Under the Whispering Door by: TJ Klune

I cried three times reading the end of this book. I was in no way prepared for the way I would feel when I closed it. It was like saying goodbye to friends. Friends you love and knew that one day, when you least expected it, you’d see them again and it would be like no time had passed.

This book was incredible. Every character had their own distinct voice. Even the ghost dog was memorable.

And the character growth? Phenomenal. Absolutely the best I’ve read in such a long time.

Wallace Price, Hugo Freeman, Mei, Nelson and Apollo are all so well written and so real that I could see them as I read. It was almost like watching a movie. Everything they did made since, every action taken moved the plot and none of it felt contrived. It was stunning.

I will give no spoilers for this book. I will say read it. Read this book.

We’ve got a man, Wallace Price who is bisexual are you kidding me? And it’s sated right there on the page! And there are no bisexual stereotypes. None! It made me smile to see.

Hugo is queer as well and Black! A Black, queer love interest! And again: no stereotypes!

Mei is a cinnamon roll, I loved her. And her taste in music.

And watching Wallace grow. I cannot stress enough how incredible his transformation was. How evenly paced the book was, how well every single sentence meshed and moved the story.

The story and characters grab you and don’t let go.

And the ending is fantastic. It yanked at my heart hard and I felt so much when I finished it. I can’t even name the feeling. It just got me in the chest and stayed there.

Please read this book.

Five (5) stars.

I received this ARC inexchange for an honest review.


Author. Reader. Reviewer. Interested in Sci-fi, Fantasy, and everything in between. Ya, and Adult. Looking for representaion where it matters! BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, everything! We all deserve stories!

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