When Night Breaks (Kingdom of Cards #2) by Janella Angeles

Posted October 2, 2021 by jrsbookr in Fantasy / 0 Comments

When Night Breaks (Kingdom of Cards #2)  by Janella Angeles

by janella angeles
When Night Breaks (Kingdom of Cards #2)  by Janella AngelesWhen Night Breaks Series: Kingdom of Cards #2
Published by St. Martin's Publishing Group on October 5, 2021
Source: Netgalley Arc
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic, Young Adult Fiction / Performing Arts / General
Pages: 480
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Format: Ebook Arc
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In Janella Angeles's When Night Breaks, the dramatic last act of the Kingdom of Cards duology, the stage is set, the spectacle awaits... and the show must finally come to an end.

The competition has come to a disastrous end, and Daron Demarco’s fall from grace is front-page news. But little matters to him beyond Kallia, the contestant he fell for who is now missing and in the hands of a dangerous magician. Daron is willing to do whatever it takes to find her. Even if it means unearthing secrets that lead him on a treacherous journey, risking more than his life and with no promise of return.

After falling through the mirror, Kallia has never felt more lost, mourning everything she left behind and the boy she can’t seem to forget. Only Jack, the magician who has all the answers but can’t be trusted, remains at her side. Together, they must navigate a dazzling world where mirrors show memories and illusions shadow every corner, ruled by a powerful showman who’s been waiting for Kallia to finally cross his stage. But beneath the glamour of dueling headliners and never-ending revelry, a sinister force falls like night over everyone, with the dark promise of more—more power beyond Kallia’s wildest imagination, and at a devastating cost.

The truth will come out, a kingdom must fall, hearts will collide.

And the show must finally come to an end.


Kalia, Daron, and Jack have a unique casting of characters. The ending of book one separates two of these and brings two back together, involving a mirror? Mirrors play a huge role in this two-book series that encapsulates two worlds, but which is the true one? From the fantastic competition in book one to the stakes of saving the world in book two, I was on the edge of my seat at the turn of each page. Book one magic is centered around performance magic, whereas in book two, we see magic in combat and duels. Also, the aspect that those who live in Glorian remember nothing about the time before they came to be there and masks it very easy for a puppet master or (dealer) to pull strings and have everything seem perfect on the surface. The author shares her talent of descriptions of extraordinary magical feats, flashy fashion as we travel this mirror world that Kalia and Jack fell into at the end of book one. This one doesn’t disappoint, and I highly recommend it.



About janella angeles

Janella Angeles is a Filipino-American author who got her start in writing through consuming glorious amounts of fanfiction at a young age–which eventually led to penning a few of her own, and later on, creating original stories from her imagination. A lifelong lover of books, she’s lucky enough to be working in the business of publishing them on top of writing them. She currently resides in Massachusetts, where she’s most likely to be found listening to musicals on repeat and daydreaming too much for her own good. WHERE DREAMS DESCEND is her debut novel

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Overall: 4.5