The Book of Doors by Gareth Brown

Imagine if books could control emotions and locations? Every reader knows that. But what if the emotions and locations were literal?

My Thoughts:

Cassie works at a bookstore in New York. After an elderly patron passes away, he leaves her a small book with cryptic writings, The book promises that any door is every door, and Cassie soon discovers that it is true. But The Book of Doors isn't the only book with special powers and collectors all over the world are after them, with a variety of intentions. Cassie is conscripted into a mission to protect her book, a secret library, and her friends, from those who want to control the set.

The Book of Doors is a contemporary mystery/thriller/fantasy mashup, with an intriguing premise and plenty of action. The idea that special books exist that allow the bearer to control some sort of power drew me in to the story and I loved how Cassie had to find out more about her book and the existence of others. Overall, I thought the story was great, though I still finished the book with some other questions about the story! I definitely could have read another 100 pages of it to find out everything I wanted to know.

About The Book of Doors:

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.

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