20 upcoming YA books we can’t wait to read in 2020

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Where Dreams Descend – Janella Angeles

Any time any book is described as a combination of Moulin Rouge, The Night Circus and The Phantom of the Opera, well. I’m going to break down doors to read that story.

So, suffice it to say I’m really looking forward to Janella Angeles’ debut novel Where Dreams Descendthe lush first installment in her Kingdom of Cards duology. A romantic, secret-fueled tale about a magical circus, a glittering showgirl and lots of masks and secret identities, there’s a lot here to grab your attention from the first page.

(Don’t believe me? Read an excerpt for yourself.)

The official synopsis feels kind of vague, but intriguing enough to make readers want to know more.

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 Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes.

As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next.

The Star: Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she’s the best no matter the cost

The Master: Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and more than one lie told

The Magician: Demarco, the brooding judge with a dark past he can no longer hide

Where Dreams Descend is available June 2.

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