Jan 15, 2020

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All.

thirteen doorways,wolves behind them all.
laura ruby.

Publisher  Balzer+Bray.
Publication Date: October 1,2019
Genre: YA Fantasy|Historical Fiction.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|358.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


When Frankie’s mother died and her father left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago, it was supposed to be only temporary—just long enough for him to get back on his feet and be able to provide for them once again. That’s why Frankie's not prepared for the day that he arrives for his weekend visit with a new woman on his arm and out-of-state train tickets in his pocket.

Now Frankie and her sister, Toni, are abandoned alongside so many other orphans—two young, unwanted women doing everything they can to survive.

And as the embers of the Great Depression are kindled into the fires of World War II, and the shadows of injustice, poverty, and death walk the streets in broad daylight, it will be up to Frankie to find something worth holding on to in the ruins of this shattered America—every minute of every day spent wondering if the life she's able to carve out will be enough.

I will admit I do not know the answer. But I will be watching, waiting to find out.

That’s what ghosts do. 


Powerful. Spectacular. Thrilling.

Through the years, I have read few books that took me by surprise. The type of stories that took me by surprise. When I picked up a copy of THIRTEEN DOORWAYS, WOLVES BEHIND THEM ALL , I did not know what to expect from this story. I love historical fiction and I love books about ghosts. The fact that THIRTEEN DOORWAYS, WOLVES BEHIND THEM ALL is a historical fiction with fantasy aspect was one of the things that captured my attention. I thought that it would be interesting to read about something different. It was different and it was one of the things that made me fall in love with the story, it was unique. I have read a story from the ghost point of view before but nothing like this one. The moment that I picked up the book and started reading, I was hooked. It did not take me long to fall in love with the story and all of the characters. It was unlike any books that I read before and had two of my favorite genres. It was thrilling. I know that if it weren’t for work, I would kept on reading until I reached the end.

THIRTEEN DOORWAYS, WOLVES BEHIND THEM ALL is a type of story that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning until the end. Even as I reached the ending, I kept on thinking and wondering about what happened to Frankie and Toni after. I have a big feeling that it is going to be a book that I will go back to and read again. I loved Frankie, and of course, the ghost, Pearl. I thought that both of them were interesting characters and my favorites. Frankie and her sister Toni went through a lot and what their father did to them, leaving them in Orphanage but taking her brother, my heart broke for both of them. What kind of parent does that to their own children? I did not like him and Ada from the start, but after that, I disliked him even more. I felt as if he did not care about Frankie and Toni at all, based on how he treated them. I was hoping that both Frankie and Toni can have their happy ending.

I could tell how well researched the book was, the historical facts were so accurate and was very interesting to read about. There were a few times that I did not realize how late I was reading, it made me lose track of time. I do not think that there were many parts in the book that I did not enjoy. I loved that the book was going back and forth between Frankie and Pear’s stories. I feel as I got to know both of them better. Even though the story was fiction, it felt real just by the way that it was written. THIRTEEN DOORWAYS, WOLVES BEHIND THEM ALL was beautifully written and all the descriptions, emotions were so vivid, making the reader feel as he was there, along with Frankie and Pearl. I would highly recommend picking up a copy of this book, you will be blown away.


Davida Chazan (The Chocolate Lady) said...

Sounds good, but YA and fantasy... I think not. Thanks all the same.

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