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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its fun, its daring, its dark, and it has that magical showmanship quality that i have been missing since caraval and the night circus. i really enjoyed the exciting cast of characters and the mysterious atmosphere of the story.
my only minor critique would be the overall vibe of the book. i think if the world-building had been a little bit ...more
Semi-love triangle dances with manipulation, secrets, the universe of magicians, dark pasts and intriguing, riveting, high tension story-telling hooks you from the beginning and you cannot get enough because question marks are swimming in your fish-tank head and you ask yourself Did the book finish? But instead of getting ...more
Me: *is completely obsessed with The Phantom of the Opera*
Me: *knows must read book*
Me: *sees release date*
Me: *cries because its twO YEARS AWAY*
Me: *still really wants to read book*
*because The Phantom of the Opera* ...more
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
YOUR GIRL WON THE GOODREADS GIVEAWAY!!!!
Hahahaha I never win anything! But today... I feel like a winner!
Another YA book that has a summary that sounds like it'll be really kinky until you see that it's YA and probably won't be.
Also if this is based off Phantom, SO HELP ME GOD IF THE HEROINE ENDS UP WITH BOOK RAOUL.
NOBODY LIKES BOOK RAOUL.
This sounds like a blend of The Night Circus, Caraval, and Moulin Rouge, which is just the sort of positivity we need in this world right now.
*Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.
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
You know, I love me some YA fantasy, but this one was a mixed bag... and mostly of the disappointing sort. Listen, I dont like giving negative reviews. I just get my expectations so up, and so when theyre dashed, it hurts more. The blurb sounded promising, and the book started off cool, but floundered between 20% and the last 5% (and thats the bulk of it).
**Please, do ...more
My most anticipated read of 2020 did not disappoint!
Where Dreams Descend is a moody and broody, dark and enigmatic, mysterious and magical, seductive and captivating story. It was atmospheric and entrancing and I couldn't get enough!
The angst !! The tension !!
Kallia has been working as a showgirl in a magical club in the woods ever since she was orphaned as a young girl. She is the star of the show and a deep relationship has formed between her and Jack, the master of the club. But she ...more
The Star, the Master, and the Magician aka Kallia, Jack and Demarco. What can I say about these characters and this mysterious world where magic comes at a price and there are far worse creatures lurking behind mirrors?
Where Dreams Descend is a fantasy set in a world where cities are both scary and magical and at the same time exists a forest that also tries to devour one of ...more
Holy cannoli guys! Where Dreams Descend was so freaking good. It was weird for me not wanting to dive into it yesterday but I totally get why - it started off slow. Yes, I had endless questions being formed because of what was happening.. but I was still bored. It was painstakingly slow but it magically got a lot better.
Ha, get it - magically.
Now I'm not a big fan of any kind of love-shape relationship in books.. unless ...more
AND EVEN MORE HYPED NOW BECAUSE LOOK AT THIS COVERRRRRRRRR
2020 releases are killing me with their wonderful, stunning covers
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
You dive into this book and land in a rich world of color, visceral magic and deep mystery. My absolutely only wish for the story would have been to let the reader in on a one or two more details (especially at the end) to help us understand more of the lore/myth of Glorian. It was a little hard to keep up at times.
But none of that matters too much in light of the strong characters ...more
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 Ive read so far in 2020! ...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 bookand ...more
Filled with lush writing, vivid descriptions, morally gray characters, magical competition, dark secrets, dangerous romance, and fierce women fighting the patriarchy, Where Dreams Descend is a stunning debut that feels inspired by the aforementioned properties, and yet very much its own thing. I am kind of obsessed and I need book two asap!
Set in a world where there is little space for female magicians and those who dare too much often ...more
In Where Dreams Descend, you follow Kallia, an ambitious magician who longs to be at the center of a stage, using her magic to surprise and captivate her audience. Her teacher, Jack, has been teaching her tricks but she wants to see ...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!