Saturday 28 September 2019

#BlogTour Lake Child by Isabel Ashdown @IsabelAshdown #LakeChild

Lake Child by Isabel Ashdown
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

You trust your family. They love you. Don't they?

When 17-year-old Eva Olsen awakes after a horrific accident that has left her bedbound, her parents are right by her side. Devoted, they watch over her night and day in the attic room of their family home in the forests of Norway.

But the accident has left Eva without her most recent memories, and not everything is as it seems. As secrets from the night of the accident begin to surface, Eva realises - she has to escape her parents' house and discover the truth. But what if someone doesn't want her to find it?


I just knew that I had to read this book after seeing the fabulous cover and reading the blurb. I love reading books set in Norway, especially thrillers and crime novels. So, it was an easy decision to participate in the blog tour for this book.

Lake Child is the story about a young girl that wakes up after suffering a horrific accident and that left her lying in a coma. Now she is home again, but not in her old familiar room, instead have her parents decided that she should be tucked away in the attic. Why? Eve can't help feeling that something is amiss and that her parents are hiding something, but what? And, to make matters worse, she can't the accident or anything leading up to it. And, all Eve wants is the truth...

I love reading books that are filled with twists and turns and secrets. And, Lake Child is definitely such a book. I was not always totally surprised by some turns, but I enjoyed reading the book. And I especially liked the second part of the story when it all started to make sense and you started to see a pattern. This is the first book I've read by Isabel Ashdon, but I do plan to read more of her books!

Friday 20 September 2019

#BlogTour The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical 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.

Lush and richly imagined, a tale of impossible journeys, unforgettable love, and the enduring power of stories awaits in Alix E. Harrow’s spellbinding debut–step inside and discover its magic.


The Ten Thousand Doors is a book made for people that love books about traveling to other worlds, parallel worlds through magical doors. I grew up reading the books of Narnia so this book, about a girl that discovers a book that tells her a tale about different worlds, about love, and the more she read the more will she will learn about herself.

This is a book that will make you wish you can find a door to step through and discover a new world. I quite enjoyed reading about January and her life as a ward to Mr. Locke and her yearning for her father who is out in the world gathering treasures for Mr. Locke. And, I definitely liked the chapters that dealt with The Ten Thousand Doors, the book that January found. Through the book did both January and I as a reader discover more about the doors and also about the truth of what is going on in the world. Because there is a danger, something is luring. Someone out there doesn't like the doors...

The Ten Thousand Doors is a book for those that love to read about magic, about love and adventure. For those that are looking for a good time. I enjoyed reading this book and I can't wait to read more books by Alix E. Harrow.

I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy for an honest review!