Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards, #1) by Janella Angeles

Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards, #1)

A debut fantasy duology pitched as The Phantom of the Opera meets Moulin Rouge, the story follows Hellfire House's star showgirl who, haunted by a dark past, must enter a magician's competition in order to secure her freedom from the handsome, enigmatic keeper of the club, even as mysterious accidents seem to plague her every move.

Details Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards, #1)

TitleWhere Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards, #1)
Release DateJun 2nd, 2020
PublisherWednesday Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards, #1)

  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    Loveeed the atmosphere and tension! More thoughts to come soon :) Pssst. Visit me on Instagram!
  • Alexa
    But really, is there any better feeling for a reader than diving into a novel you are highly anticipating and having it be as excellent as you’d hoped?
  • Amanda
    The excerpt destroyed me, I cannot wait to see the rest!!!! Update: I'm sad for everyone who hasn't read this dark gem yet! We've waited too long for stories about women magicians and Kallia will steal any show. Her fiery ambition drives this story and I don't know what I loved more, everything about her, or everything about the magical world she explores through her performances. This is a breath of fresh air for anyone who wants something new i...
  • AO
    I had the absolute pleasure and privilege to read this novel in its most recent incarnation, and world, get ready for the magnificence of WHERE DREAMS DESCEND. Gorgeous prose, high drama, sizzling romantic tension, and magic & mayhem, this book completely swept me away, from start to its heart-stopping finish. Kallia is a fierce & confident heroine whose journey to take control of her own life is an inspiring and fist-pumping journey of fulfillme...
  • Alexis Stankewitz
    *Thank you to Goodreads and Wednesday Books for providing me with a ARC of Where Dreams Descend in exchange for an honest review* I'm going to be honest, I blindly put this on my tbr and didn't really think much of it until I won a GG of this book. It was...ok. I like the worldbuilding.
  • Lindsay Card
    I really enjoyed this book! I won an advanced copy in a Goodreads giveaway. It was intriguing right from the beginning, and I never got bored with the story. It also had interesting, mysterious characters. I especially love characters that seem good and then bad, and then you can't decide and can't wait to find out—which this story had. I also love any book with magic and a bit of romance. This had both—the magic system and storyline were all...
  • SS
    If you liked The Night Circus, I think the chances are good that you will enjoy Where Dreams Descend. While the writing isn’t as elegant or lyrical as in Night Circus, this book is still beautifully written. This is the story of a young, orphaned woman raised in isolation at a club in the woods. She holds powerful magic, but her life is more one of illusion than reality.The world building is fantastic. It’s magical, filled with forgotten past...
  • Elizabeth Campbell
    I wish i could give this 3.5 stars, but alas that isn't an option. If I was rating this book on the last 1/3 of the Advanced Reader Copy Uncorrected Bound Manuscript I received as a Goodreads Giveaway it would've gotten a 5. The 1st 2/3 of this book I frankly didn't enjoy. The world building going on seemed too slow paced, I didn't like or care about any of the characters, and there was nothing I was rooting for in the story line. Then the final ...
  • Destiny
    I received this gorgeous arc through the Goodreads Giveaway. The synopsis one-liner was enough to get me hooked and the book itself did not disappoint. The way the story is set up draws the reader in with its spellbinding build of intrigue and magic. The book reads like a dark song. I'm sure the second book will be just as lovely.
  • Ariella
    I’m so happy I got the honor to read an advanced copy! This novel was stunning. Absolutely stunning. Beautiful writing and character developments. I can’t believe I’m going to have to wait what will feel like an eternity for book #2!