"A stunning clarion call of a debut novel that dwells in curses, magic, and gods as it explores the effects of love and betrayal."
This LoveReading Star Book is a richly imaginative and beautiful story of love, betrayal, gods and magic. Violet Everly attempts to break an age-old family curse and finds herself in mortal danger as she enters a realm set aside from our own. Georgia Summers has created the most wondrous world in which this novel is set. She sends words dancing, feather-light across the page yet each has the ability to pierce and punch and send emotions flying. I dropped so deeply into the story, I actually felt light-headed when I emerged. The magic within feels raw and real, while the gods are just as I would imagine, otherworldly, set-apart, and so dismissive of humanity. The characters became known and a part of me, they’re authentically complex and capable of wreaking havoc or acts of immense kindness. It ensured that I was kept teetering on the brink of understanding, with my heart in my mouth on more than one occasion. The smallest of notes sound and carry, while the plot writhes and slinks and powers towards the ending. I just had to choose this novel as one of my Liz Picks of the Month, and simply can’t wait to see what follows. The City of Stardust, a wonderfully provocative and spellbinding debut overflowing with heart and magic, comes as highly recommended by our team.