Where Dreams Descend
As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets ...more
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Me: *is completely obsessed with The Phantom of the Opera*
Me: *knows must read book*
Me: *sees release date*
Me: *cries because it’s twO YEARS AWAY*
Me: *still really wants to read book*
*because The Phantom of the Opera*
Me: Yeah that's because the one who dares is most often the one doing stupid sh*t that gets them in trouble
i have fallen down the rabbit hole of exploring 2020 releases...
no sleep for me
You know, I love me some YA fantasy, but this one was a mixed bag... and mostly of the disappointing sort. Listen, I don’t like giving negative reviews. I just get my expectations so up, and so when they’re dashed, it hurts more. The blurb sounded promising, and the book started off cool, but floundered between 20% and the last 5% (and that’s the bulk of it).
My official review:
"WHERE DREAMS DESCEND is a glamorous dark gem of a tale, sparkling with romance, magic, and intrigue. Readers will be captivated by prima donna Kallia as ...more
Also if this is based off Phantom, SO HELP ME GOD IF THE HEROINE ENDS UP WITH BOOK RAOUL.
NOBODY LIKES BOOK RAOUL.
AND EVEN MORE HYPED NOW BECAUSE LOOK AT THIS COVERRRRRRRRR
2020 releases are killing me with their wonderful, stunning covers
Thank you to the pulishers and Netgalley for giving me an ARC of the book in exchange for an honest review.
The magic, the romance, the atmosphere, the beautifully written world descriptions, the tension (romantic and chaotic) is just a few reasons why this is a 5+ star read! And probably the best book I’ve read so far in ...more
Thank you so much St. Martin's Press and Netgalley for sharing this book in exchange for an honest review. And of course, thank you Janella Angeles for making such a beautiful book!
Ahhhhhh, the downside of reading a book (in a series) before it comes out is having to wait waaaaaaaayyyy longer for the the second book to come out. Especially with the cliffhanger to this book...........
I knew from the moment I looked upon this cover, I was going to fall in love with this book—and ...more
Update: I'm sad for everyone who hasn't read this dark gem yet! We've waited too long for stories about women magicians and Kallia will steal any show. Her fiery ambition drives this story and I don't know what I loved more, everything about her, or everything about the magical world she explores through her performances. This is a breath of fresh air for anyone who wants something new in fantasy and I'm already itching for the sequel!
Full review at Write, Read, Repeat
I want to start with the negative. Just get it out of the way since there is only one thing I disliked about this book and it's important to keep in mind. The beginning truly does this book a disservice. I realize I read an ARC ...more
There is so much I can say about this book, but to wrap it up - bluntly and aptly: this book makes no sense.
What did make sense is how loosely elements from Phantom and Moulin Rouge were borrowed an thrown into this book. Even still, that did not help the plot.
1.) There is a night-club in the woods owned by someone who is ... a man? a teen? He is called 'The Master' and ...more
That said, I looooved this book. Magicians, showgirls, dark magic stirring, mysterious towns, secrets, danger, interesting characters. It was all so visual and enrapturing.
The characters are flawed and wonderful in a way that makes them feel real. Everyone has a secret, a mask they hide behind. This book is slowly ...more
I adored the main character Kallia, she was such an ambitious determined character, you seen her inner fears but one the outside she never showed them. Kallia is such a girl power character without being over the top about it.
There was some amazing magic, a sense of mystery and hint of romance. I adore ...more
Thank. God. And what a good choice. I think I needed the romance and whimsical magic and fun that this story offered.
Some spoilers headed your way, btw.
A female magician enters a competition where female magicians are basically unheard of and unwanted. Not to mention it takes place in a creepy city where the entire city has no recollection of its past.
But back to Kallia, our magician. I found a female magician to be unique, ...more