{Review} These Wicked Stars by Catelyn Wilson

October 31, 2022 Reviews, Young Adult 0 ★★★★½

{Review} These Wicked Stars by Catelyn WilsonThese Wicked Stars (The Nightfall Bazaar, #1) by Catelyn Wilson
Pages: 320
on October 31, 2022
Series: The Nightfall Bazaar #1
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
Source: eARC from Author

If you know what you want, you will never find it.

Hazel Blackthorn is an outcast, the bastard daughter of a nameless sailor and a disgraced mother. She will do anything to marry her secret fiancé, Linus, and escape her oppressive life. When Linus announces he must marry her cousin in order to save his family’s crumbling business, Hazel is heartbroken and her hope for the future crushed. But a kind old man offers her salvation: Travel to the mythical Bazaar that visits the island once every thirty years and return before the end of the festival with medicine he needs, and she will have all the riches in the world. Gripped by hope, Hazel accepts.

But in the Bazaar, a place where the gods themselves used to dwell, Hazel can trust nothing. In a world where you can buy time and purchase power, wicked merchants wield cruel magic. As she travels further into the Bazaar, searching for the medicine her benefactor desires, she becomes enmeshed in a game of cat and mouse with the all-powerful King of the Bazaar, a man with a silver-tongue and shadowy past.

As time runs out and the Bazaar threatens to trap Hazel forever, she begins to unravel the mystery of the Bazaar and why the King wants her for himself. But Hazel must decide if her desire for her freedom is worth the cost the Bazaar demands--and if the love she thought she needed is the one she truly deserves.

YA Review My Thoughts
These Wicked Stars is the first book in the Nightfall Bazaar series by @catelyn_writes. This series is perfect for fans of Caraval by Stephanie Garber, Dance of Thieves by Mary E Pearson, Lightlark by Alex Aster. I was completely swept away by the magic and secrets held in the Nightfall Bazaar.
The Bazaar is a secret magical place that comes once every 30 years when all of the planets align. It is said that those enter the Bazaar almost never return, and within it’s gates you can find anything you desire…for a price.
These Wicked Stars completely swept me off my feet. I loved the mystery behind the Bazaar and its’ inhabitants and Hazel was a wonderful main character. The story did have a big caraval vibe, which I also loved and the slow burn romance was an added bonus. My favorite thing about this book is that it kept morphing and changing into something different. This book was well written, with a magical and sinister world with rich characters and secrets galore. I can’t recommend These Wicked Stars enough. I loved this book and I need book 2 right now!



Michelle @ Book Briefs

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