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|
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The Door to the Lost Reviews
Thanks Netgalley for giving me a free copy!
The Door to the Lost follows Rook and her friend Drift as they fight the prejudices of their new world and work their magic. The cover for this is gorgeous and I was immediately drawn into the premise.
However, I personally found it a little difficult to connect with the characters, and I can't decide if that is because of the omniscient third person (which sometimes felt like a lot of telling) or if there is another reason. I think part of my struggle ...more
Most of this book rubbed me the wrong way for whatever reason.
It's compelling, but most of the plot just felt rushed. It sets up the "here are things as they are now" part and then just sprints off into the distance. Where is the world-building? Nowhere in sight. There's a few mentions of concepts, like a disease caused by the disappearance of magic and some of the children disappearing or serving the ruling family (or whoever runs the country this takes place in), but the disease shows up for ...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
Magic is feared in Talhaven because a magical war in Vora causes adult wizards to send their children to Talhaven, and a cataclysm occurs. These children have no memories, but varying magical abilities, and are being hunted by vigilantes and the authorities. Protagonist Rook opens gateways to any place in the world using a piece of chalk, but not to the one place she desires ... her home in Vora. Mysteriously, a doorway keeps opening to a dark, wintry woodland, when suddenly a giant magical Fox ...more
The Door to the Lost by Jaleigh Johnson, 292 pages. Delacorte (Random House), 2018 $17
Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG
BUYING ADVISORY: EL -ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE (DUE TO COVER ART AND TITLE)
Rook and Drift are orphaned children with no memory of their homeworld. As wielders of magic, they are not welcome in Talhaven, so they must sneak and hide to survive. The two worlds used to be linked for a beneficial magical trade relationship. But when the door between was ...more
Rook and Drift are exiles, forced to live in hiding because they possess magic from another world. Rook has the ability to open doors that will transport her to any place she can imagine, but when she opens a doorway to a mysterious snowy forest, a creature comes bounding into her life that will change her forever. Unable to trust anyone, hunted down by a government that hates their other-worldly magic, Rook and Drift try desperately to control the unreliable magic buzzing around their city. The ...more
This was amazing. There was so many plot twists happening that I could not figure out what was going on!! SUCH a good book!XD