Captivating words. Enchanting sentences. And gripping paragraphs. These five novels have scrumptious prose ready for devouring and these authors do a fantastic job with writing poetic narratives in their novels to set the mood and scene. The top ranked one is listed at the bottom of the blog. Don’t forget to read my Top Ten posts and over 260 of my book reviews on this site.
#5 Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles (4.6/5 stars)
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.
#4 Sing Me Forgotten by Jessica S. Olson (4.8/5 stars)
Cast into a well at birth for being one of the magical few who can manipulate memories when people sing, she was saved by Cyril, the opera house’s owner. Since that day, he has given her sanctuary from the murderous world outside. All he asks in return is that she use her power to keep ticket sales high—and that she stay out of sight. For if anyone discovers she survived, Isda and Cyril would pay with their lives.
#3 Edgewood by Kristen Ciccarelli (4.9/5 stars)
No matter how far she runs, the forest of Edgewood always comes for Emeline Lark. The scent of damp earth curls into her nose when she sings and moss creeps across the stage. It’s as if the woods of her childhood, shrouded in folklore and tall tales, are trying to reclaim her. But Emeline has no patience for silly superstitions.
#2 House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland (4.9/5 stars)
Iris Hollow and her two older sisters are unquestionably strange. As children, they disappeared on a Scottish city street only to return a month later with no memory of what had happened to them or where they’d been. More troubling, their appearance began to change: their blue eyes now black, their dark hair now white. And as they grew older, odd, eerie occurrences seemed to follow in their wake. People find them disturbingly intoxicating, unbearably beautiful, and inexplicably dangerous.
#1 Music of the Night by Angela J Ford (5/5 stars)
After the death of her father, Aria is left penniless and destitute. To avoid working the streets, she becomes the ward of a Count and moves to a remote town called High Tower. High Tower is a gloomy place with one vivid attraction: the theater. Lords and ladies come from afar to be seduced by a night of unforgettable entertainment.
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Kyra Kozelski “All men deserve to rot in eternal Abyss.” Every male disappeared. Turns out, I did that. Who knew I possessed Magik? However, Jadox Griffin is still here- the only surviving male- a stubborn, annoying soldier who definitely does NOT have eyes to die for. I need his help to return my nephew before it’s too late. But Jadox is hiding something, and a whispered threat is creeping closer with each passing moment. Jadox Griffin Kyra is bold, powerful, and a pain in my ass. Her idiotic wish turns the world of Lodesa upside down. Lying to her is necessary to find the answers I seek. Time is running out. It’s vital to make her believe I’m her only hope left. Except I’m not. And when she finds out the truth, I might be the next to disappear.