Happy Wednesday friends! As part of the blog tour for Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles, today I’ll be sharing my review of this phenomenal book! Plus you’ll get all the details on where, when, and how you can grab your own copy (cause you’ll want one, I promise!)
In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes.
As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next.
The Star: Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she’s the best no matter the cost
The Master: Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and more than one lie told
The Magician: Demarco, the brooding judge with a dark past he can no longer hide
Where Dreams Descend is the startling and romantic first book in Janella Angeles’ debut Kingdom of Cards fantasy duology where magic is both celebrated and feared, and no heart is left unscathed.
My Thoughts about Where Dreams Descend
Where Dreams Descend was/is one of my most anticipated releases of 2020 and I am thrilled to be a part of this blog tour and share my thoughts from the early copy I received from Wednesday Books.
If you’re a fan of Caraval or The Night Circus, Where Dreams Descend is going to suck you in and steal your heart. We follow Kallia, Jack, and Demarco as their worlds collide in a magic competition.
Jack has been the Master of the house where Kallia performs, but she wants more. There has to be something different. When she learns of a magic competition in the nearby town, she runs away to compete. Even though that’s almost unheard of for female magicians.
This book has a lot of girl power! And I loved learning about the magic and how it worked in this world. There’s the fun (ish) competition, but underneath that, everyone seems to be keeping secrets and there’s the mystery of what’s happening to the magicians who are disappearing or getting hurt for no apparent reason.
I really loved reading Where Dreams Descend. I did get stuck a few times in the middle, when a few things that happened didn’t feel completely necessary to the story and made me feel like it just slowed everything down, but all in all it was a fun book to read and I look forward to continuing this series!
About the Author
JANELLA ANGELES is a Filipino-American author who got her start in writing through consuming glorious amounts of fanfiction at a young age—which eventually led to penning a few of her own, and later on, creating original stories from her imagination. A lifelong lover of books, she’s lucky enough to be working in the business of publishing them on top of writing them. She currently resides in Massachusetts, where she’s most likely to be found listening to musicals on repeat and daydreaming too much for her own good. Where Dreams Descend is her first book.