. The Familars. A Pinch of Magic, A Witch Come True, The Winter of the Witch. Once Upon a River, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Shadowscent, Romanov. Echo North, The Wicked King, The Priory of the Orange Tree, Spin the Dawn, Master of Sorrows, Asha and the Spirit Bird, A Treason of Thorns, We Rule The Night, Perfectly Preventable Deaths, Collision, Rumblestar, The Last Spell Breather, The Starless Sea, The Lost Tide Warriors, The Princess Who Flew With Dragons, Containment, House of Salt and Sorrows, Stronger than a Bronze Dragon, Sanctuary, Gumiho/Wicked Fox.

While you’re here, why not check out my reviews of The Hazel Wood, Tangleweed and Brine, Summer Bird Blue, The Pretender or The Gilded King?


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Thanks for reading!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Lilyfae says:

    Ooh is this YA or Adult??

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It’s being marketed as adult but I think that many books have crossover appeal. I just really like the sound of it!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Susan says:

    Everyone is talking about this book today! Becky at book crook is reading it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It does sound intriguing!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Susan says:

        I know, right? I am not sure how I missed but it does.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Mani says:

    This book looks interesting… I keep seeing it. I really like the front cover.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. At first I didn’t like the cover much, but it has really grown on me. Can’t wait to read it!

      Liked by 1 person

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