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 await in Alix E. Harrow’s spellbinding debut–step inside and discover its magic.
Hardcover, 374 pages
Published September 10th 2019
I read this book back in January, the delay in posting my review is not from lack of enjoyment but rather plain laziness.
I loved the cover which is what drove me for a closer peek, isn't it gorgeous!?
This is the author’s debut of an intricate story with so many layers. With attention to the tiniest of details, I was drawn in. It’s an adventure story with its many doors to different worlds. A mystery that kept me guessing, trying to unravel on my own. Plus a love story that spans time and worlds.
It’s a book within a book that was well written and perfect for those you love timeslip, fantasy and a story to get lost in.
This book is from my personal shelves and part of my 2020 reading off my shelf.