The Door of Dreams is the first book in a new YA fantasy series by Greg James. This story has a sad beginning; we meet Willow Grey who has a terminal brain tumor and only six months to live. Willow is taken by her father to a remote house out in the countryside to finish out her days, but she is soon pulled into another world where magic exists and almost anything is possible.
This book has a dark fairy-tale like quality to it that I really enjoyed; I was pulled in immediately to Willow Grey's world and the new fantasy one that she finds. James' writing style is very smooth and brings the reader along at a comfortable pace on this fantastical adventure where the monstrous and beautiful coexist. This is a book I would recommend for readers young and old.
I give it five cocktails.