Title: These Wicked Stars
Series: Nightfall Bazaar Series #1
Author’s Name: Catelyn Wilson
Publisher: Independently Published
Genre: YA/NA Fantasy
Author or Book Website: N/A
Link to Amazon purchase page: These Wicked Stars: Book one in the Nightfall Bazaar Series: Wilson, Catelyn: Amazon.com: Books
Link to Goodreads: These Wicked Stars (The Nightfall Bazaar, #1) by Catelyn Wilson | Goodreads
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
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.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have to start off by saying the world-building in this novel is amazing. It enhances the novel and pushes the story forward instead of weighing it down which sometimes happens. I do have to say I did not like Hazel all that much at the beginning of the story, but as she continues on her journey to find the healing water to get back that love she wants. She meets a lot of interesting characters along the way. I can’t wait to see what happens next after that ending. I will not spoil it for it is something that has to be experienced.
My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars