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    Where Dreams Descend PDF/EPUB µ Where Dreams Epub / darkness comes for them nextThe Star Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she s the best no matter the costThe Master Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and than one lie toldThe 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."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 464 pages
  • Where Dreams Descend
  • Janella Angeles
  • English
  • 09 July 2019
  • 1250204356

10 thoughts on “Where Dreams Descend

  1. jessica jessica says:

    i have a very strong feeling this novel will be making its way into book subscription boxes this summer its definitely one i can see becoming quite popular its fun, its daring, its dark, and it has that magical showmanship quality that i have been missing sincecaravalandthe night circusi 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 i have a very strong feeling this novel will be making its way into book subscription boxes this summer its definitely one i can see becoming quite popular its fun, its daring, its dark, and it has that magical showmanship quality that i have been missing sincecaravalandthe night circusi 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 stronger and really played into the whole moody and broody tone, it wouldnt feel so juvenile i understand this is YA, but it seems as if the story is holding back, which is a disservice to itself and its potential overall, this completely scratched my circus itch and i cant wait to see how everything is resolved in the next book thank you so much to wednesday books for the ARC4 stars


  2. Melanie Melanie says:

    OwlCrate s June 2020 Box ALL THE WORLD S A STAGE My Rep Code MEL10 i enjoyed this one, and the settings and descriptions were so beautiful rtc


  3. chai ♡ chai ♡ says:

    you cannot look me in the eyes and tell me this book is a combination of Moulin Rouge and Phantom of the Opera with a dash of Erin Morgenstern s The Night Circus and not deliver on such a ballsy premise that s grounds for a lawsuit


  4. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    A delicious mash up of Phantom of the opera, Moulin Rouge and Chris Nolan s Prestige nope, there are no big twist and twins, just relax and enjoy the magic of the story 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 rev A delicious mash up of Phantom of the opera, Moulin Rouge and Chris Nolan s Prestige nope, there are no big twist and twins, just relax and enjoy the magic of the story 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 revelations, I got lost inpuzzles Well actually I m starting the strong parts of the book which I truly like Its mysterious, eccentric, exotic world building, dark, conniving, and also intriguing pacing, dynamism of trio MCs picked my interest from the beginning BUT here are the weakest points that I found The book circles around three powerful, strong willed, charismatic characters but at some parts I found them so immature, especially the hard boiled heroine turned into arrogant bitch when she competes with the other magicians and we don t have much clue about characteristics about heroes especially Jack I think the author left the most of their stories and secrets to the other installment and keep us in the dark so we may wonder and continue to read their stories Well, a littlecharacter building and heart throbbing romance withhot chemistry there are already sparks flying around the characters but they need to be ignitedwork better for me Kallia ferocious, ambitious, skilled magician, orphaned works as showgirl in a magical club since her childhood She is rising star yes, Nicole Kidman s Satine appears in your head of show business and she has undeniable attraction with the master of the club, enigmatic Jack club master always reminds me Tom Ellis Lucifer Morningstar At least when you give his face to the character, you keep giggling when you read his chapters who is doing whatever it takes to protect her But he can be so manipulative and keep so many secrets into himself And we re introduced with Daron Demarco great name choice was a successful magician till he stopped performing two years ago Something earth shattering happened in his life but we have no idea what it is For fixing the damage and paying his penance, he accepts to be judge of a magical competition named Spectaculore I don t know it s another reference of Moulin Rouge because as you may remember, Evan McGregor s Christian character was play writer and his play he wants to write for Satine was Spectacular Spectacular And Kallia learns about this magical competition so she wants to participate immediately But the competition takes place in the nearby town and going there alone is a big challenge for the young woman like her As you may imagine she accepts challenge and participates the competition, defeating her rivalries And of course a sparkling romance and attraction between her and our mysterious judge Daron confuses hell of her.Overall this is promising, exhilarating, volatile, mysterious, dazzling reading I cut my points because of not enough layered characterization and lack of clues to capture the story s direction we left in the pitch black forest and we need an urgent flashlight to learnabout the characters secrets for justification of their motivations So 3.5 stars rounded up 4 because of promising, fresh start and SPECTACULAR once again world building Special thanks to NetGalley and St Martin s Press for sharing this intriguing ARC with me in exchange my honest review I m looking forward to read the sequel This is such a great start bloginstagramfacebooktwitter


  5. Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestReading this book is like eating a cake covered in molded fondant At first, you think, Oh, this looks quite pretty and nice I can t wait to eat it But then as soon as you bite in, you realize that it actually doesn t taste all that nice and it s all just empty, molded sugar The writing in WHERE DREAMS DESCEND is lovely, with some truly beautiful passages, but it doesn t quite flow naturally and there s a calculated edge to this pro Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestReading this book is like eating a cake covered in molded fondant At first, you think, Oh, this looks quite pretty and nice I can t wait to eat it But then as soon as you bite in, you realize that it actually doesn t taste all that nice and it s all just empty, molded sugar The writing in WHERE DREAMS DESCEND is lovely, with some truly beautiful passages, but it doesn t quite flow naturally and there s a calculated edge to this prose that ends up coming across as overly ornate at times, to the point where he picked up his cup of coffee might turn into his elegantly manicured hands lifted his porcelain cup with a neat flick of his wrist, causing the drink to slosh menacingly against the sides Nobody was rooting for WHERE DREAMS DESCEND like I was I m trash for Moulin Rouge and I m pretty sure there s a jar floating around here overflowing with quarters that I ve had to put into it for mentioning Phantom of the Opera way too many times in conversation A marriage between these two in a sort of pseudo historical costume fantasy novel seemed like a really, really fun idea Plus, the synopsis of this book teased at a dark eroticism that so many YA books lack I was absolutely THRILLED when I got my ARC Thrilled .I actually first started reading this book all the way back in March with my friend Heather, who presciently bailed I toiled on for two months, but kept putting the book down and forgetting about it The opening is great Kallia is a girl living in a place called the Hellfire House, giving magical stage performances Her mentor, who might also be her captor, is an incredibly handsome and dangerously powerful magician named Jack One day, she finds out that he s betrayed her in the worst way and flees to the nearby city of Glorian to seek her fortune in a magical competition.And thus, the story begins I think it might actually just be easier to list out my qualms in bullet form Like Phantom of the Opera, there is a love triangle Ugh, ugh, ugh So Jack is obviously the Phantom and the Raoul character is one of the judges of the magic competition, a tortured ex magician named Demarco, who is basically a sad boy in a suit Like PoTO, the heroine doesn t have any romantic interactions with the man I wanted her to Demarco just came across as a pale imitation of Jack, who I actually really liked She also has a male assistant named Aaros she becomes close with, and I m not really clear if he s completely platonic or might reveal himself as a love interest, in which case, this could very well turn into a love pyramid Kallia is a strong heroine but no other woman is allowed to rival her This is a very male centric fantasy world Women aren t allowed to do magic, so naturally it s quite scandalous that Kallia is as powerful as she is, and much of the novel is her fighting against the ingrained sexism of this world This also means that we don t see any other strong female characters, unless you count the Rita Skeeter reporter who shows up in the last quarter, or her sort of friend, a circus attraction character with a unique affliction The only other character we see a lot of is the daughter of Glorian s mayor, Janette, who is portrayed as a shrieking, giggling, party obsessed, man stealing hussy who hates Kallia for being awesome and slut shames or glares her as much as possible The magic doesn t really make sense I feel like this book is a bit like THE NIGHT CIRCUS in that there s no solid magic system Magic just happens and it looks pretty or is scary , but there aren t really spells and the learning process is confusing and unclear I was also really confused about the world building, and by the end of the book, I was no clearer on why mirrors were dangerous, or what the mysterious forces in Glorian were, or how all of this magic actually worked It was confusing The writing is gorgeous but goes way over the top I address this in my introductory paragraph I do think this author has a lot of potential and part of this might be the usual debut jitters, but it really distracted from the narrative at times Which brings me to the last point It felt like this book was way longer than it needed to be Which is partially due to the overwritten passages, but also due to the fact that because there really isn t a plot apart from Kallia wants to be the best magician ever but mysterious bad things keep happening I would have liked to see a tighter narrative with a story line that flowed linearly, instead of just kind of flowing wherever it pleased.I might read the second book in this series and I m certainly curious to see how this author grows as she continues to write, but this was not a favorite of mine Others might like it, though It definitely has that pretty fiction fantasy vibe that has made authors like Renee Ahdieh so popular I can see this becoming very polarized among its audience, with those that love it really loving it, and those who don t dropping it without finishing I checked out some of the preliminary reviews for this book, positive and negative, and to my shock, I actually wholeheartedly agreed with the points of both So read the reviews and see what people are saying, and then decide if this book is for you Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 2.5 stars


