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The Ten Thousand Doors of January
The Ten Thousand Doors of January | Alix E. Harrow
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The.Intentional.Reader
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Amazing, amazing book! What a strong debut. I have to admit, I started and stopped this book and then something nagged me to start it up again. Man, am I glad I did. It‘s funny how the last two books I‘ve read have dealt with doorways that lead to other places/worlds.

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ReadingIsLife
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katlyn447
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Beautiful imagery of a mother and child. Reminds me of curling up with my own little ones.
#botm

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ShelfRighteous
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I had heard a lot about this book before starting. And then the first chapter itself describes the experience of a new book so well. This looks like a promising read🤩

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Mehso-so

I know this book has been getting a lot of love all around. But somehow it just wasn't for me. The world building and lush imageries, as much as I enjoyed them, I found a little overdone, slowing down the pace and leaving the characters much to yearn for, the two things that are important to me in a book. Full review on hookedonbookz.com

#eARC #Netgalley

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LouBeth
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So far I am loving this book! 💗💗

ShelfRighteous I posted the exact same quote! How is it going so far? 6d
LouBeth @ShelfRighteous I just finished the audio book. I loved it!! It will definitely be one that I will reread. 5d
ShelfRighteous @LouBeth Wow I'm so excited to finish it🙈🤩 5d
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UnabridgedPod
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Pickpick

I loved The Ten Thousand Doors of January so much. Alix E. Harrow's debut novel is a marvel of storytelling, of fantasy realms, and of the power of books. Its interwoven narratives serve to heighten the magic of the novel and to deepen the development of the narrative arc.⠀

January Scaller is the daughter of an explorer, Julian, who works for the wealthy Mr. Locke. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod While Julian is away, procuring rare objects from around the world for Locke's collection, January lives with Locke, raised with the luxuries of wealth and privilege, but also with the restrictions that come with that position. The novel takes place in America in the early 1900s, and January, whose heritage is unclear but who is definitely biracial, is protected from much of the prejudice others face, because of her isolation on Locke's estate. ⬇️ 1w
UnabridgedPod Her only friend is Samuel Zappia, who delivers groceries from his family's store. He brings her adventure novels that feed her yearning for adventure and help her to feel more connected to her father.⠀

Something changes when January, age 7, accompanies Locke on a trip to Kentucky. It's there that she wanders through a door that opens into a different world. When Locke finds her as she re-enters their world, something changes. ⬇️
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UnabridgedPod Locke, who had been quite indulgent with January, shuts her into her room, isolating her until her spirit breaks. From that point forward, she immerses herself in the expectations of Locke's world. January has small moments of freedom and self-control, including her rebellion in keeping the puppy, Sindbad (Bad, for short), that Samuel gives her. ⬇️ 1w
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UnabridgedPod One day, she finds a book called The Ten Thousand Doors, and her understanding of everything begins to change.⠀ You definitely should go into this book spoiler free, so I'll stop there. But I loved every moment of this novel, of the ways that January begins to understand herself and the possibilities of the world, and of Harrow's world building and positively gorgeous writing. ⬇️ 1w
UnabridgedPod What an amazing fantasy novel. It lives up (completely!) to the beautiful cover.⠀

Who else has read The Ten Thousand Doors of January? What other amazing fantasy books are you reading?
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🧡🧡 1w
TorieStorieS I loved this one too!! And what a lovely photo!! ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
UnabridgedPod @TorieStorieS It was phenomenal! And thank you. ❤️ 1w
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Briary
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Life's been ..interesting, and I took a longish sabbatical from my social media. But books have been happening, here is my current reads and TBR in sweet disarray. 👾📚

julesG Welcome back! 1w
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EchoLogical

Let that be a lesson to you: If you are too good and too quiet for too long, it will cost you. It will always cost you, in the end.

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irre
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These are my picks for #LMPBC.
Let me know if there‘s one you‘re really excited about or any you‘ve read or don‘t want to read. Can‘t wait to read with you all. @TheBookKeepers @kellyann28 @Johanna414

kellyann28 These all look great! My Dark Vanessa seems dark and deep, I will be sure to read that if you go with something else! 2w
TheBookKeepers I‘m fine with any of these!! 2w
Johanna414 I really don't care for books about student/teacher relationships, but the rest all look like solid choices. 2w
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irre Totally understand @Johanna414 I won‘t pick that one. 2w
Bookishthoughts I love almost all the books you pick! Such a wide range of rich storys!❤ 2w
kellyann28 Sounds awesome! 1w
Johanna414 Can‘t wait! 1w
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EchoLogical
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My current stack...

