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Read & Download Where Dreams Descend 109 ¼ 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 Conuering 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 uNumber 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 to. Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestReading this book is like eating a cake covered in molded fondant At first you think Oh this looks uite 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 uite 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 sidesNobody 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 uarters 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 competitionAnd thus the story begins I think it might actually just be easier to list out my ualms 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 uite 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 uarter or her sort of friend a circus attraction character with a uniue 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 e

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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 Conuering Circus only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenesAs each act becomes and risky and the. 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

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Where Dreams DescendLdThe 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 unscath. Hey all I've read my way through 200 books to bring you this Booktube Video all about the Best 2020 Books so far this year Annnd here's the June OwlCrate Unboxing Video The theme this round was All the World's a Stage featuring this lovely nekkid book and a handful of gorgeous bookish goodiesI'm still reading it and absolutely loving it but in the meantime check out my OwlCrate Book Unboxing Video to see my thoughts on this box The Written Review “Strange how applause was just noise when you were all alone” Kallia has spent her entire life in a gilded cage performing feats of magic night after night for Jack the club ownerAll Kallia has ever dreamed about is going to the city to perform in the daring feats and become a headlinerAfter a particularly memorable show Kallia discovers that Jack has been deliberately manipulating her memory to prevent her from leaving his show She escapes but barely and makes it to the city only to find that her dreams and what passes as reality in the magical town do not align at allI loved so many elements of this bookThe magic was interesting Kallia was mostly an intriguing main characterbut I did have trouble sinking into it at the beginning It felt like there was a lot that was handed to Kallia and not enough of that was a struggleBut the I read the that turned around I began to become and invested in the book and ultimately couldn't put it down