  6. Chelsea Humphrey Chelsea Humphrey says:

    This is an absolutely solid debut, and one that I may have rated just a tad higher if it hadn t fallen prey to the long winded, slow moving format that feels as though it s sole purpose is in propping up the sequel Where Dreams Descend is chocked full of eloquent prose, whimsical atmosphere, and a permeating darkness which confirms the The Phantom of the Opera meets Moulin Rouge description to be spot on While intrigued by the romance, I m still debating whether this series will feature a love This is an absolutely solid debut, and one that I may have rated just a tad higher if it hadn t fallen prey to the long winded, slow moving format that feels as though it s sole purpose is in propping up the sequel Where Dreams Descend is chocked full of eloquent prose, whimsical atmosphere, and a permeating darkness which confirms the The Phantom of the Opera meets Moulin Rouge description to be spot on While intrigued by the romance, I m still debating whether this series will feature a love triangle or possiblysuitors, so I didn t feel able to fully commit to a ship just yet The ending is gripping, and had me doing the grabby hands I need it now dance in the most dramatic way for the next installment Janella Angeles has real talent, and I can see this book blowing up into one of the most beloved YA fantasy novels of 2020 If you enjoy atmospheric reads that feature a strong female lead, I encourage you to pick up Where Dreams Descend and try it out for yourself You won t regret having that gorgeous cover on your shelfMany thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.


  7. Helena of Eretz ✰ Helena of Eretz ✰ says:

    I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, courtesy of NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.So, you re telling meI have to wait a year to find out how it ends Greattttt, just greatttt Well, this was everything I didn t know I wanted Rather than being influenced by Phantom of the Opera and Moulin Rouge, aka two of my favourite musicals, it seemed to beof a mashup of Caraval and Ace of Shades It had all of the mysterious and magical vibes that those two series I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, courtesy of NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.So, you re telling meI have to wait a year to find out how it ends Greattttt, just greatttt Well, this was everything I didn t know I wanted Rather than being influenced by Phantom of the Opera and Moulin Rouge, aka two of my favourite musicals, it seemed to beof a mashup of Caraval and Ace of Shades It had all of the mysterious and magical vibes that those two series are famous for I liked the romance, but wasn t necessarily blown away by it either Rather, I liked the respect and rapport they had with each other It felt very authentic, so I m looking forward to seeing how their relationship will develop especially when taking that ENDING into consideration mindblown But mainly, I just liked Kallia as a character She was so spunky and didn t have a care in the world about what others thought of her She knew what she wanted and was ambitious enough to chase after it, even when all the odds were decidedly stacked against her The quote that stuck with me the most was Magician or not, we ve always lived in a series of boys clubs we re not allowed to enterWe re told we re simply lucky to be in the room, as long as we stay quiet Make even a little murmur, and it s like we ve disturbed the order of life itself Not only was this a beautifully crafted fantasy, but it was also an important discussion of gender equality and feminism Despite being as good as, or even better, than their male colleagues in the work force, women still have to fight twice as hard to even be heard, much less receive equal recognition for our successes I really liked that timely issues such as this, as women still work as hard today as they have in the past to break the glass ceiling , was included in the novel I highly recommend picking up this novel when it releases I m already counting down the days until its sequel is available for me to get my hands on


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Where Dreams Descend[Reading] ➽ Where Dreams Descend By Janella Angeles – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 u In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to Where Dreams Epub / find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenesAs each act becomes and risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them nextThe Star Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she s the best no matter the costThe Master Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and than one lie toldThe 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.


About the Author: Janella Angeles

Janella Angeles is a Filipino American author who got her start in writing through consuming glorious amounts of fanfiction at a young Where Dreams Epub / 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 She is represented by Thao Le of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency WHERE DREAMS DESCEND, Book in her debut fantasy Kingdom of Cards duology, will be out June , from Wednesday Books.