Hello Lovelies! Today is the release day of this beautiful book, Where Dreams Descend. I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to read an ARC of this book early for review. This has become a favorite book this year and I am so happy to say that it is out in the world today! Please go check it out if you haven’t already.
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.
THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW. MY SPOILER FILLED REVIEW WILL BE POSTED SOON
This book was nothing like I thought it was going to be. I didn’t have a lot of expectations going into it because I didn’t know much about the story itself. I had heard that this book was supposedly a Phantom of the Opera and Moulin Rouge mashup, but I haven’t seen either one of those so I was really in the dark on what this story was going to be about. I think that ultimately served me very well because I was completely in the dark on where the story was going to go and that made the plot twists that much more shocking.
This ultimately ended up being a really solid read for me. This universe and the storyline are both very and truly unique. I also found a lot of the characters to be likeable and interesting. With the said, I did have some issues with the main character, Kallia. She just wasn’t that relatable or my cup of tea.
I definitely have a lot of theories for the next installment, but I think all of those theories are probably going to be turned on their heads based on this book.
*I received an ARC copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
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.
Other Books in the Series:
Book 2 – TBA