Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles: A Spoiler Free Review

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

Published on August 25, 2020 by Wednesday Books

Kindle Edition

Rating Breakdown

Characters: 5 / 5

Setting: 5 / 5

Plot: 4 / 5

Pacing: 4 / 5

Writing: 5 / 5


I received a free digital copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

In the mysterious city of Glorian, a competition is about to begin. A group of magicians compete to be the next headlining act of the Conquering Circus. Amongst these contestants is Kallia, a daring magician determined to prove that she has a place in the world of show magic. On the run from her powerful and controlling former magic teacher Jack, the master of Hellfire House, a strange club hidden in an even stranger forest, Kallia struggles both for a victory in the competition and her freedom.

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Upcoming Projects

I want to take a minute to talk about some of the things I’ve been working on for this blog. With the events currently going on in the world, I’ve had a lot of spare time to read and plan things out for this blog.

Most of the reviews I have written here are for stand-alone novels or the first book in a series. In the next few months, I’m going to be posting a series of reviews for each novel in The Amberlough Dossier by Lara Elena Donnelly. It will be a four part series, one review for each book in the trilogy, and then a fourth, probably shorter, post wrapping up my general thoughts on the series. I’ve read the first two books before and loved them, but I’m looking forward to rereading them and starting the third book.

I’d also like to do a review series for The Shamer Chronicles by Lene Kaaberol. I read the first two books while I was in high school (out of order for some reason) and I decided to pick it up again. I remember enjoying it but not being able to find the last two books, and hence not finishing the series. I recently purchased the rest of the series in the gorgeous editions from Pushkin Children’s Books. I’ll be following the same format I do for The Amberlough Dossier; a review for each novel and then a wrap-up at the end.

I’ll have a few other reviews sprinkled in between posting the series reviews. At least one of them is already written and is just waiting to be posted.

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Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Winters, an Anthology edited by Sarena Ulibarri

Here is a review I did for Reader Views recently. I love short stories a lot, and Solarpunk Winters is a great collection of them!

Reader Views Book Reviews


Edited by Sarena Ulibarri
World Weaver Press (2020)
ISBN 9781732254688
Reviewed by Skyler Boudreau for Reader Views (05/20)

“Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Winters” is a collection of solarpunk short stories set in a brutal futuristic winter, born through rampant and out of control climate change. The selection of stories included in this anthology provide an optimistic glimpse into a future where humanity works together to rebuild civilization and tackle new problems that have arisen because of a new, harsher winter.

Each story brings something unique to the “Glass and Gardens” collection. Every author provides a different perspective on a wide variety of both current, real world problems, and future disasters that could be brought on by climate change.

“Glass and Gardens” is full optimism; that is the most striking aspect of this anthology. Despite the dramatic changes the Earth has undergone in these futures, the…

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Last Girls by Demetra Brodsky: A Spoiler Free Review

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Last Girls by Demetra Brodsky

Published May 5, 2020 by Tor Teen

Kindle Edition

Rating Breakdown

Characters: 2 / 5

Setting: 4 / 5

Plot: 3 / 5

Pacing: 4 / 5

Writing: 3 / 5


I received a free digital copy of this novel through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Honey Juniper and her sisters have grown up in the world of doomsday prepping. They and their mother are part of a secret coalition that trains its members in survival techniques and collects supplies, hidden in a compound deep in the woods of Washington. Honey soon realizes that the compound isn’t as safe a place as she was led to believe. It’s up to her to protect herself and her sisters from the coalition, which has taken a frightening, cult-like turn.

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