SW-T Nice! 😊 2w
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt2 is this gorgeous book that recently released. In the early 1900s, January is a ward of wealthy Mr Locke, spending her days wandering his mansion filled with artifacts & treasures. Until she finds a book, a book that tells the tales of secret doors, adventure & danger. And January finds it‘s a story increasingly entwined with her own. Not a #Scareathlon #TeamSlaughter book unfortunately, looks like it‘s waiting for November. 1point

LeeRHarry Hey Liz, how are things with that bushfire out Penrith way? Is that near you? 3w
CarolynM Echoing @LeeRHarry's questions. Hope everything is good where you are. 3w
Amiable What a gorgeous cover! 3w
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Lizpixie @LeeRHarry @CarolynM thanks for the concern guys, the fire is on the other side of Penrith atm, more towards Richmond & Londonderry which is far enough away not to concern us right now😘♥️♥️ @Amiable it is isn‘t it. It‘s one of the reasons it caught my eye #coverlove 3w
CarolynM 👍 3w
LeeRHarry 👍 3w
JacqMac That cover is amazing! 3w
Clwojick Stunning! 3w
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NotCool
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She writes a Door of blood and silver. The door opens just for her.

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kymmiesreads
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Pickpick

All I can say is this book was stunningly beautiful! The writing was lyrical and the whole book was whimsical! It‘s a book that is are to describe; all I can say is READ THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW!!! 🥰😍🤩

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suvata
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7 days. 7 covers you love. No explanation. Tag a new person to participate each day.

#7covers7days #coverlove Day 3

@DarcysMom Wanna play?

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CoffeeCatsBooks
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Pickpick

In this YA fantasy, January is raised by her father‘s benefactor in a mansion filled with relics. When her father disappears on a relic hunting mission, a blue door to another world that she opened long ago tugs at her memory...

I really enjoyed this story and nearly finished it in one sitting, but my eyes gave out on the last 50 pgs. One note, I did think, given the title, January would be visiting lots of worlds but it‘s not that kind of story.

PetrozavaRR Stacked on my TBR list😁👌Glad you liked it❤🤗 3w
CoffeeCatsBooks @PetrozavaRR I hope you will too! 📖 3w
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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“Cats, I have found, seem to exist in more or less the same form in every world; it is my belief that they have been slipping in and out of doors 🚪 for several thousand years. Anyone familiar with house cats will know this is a particular hobby of theirs” 😹

I haven‘t been tracking my hours for #24B4Monday but this is my 9th book and I think I must be close hrs wise. I‘m posting this now in case I fall asleep 😴 on the couch before I finish.

Crazeedi This is so true, my kitties instantly know when I open a door even for a second, and have been trapped at times unbeknownst to me! 3w
CoffeeCatsBooks @Crazeedi Yes! I‘ve unwittingly trapped mine in the closet and bathroom. 3w
Crazeedi @CoffeeCatsBooks and my clothes closet! Lol 3w
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AshleyKorinE
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Mehso-so

This is a book inside of a book with info dumping and dramatic villains and lots of words that took FOREVER to read. At the end it got exciting and lots of stuff was happening but the beginning wasn‘t worth the trip. There is also a couple trigger warnings for animal violence and self harm for the use of magic and it all adds up to an okay book that I‘m not mad I read but nothing to shout the roof off about either. I was glad to read the ending.

Jee_HookedOnBookz I totally agree with you! 5d
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sharread

The book started great but later it was way too redundant, especially with what she would repeatedly say, then the asylum just lost me, went even worse from there. You never read about her going into any doors.

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Lillie
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Pickpick

Loved this YA fantasy. What a fun and absorbing adventure this was! Highly recommend it if you're looking to get lost for a time.

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kymmiesreads
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An afternoon of reading 📚📖📚 Is there anything better?

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kymmiesreads
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Omg I‘m so excited to start this!

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AutumnRLS
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Couldn't help myself. #sorrynotsorry

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 2! Recently released. January Scaller is the ward of wealthy Mr. Locke. She resides in his house filled with strange, exotic miscellany. One day she comes upon a book. It tells of other worlds, and spins a tale of secret doors and dangerous adventure. As she reads, she finds it interwoven with much of her own. Magic seems to abound in this Secret Garden-esque debut novel. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Branwen I just finished this book yesterday and absolutely loved it! One of the best YA books I've read so far this year! 1mo
AutumnRLS This just came in the mail today! Very excited to read it! 1mo
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Between.The.Covers
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So many to read! Not enough time! #triptopowells

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Branwen
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Pickpick

"She accumulated the dust of other worlds on her skin like ten thousand perfumes, and left constellations of wistful men and impossible tales in her wake."

