finished reading

I wanted to love this book. I loved the characters. The fantasy elements prevented me from loving it--it's not my genre. There are elements I enjoyed, like lush descriptions. January, the main character, and her coming of age story are part mystery, part adventure, part fantasy/magic, and even part love story. While I appreciated it, I didn't love it. I'm going to recommend it to all my fantasy-loving friends, though!

From the publisher:
In the summer of 1901, at the age of seven, January Scaller found a Door. You know the kind of door–they lead to Faerie, to Valhalla, to Atlantis, to all the places never found on a map.

Years later, January has forgotten her brief glimpse of Elsewhere. Her life is quiet and lonely but safe on her guardian’s estate, until one day she stumbles across a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds in its pages, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure, and danger. A book that might lead her back to the half-remembered door of her childhood.

But, as January gets answers to questions she never imagined, shadows creep closer. There are truths about the world that should never be revealed.

1 comment:

Stacy said...

Whoa...that description would have drawn me in, too. And then I'd probably have been disappointed. I don't love fantasy, either.