Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles
Published on August 25, 2020 by Wednesday Books
Characters: 5 / 5
Setting: 5 / 5
Plot: 4 / 5
Pacing: 4 / 5
Writing: 5 / 5
OVERALL SCORE: 4.6 / 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.
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.
Enjoy your day!
Last Girls by Demetra Brodsky
Published May 5, 2020 by Tor Teen
Characters: 2 / 5
Setting: 4 / 5
Plot: 3 / 5
Pacing: 4 / 5
Writing: 3 / 5
OVERALL SCORE: 3.2 / 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.