BOOK REVIEWS

The Door by the Staircase Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-09-21 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 19 user ratings
ISBN:142313785X
LANGUAGE:English

" Good story with a spunky girl MC. Based around fairy tales- especially the Baba Yaga stories from Russia. Give to kids who like fairy tales and a little suspense too. " said.

" Interesting twist on the fairytale/myth of Babayaga. I liked the journey Mary and Jacob took through the magical creatures and how it helped them on the final part of their quest. " said.

" I wasn't sure about this book at the beginning but by the end I couldn't put it down. Such an interesting mix of Russian folk lore and mystery. " said.

" OBOB 2018, book 14. I ended up really liking this book. In the beginning, it was slow and kind of annoying. However, it ended up being adventurous, magical, suspenseful and caring. My daughter liked it too, so it gets my seal of approval. " said.

" I liked the magical world and the twists and turns in the plot. I'm not familiar with Russian folklore but I imagine someone who is would enjoy this book even more. I had a hard time with some of the elements being at all believable for kids, but I'm probably overthinking it. " said.

" Beautiful and suspenseful I loved the message...the power of love. I loved the Russian language woven into the story. I don't want to say too much and risk being a spoiler. But I loved this book enough to actually write a review and I usually don't take the time or make the effort. " said.

" BSBPL | It's possible that I'm being slightly overgenerous with a five-star rating, but I've long been partial to all stories about the character that Madame Z turns out to be (which is what I'd hoped for when I started the book), and the general moral of the tale was particularly enjoyable for me. Not a lot more I can say without spoilers, definitely glad I picked this one up. " said.

"A fractured fairy tale written with wholeness of heart!
All the features of suspense, who's really the bad guy, and a happy ending (love does conquer evil)) made me forgo my weekend household chores so I could finish it this morning.
I avoid reading the publisher's ad about any book so I can enter it with a totally open mind. I like watching how the author introduces characters, builds the plot and presents the setting as I try to figure out the main storyline and themes. This book was not high in my 'to-read' list due to the title - I might have gone with 4 1/2 or 5 stars with a more intriguing title. I don't think the title connects well to the main point of the book. But once I picked it up, it was like magic and stuck to my hands 'till I could finish it.
Can't wait to get a copy of this to my granddaughter, who loves "The Land of Stories". There are a lot of details that can slow down readers who like to savor their stories.
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