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Where Dreams Descend [Epub] ➣ Where Dreams Descend ➤ Janella Angeles – Natus-physiotherapy.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 Conuering Circus only to find themselves under the threat of an unse In a city covered in ice and ruin a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to Where Dreams PDF or 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 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.

  • Hardcover
  • 464 pages
  • Where Dreams Descend
  • Janella Angeles
  • English
  • 12 February 2015
  • 9781250204356

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 PDF or 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 Massa.



10 thoughts on “Where Dreams Descend

  1. 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

  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 Blog | Instagram | Youtube | Ko fi | Spotify | TwitchBuddy read with May Maëlys Lea ❤❤ Reading Rush 2020

  3. 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 uite popular its fun its daring its dark and it has that magical showmanship uality 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 critiue 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 ARC↠ 4 stars

  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 uestion marks are swimming in your fish tank head and you ask yourself “Did the book finish? But instead of getting revelations I got lost in puzzles” 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 little character building and heart throbbing romance with hot chemistry there are already sparks flying around the characters but they need to be ignited work 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 herOverall 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 learn about the characters’ secrets for justification of their motivations So 35 stars rounded up 4 because of promising fresh start and SPECTACULAR once again world buildingSpecial 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 seuel This is such a great startbloginstagramfacebooktwitter

  5. Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell says:

    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 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 pleasedI 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 25 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 seuel Where Dreams Descend is chocked full of elouent 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 possibly suitors 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 shelf 🤤🤤🤤 Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy

  7. may ➹ may ➹ says:

    15 starsI did not know the true feeling of freedom until I after a whole month of struggling finally finally finished this book—★—Where Dreams Descend follows a girl named Kallia a magician who has only known the world of the Hellfire House and its master Jack Soon she makes her way to the city of Glorian to participate in a magic competition despite pushback against her being a female magician But there are sinister things taking place that might keep Kallia from achieving the one thing she wants—to winThis was a character driven book which I genuinely prefer over plot driven books But it doesn’t work when I don’t connect to the characters and I just didn’t care about Kallia or Demarco I liked that Kallia was powerful and ambitious and I loved seeing her drive and refusal to let the men around her bring her down Demarco on the other hand was very bland and I will be forgetting about him 35 seconds after I write this I didn’t particularly care to see where either of their stories would go—I was content to leave their mysterious pasts unsolved and just get the book over withThe romance made me feel absolutely nothing It gave me nothing When they finally kissed I had an “oh finally” moment but it was less in the “finally they get together” way and in the “finally something happens” way I also thought that perhaps a side character could redeem it for me if not for the main characters or romance but Aaros is included in the first half and then completely forgotten about And while I did like what little was portrayed of their platonic relationship the way he and Kallia became friends was so unbelievable; there was no development whatsoever view spoilerHe tries to pickpocket her and then she just hires him? And then they are so called “best friends” within a week? hide spoiler

  8. megs_bookrack megs_bookrack says:

    25 stars rounded upApparently Where Dreams Descend is my Serpent Dove of 2020 A book everyone else is loving and I'm over here likeAs with SD I really didn't start to enjoy this until around the 80% point Unlike SD however I am not sure if I will pick up the seuel to this once it releasesI'm sad about it I had such high hopes for this but unfortunately it just didn't work for meThe story begins with our protagonist Kallia working as a performer in a club The Hellfire House owned by a mysterious man named JackShe has larger plans for herself however and sets her sights on a magical competition being held in the nearby city of GlorianIn order to enter something a woman wouldn't normally do she must first break free of Jack and the Hellfire HouseMaking her way through the cursed woods alone Kallia makes it to the city and promptly meets a young man Aaros who immediately becomes her best friend confidant and stage assistant He also became in my opinion the best character in the bookAs with any competition there must be judges Enter romantic interest Daron DeMarco a retired stage magician himself who becomes enchanted with Kallia and her powersThere are other competitors as well but of course Kallia far exceeds them all for no apparent reason; both in performance power and overall everything elseOnce the magical competition begins it becomes clear something is off in the city of GlorianOther competitors go missing or are severely injured and Kallia begins to be haunted in her roomsIn spite of the chaos the show must go on and Kallia is determined to win DeMarco watches anxiously from the sidelines as she continually tries to one up her competitionWhile this Dark Magical Fantasy has a lot of elements that should have worked for me it just didn't It felt disjointed and like nothing was really happening even though on page plenty wasI know that makes no sense but it was like the dramatic plot points didn't really matter It was nothing I cared about or felt compelled to know aboutKallia was one of the most arrogant characters I have ever read I understand she was ambitious and needed to be portrayed as strong but it's hard to have an arc showing any growth when the character already claims to know it allNot only was she eons above any of the other contestants she was also skilled than anyone else in the worldOkay enough about that I think it is fairly clear how I feel about KalliaOn a brighter note DeMarco and Aaros were both saving graces for me DeMarco was uite interesting I loved his uiet humility and learning about his backstorySome of the dark moments interested me as well There were some sections involving mirrors or the characters being magically trapped within the town that I found compelling; I wish there had been of thatAs mentioned above around the 80% point I started to feel like the flow was better and I liked where the relationship between Kallia and DeMarco was goingUnfortunately enjoying only 20% of a book isn't enough for me to be able to give it a higher ratingI do think that the story left off in a great place I'm not sure if I will pick the seuel up or not but I will definitely keep it in mind for when the time comesThank you so much to the publisher Wednesday Books for providing me with a copy of this to read and review Although this didn't work for me I am definitely in the minority The World to Me

  9. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    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

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    Book The one who dares most often disappearsMe Yeah that's because the one who dares is most often the one doing stupid sht that gets them in troublei have fallen down the rabbit hole of exploring 2020 releasesno sleep for me| Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram

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