Ahhhhh this book was so fabulous! The story is top notch and the writing absolutely gorgeous! One of my favorite YA books that I've read so far this year! If you only read two YA fantasy books this year, make sure this is one of them! (And make sure the other is Sorcery of Thorns!) ??

Melissa_J Does this read like a YA book? I‘m asking because it‘s classified as regular rather than YA fantasy up here. 1mo
Branwen @Melissa_J Oh wow, really? 🤔 Yes, I think it definitely reads as YA! 1mo
Melissa_J Strange! It‘s in the regular fantasy section at the bookstore and is priced like a regular fantasy hardback. I guess I‘m going to wait for it to show up at Book Outlet to buy it, since I don‘t want to pay regular prices for what is a YA novel. Maybe the publisher is different in Canada and they don‘t judge it as YA. I‘m going to investigate this 😂 1mo
Branwen @Melissa_J That IS really weird! I haven't seen it in the bookstores here but I know I got my copy through Book of the Month, and it was one of the new YA books from last month! 🤔 So strange! 1mo
Dragon 😻 1mo
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Mirandareads
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Pickpick

This was such a beautiful fantasy!!! I loved it!💜

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Branwen
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There's just something so magical about orchards...don't you think? ?????

"Come let us watch the sun go down
and walk in twilight through the orchard's green.
Does it not seem as if we had for long collected,
saved and harbored within us old memories?
To find releases and seek new hopes,
remembering half forgotten joys..."

~Rainer Maria Rilke

Leftcoastzen Beautiful!🍎🍏🍎🍏 1mo
rather_be_reading yes! 😍 3w
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Branwen
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Apple picking today! 🍎🍏🍎 Happy weekend, dear littens! 😊🍁💕📚

kspenmoll Love your photo! Enjoy your apples! 1mo
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Branwen
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This weekend is the harvest moon festival in my town! Lots of food, local brews, music, and dancing. It's my favorite festival of the year! 😍🎃🍁🍂🍺 The tagged book is what I brought along with me tonight, because of course I can't go anywhere without a book! 😁📚💕

Caroline2 Ohhh that festival looks lovely! 😯 1mo
PetrozavaRR With all of the lights and music it looks magical🥰🤗Hope you have fun!👋🤗 1mo
Branwen @Caroline2 @PetrozavaRR Thank you! It really was so magical and I had a great time! 😀💕 1mo
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Lostinagoodbook
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THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY by Alix E. Harrow
Beautifully written, evocative and imaginative. Must read!
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#reading #fantasy #NetGalley #mustreads #bookbloggers
Full review here:
https://lostnagoodbook.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/the-ten-thousand-doors-of-januar...

bookladyreads I can't wait to read this book. It's on my October tbr. I chose this book as an add-on for my September book of the month. Also, the cover is just stunning. 1mo
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Butterflyamore
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Do you want a brand new, hardcover new release YA book for just $5? No joke ~ for a limited time you can get one of the September Book of the Month choices for just $5 when you sign up for the Book of the Month YA subscription box and use the code YALIT!

This offer will only last until September 30, 2019 so don‘t delay! You‘ll be saving 66% off of the normal price.

My YA affiliate link to get started: http://book-of-the-month.ixmz.net/GkO9E

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Aaronlisa
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I read this between Sept 14 & 17th and rated it 5 ⭐️. I did figure out a few things before January did but that did not detract my enjoyment of the story. In fact I absolutely love January. This book is gorgeous. I love how it handles the trope of doors to other worlds.

bookladyreads I cannot wait to read this. I chose it as an add-on in my September BOTM, which was delivered last week. This is one of my October reads. 1mo
Aaronlisa @bookladyreads I really enjoyed. Harrow's writing is really good. I had two friends on Good Reads rave about it earlier and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. 1mo
bookladyreads @Aaronlisa That's really good to hear. I've mostly heard good things about this book. 1mo
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Caffeinated_Reader
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#98 of my year. I‘m about 8 pages in and so far it‘s just meh. Hopefully it picks up soon.

Caffeinated_Reader (p23) yay I‘m absolutely invested now. I think I just needed the coffee to settle in and wake me up! 1mo
Caffeinated_Reader That was spectacular. I loved everything about it. Such a beautiful story about the importance of wandering and welcoming change. I definitely recommend this book. (edited) 1mo
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Branwen
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It's a beautiful day to start a new book! 💕📚

wordslinger42 I'm starting this one tonight as well! 1mo
Shamzi Or the day becomes beautiful when you start a new book!! 1mo
saresmoore Neat cover! 1mo
Branwen @saresmoore Thank you! I'm really fond of it too! @shammi.dc10 Yeah! That's so totally true! @wordslinger42 I'm only on the third chapter but I'm already hooked! 1mo
batsy I'm curious about this one! Look forward to your thoughts :) 1mo
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wordslinger42
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It's a happy day when your library hold is ready to be picked up 😊 So excited to read this one!

