The Blue Door begins with fairy tale magic and an enticing, chaste romance, mingled with anachronistic juxtapositions. Katie steps off a London street, through a blue door, and enters a house of mysterious historical conundrums. Soon after meeting, Katie and her new lover Xavier leave his home through the blue door, and enter an epic, hellish battle. Alice White conjures up fascinating, vivid images from different times with a naïve charm. I didn’t read the storefront and so found myself categorising this work without pre-judgement. To me this is a work of fantasy rather than sci-fi even though it features time travel. Major occurrences go unexplained amid the adventures, so it probably wouldn’t suit hard sci-fi fans. It is a book to relax into, to take time with and possibly best suited to girls
An enjoyable read and really interesting storyline. I love the idea of time travel and being able to experience different eras, so this was right up my alley! However, I do feel that the book was a little bit rushed and could have done with a little more padding, for want of a better word. A good first novel though and I'm looking forward to reading the second installment.
I would strongly recommend this book. The author is able to bring the characters to life and you are able to visualize them, as you experience what lies behind the blue door. I found it an excellent read, and it kept my attention. So much that I was unable to put it down. Looking forward to continuing on the journey.