Friday, February 16, 2024

Book Review for The Book of Doors by Gareth Brown

 The Book of Doors by Gareth Brown

Published February 15, 2024 by Transworld Digital


Taken from Goodreads:
  If you could open a door to anywhere, where would you go?

In New York City, bookseller Cassie Andrews is living an unassuming life when she is given a gift by a favourite customer. It's a book - an unusual book, full of strange writing and mysterious drawings. And at the very front there is a handwritten message to Cassie, telling her that this is the Book of Doors, and that any door is every door .

What Cassie is about to discover is that the Book of Doors is a special book that bestows an extraordinary powers on whoever possesses it, and soon she and her best friend Izzy are exploring all that the Book of Doors can do, swept away from their quiet lives by the possibilities of travelling to anywhere they want.

But the Book of Doors is not the only magical book in the world. There are other books that can do wondrous and dreadful things when wielded by dangerous and ruthless individuals - individuals who crave what Cassie now possesses.

Suddenly Cassie and Izzy are confronted by violence and danger, and the only person who can help them is, it seems, Drummond Fox. He is a man fleeing his own demons - a man with his own secret library of magical books that he has hidden away in the shadows for safekeeping. Because there is a nameless evil out there that is hunting them all . . .

Because some doors should never be opened.


My Thoughts:  The Book of Doors is a magical story that took me into a world of magical books.     I love the idea that books hold superpowers, I know that it is true, but in this case the powers are not within the readers imagination.   They are superpowers that can cause chaos and harm or be helpful and protective depending on the intentions of the person holding the book. 

There is a large cast of characters in this book, but they are easy to keep track of and most of them are important to the story.   The good shined through with the friendships and the lengths they went to work together and protect the magical books.  

There is time travel, fantasy, and good versus evil.   The Book of Doors in a great debut book and I am anxious to read more from Gareth Brown.


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About (taken from his website):
  Gareth Brown has been writing novels since he was a teenager. Most of those books were not very good, and thankfully were never published. His first published novel - The Book of Doors - will be released in the UK (Bantam) and USA (William Morrow) in February 2024. Foreign language rights for The Book of Doors have also been sold to nearly twenty other territories including Germany. Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Hungary. 

When not working or writing Gareth loves travel, barbecues, playing bass guitar and watching snooker. He also enjoys falling asleep in front of the television like an old man. 

Gareth lives with his wife and two Skye terriers near Edinburgh in Scotland.



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