Book Review: A Thousand Doors, An Anthology of Many Lives: J. T. Ellison + others

Genre: short story, fiction, anthology

Published: November 5, 2018

Pages: 404


Let me start by saying THANK YOU to author Kaira Rouda for sending me an e-ARC of this attention-grabbing, incredibly exciting anthology. Kaira Rouda who wrote Best Day Ever is one of the authors featured in this anthology.

I first heard of this super secret project from rockstar author J. T. Ellison and couldn’t wait to get my grabby hands on it!

The story begins with “the day Mia Jensen died” as introduced by J. T. We learn that she’s just had an awful day, and she comes home, only to be murdered! Each chapter that follows explores a different scenario, or “what-if” for different paths and choices she could have made in her life.

JT wanted each life to be unique and she accomplished this by gathering a group of celebrated authors to write each chapter.

I haven’t read too many short story anthology but this was done so creatively and was like nothing I’d read before. It made me think of Sliding Doors movie or the old school Choose Your Own Adventure books!

It would be hard to pick a favorite life so I’ll just say that ultimately it’s about choices and living the life you’re given. Very compelling and thrilling read!


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