There was no warning the day magic died in Talhaven. It happened with a giant explosion and the arrival of a skyship full of children, all with magic running through their veins and no memory of home.Rook and Drift are two of those children, and ever since that day, they've been on the run, magical refugees in a world that doesn't trust magic. Because magic doesn't die right away--it decays, twists, and poisons all that it touches. And now it's beginning to poison people.Try as they might, Rook and Drift can't remember anything about their lives before Talhaven. But it's beginning to look like they're the only ones who can save their adopted world . . . if that world doesn't destroy them first....
|Title||:||The Door to the Lost|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Door to the Lost Reviews
Johnson amazes yet again. Madam read this after me and wants a sequel too! The characters are so alive and full of fragility and strength and flaws and you want to MEET them and KNOW them. And the world-building is carefully done. *happy sigh* Please write MORE!
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this in exchange for an honest review.
Rook and Drift are two best friends with particular magical skills trying to survive in a world that doesn’t trust magic after an incident that caused mass destruction and left behind “the exiles”, children from a world full of magic. Rook, our MC, can open doorways to wherever, or she could if she had a better hold of her magic. She, along with Drift who can create winds and fly/float/fall with ...more
Fantastic book. Great characters with awesome magic. I loved the MC, who grew a lot throughout the book. And I'm a sucker for orphans and magic, which this book definitely has.
The non stop action and character building and magic make this book hard to put down. The girls' friendship was very well done. I fell easily into the story, fearing for the orphans' everyday struggle to get by, and hoping the adults don't discover or betray them. Or that their magic could save them in time.
I highly reco ...more
As with most YA novels, the plight of the tween or teen is center stage but in this case, those characters have an added burden of amnesia. There are two main characters -- Rook and Drift -- though they are joined early on by Fox. Rook is the only one of the trio whose name doesn't seem to just a reflection of what she or he can do. What can they do? Magic!
Magic is challenging to do in most fantasy worlds but when you have amnesia the difficulty level rises dramatically. Add into the mix the fac ...more
I been a fan of Jaleigh Johnson since i read mark of the butterfly and all the amazing books in the world of solace so when i saw a new fantasy middle grade adventure i of course needed to read it. Their fantastic world building going on in this book and wonderful mystery surrounding our wonderful characters Rook and Drift. I felt for them being exiles in a world that has lost it grip on magic and being the only ones with it and not remembering their home land. I was caught up in the story an ...more
yes please thank you
+ THE COVER DELIVERED -- I GOT EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED FROM A BOOK WITH THAT COVER. THAT NEVER HAPPENS.
Ahem. All over the top excitement aside, I'm in love. I suppose there wasn't anything super duper exciting or magical about this book -- but I'm just very excited that I got pretty much exactly what I expected it when I picked it.
+ One of my favorite parts is that this has so many good little details that I feel like I found little, handwritten notes throughout the whole ...more