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ErraticElle
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Pickpick

SO PRETTY!!

4.5 stars. So creative and wonderful. This is a really good book and I enjoyed it a lot. It somehow felt like a combination of the reading magic that came from reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins. It is weird, fantastical, and just what I‘ve been looking for in terms of concept. There were some issues with pacing, but this one was well worth the read.

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imabusybee
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Pickpick
britt_brooke Stunning cover! 😍 1mo
julesG True, stunning cover! 1mo
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Trying to get out of this awful reading slump so I did a bit of e-shopping 😊
Now the choice of what to start with...
#tbr

Cinfhen The instant satisfaction of one click!!! 1mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile @Cinfhen You've said it! 1mo
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Brooke_H
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New book day!

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Lel2403
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Pickpick

I haven‘t read a book like this before, it is a masterpiece of storytelling by Alix E Harrow. It will touch a nerve for anyone who loves books, as we know each one opens a door to another world. An absolute must read.

https://orlando-books.blog/2019/09/10/ten-thousand-doors-of-january-by-alix-e-ha...

Cathythoughts Great pic. Sounds really good 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Lel2403 @Cathythoughts thank you. It‘s one of the best I‘ve read in a while 1mo
AutumnRLS This one looks so good. Need to ordered asap. 1mo
Lel2403 @AutumnRLS it really is something special 1mo
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AmyM43
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The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a sprawling book. Simultaneously traversing land and countries, worlds and mythologies. #coverlove ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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irre
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Excited about my #BOTM picks.

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allthingskayla
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Riot is back with another #BOTMya #unboxing! I have been terrible posting all the books I‘ve previously read, so hopefully I will put some up this week. Anyway, you can go to this link here and use code GROW to get your first box for $9.99! http://book-of-the-month.ixmz.net/kayla3
#botm

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IheartYA
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Mehso-so

Eloquent, rhythmic, magical and hypnotic prose can surely be found here, but wound around, neither here nor there, is a story somewhere. I just kept waiting for something to actually happen. The plot itself is hindered bogged down by confusing, senseless details for the sake of world building. Reading this was like swimming in a pool of tar. I teetered between 2 or 3 stars. Ultimately, I'm giving it a 3 because I liked the story (once I found it).

Texreader Excellent review 1mo
IheartYA @Texreader thank you! 1mo
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imabusybee
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julesG Self care! Very important! 2mo
imabusybee @julesG yes it is at least once a day 2mo
wanderinglynn I need a second cup. ☕️ Enjoy yours! 2mo
Reecaspieces Enjoy 2mo
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elyseh
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I just received my 2nd affiliate box from BOTM YA!! 😍😍😍
I'm so excited to read this one! 📚
It was such a hard choice!
Use code GROW to get your first book for $9.99!! 🤯
If your interested in checking them out here is a link!
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IheartYA
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As a BOTM YA affiliate, I'm really excited for my September pick, The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow.
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Butterflyamore
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Hey! If you haven‘t signed up for a Book of the Month YA subscription box yet, you‘re in for a treat with the new September books! You can get The Ten Thousand Doors of January, which was my pick, or one of 4 other brand new, hardcover new release book options for only $9.99 plus tax using the code GROW when you sign up for your first box.

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Butterflyamore
Here are the fantastic options you can choose from for September:

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow (Historical Fantasy)
The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young (Fantasy)
Permanent Record by Mark H.K. Choi (Romance)
The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus (Contemporary Fiction)
Frankly in Love by David Yoon (Romance)
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DimeryRene I DID NOT KNOW THEY HAD A YA BOOK OF THE MONTH. 2mo
Butterflyamore @DimeryRene It‘s pretty new! 2mo
Caffeinated_Reader I will get my first YA box this month & this is the book I chose! I‘m so excited for it 2mo
Butterflyamore @Caffeinated_Reader That‘s cool! It sounds so good! I can‘t wait to read it. 2mo
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theinfophile
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Awwww yeahhhh book mail!!! Got some ARCs (Advance Review Copies for you muggles) from Orbit Books in the mail today! So excited to tell you about them!
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#books #bookish #booknerd #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #igbooks #booklover #book #librarian #booklife #amreading #book #reader #reading #wellreadblackgirl #blackgirlsread #bookmail

AutumnRLS Just listened to your #allthebacklist and added both the books to my wishlist! You are awesome. Thanks for the great podcast :) 1mo
theinfophile @AutumnRLS Awww, thank you! 1mo
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