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Hello fairy friends!
Happy Monday, I hope you all have a good day! Welcome to day 1 of the January Adult Book readalong of The City of Stardust by Georgia Summers. I am super excited to be reading this with you all!
Before we start, how are you all doing? I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready to explore this new fantasy world with me!
Since today is day 1, we’ll be reading from the beginning to the end of chapter 10. Make sure you are comfy then we can begin!
When you’ve finished today’s section, catch up with me in the comments down below so we can discuss the beginning of the book. Happy reading!
Please be warned, the following section will include spoilers for The City of Stardust by Georgia Summers from the beginning to the end of Chapter 10. Please only read on if you have finished this section!
Starting strong with a quote before the prologue, I wonder if it is foreshadowing something?
A woman who smells like vanilla is stealing children? That is not good at all.
I can’t believe the woman is leaving her child and then magically disappears into the air via a key.
Is the house alive? It seemed more settled once Gabriel entered.
Wait, they are taking care of and trying to hide their niece from the woman who will take her?
The woman who steals the children is called Penelope, but why are they so civil? What does she hold over them?
I wonder why she has an assistant. Also, what does she want the Everly’s for?
10 years to find someone, I am unsure if they will be able to do it as I feel like she is hidden well for a reason.
Every single generation an Everly is taken, I want to know why though. I hate not knowing things!
Aleksander showed her magic in the marble and I wonder how he manages to show her the galaxy from this tiny ball. Does Violet have magic?
Penelope is such an interesting character, I want to learn more about her!
Why would her assistant choose not to show her the magic? I have so many questions.
Where is Marianne Everly?
Now we are finally getting Violet as an older character!
I can’t believe she has never left the Everly house and has only seen like 4/5 people in her entire life.
My heart breaks for her that her mother has not come home or may not ever.
There is a city in the guest room? And her uncle just vanished into it? I am intrigued! I hope she goes on an adventure soon!
Is Fidelis the city that Violet has seen? There are only certain keys to get there, otherwise everyone is trapped.
Penelope I believe framed that boy for stealing the key, this is very telling of her character.
I find the magic very interesting; there is a material that can be transformed and dreamers have a golden glow around them.
I wonder where Aleksander lived before he was in Fidelis?
If Fidlelis cradles other worlds does that mean there is more than earth? Is this going to be a portal magic system? I can’t wait!
They have no time left before Penelope comes for Violet, I wonder if Marianne is going to be able to break the curse?
Now we know Penelope seems to report to something else she calls a monster? I wonder why she is a star-daughter?
Violet has aged up again to 21, this first part of the book is moving fast! Wait she has left the house and works in a cafe now?
I want to know what happened in the past 4 years once she confronted her uncle about her lack of education.
Aleksander is in the same cafe is this a coincidence or does he go there on purpose?
I love that this is set during modern times with a whimsical hint to it!
He waits for her at the cafe and he will come back to talk to her, I am loving this. I hope he doesn’t hurt her as she only wants adventure.
The city is named in a fairytale book from her mum, I wonder if she was trying to prepare her.
It is very interesting to learn more about this city, and how they have to get resources from elsewhere to stay afloat. But what I find even more interesting is that Aleksander was hand-picked by Penelope to be her assistant…
Nooooo not Aleksander meeting Violet on purpose to find out more about her and her mum. This betrayal will hurt her!
Penelope does not seem like the nicest woman as she wants to get rid of Aleksander’s compassion. She is running experiments on other scholars or is she promising ill scholars a cure for their ailment?
I wonder how Marianne is beating Penelope and over what?
I like that the magic system can only be used by those with a certain key, and you have to have visited that location previously.
I feel like Violet can manipulate the reveurite if she got taught as her uncles and mother seem to be able to use it.
I hate that Aleksander keeps trying to dig for information but I am glad she is not telling him anything! He is so in the dark about certain things and does not seem to wish for anything of his own.
I wish Aleksander would stand up for himself as he has had years of abuse at Penelope’s hand and it will only carry on.
Now that he knows Violet is a very powerful dreamer, I wonder if he will see that Penelope has lied to him.
OMG DID SHE JUST FEED HIM TO A CREATURE???
I am so intrigued that she called Tamriel her cousin! Is she part astral or full? I wonder if she eats the Everlys to keep herself young and alive.
She did not just leave the monster hidden away to rot, she is vicious. I am even more excited now!
The end of this section just got me even more intrigued by the story!
We have been given lots of information but not all of it has connected!
What do you think of Violet so far?
Do you like this new fantasy world?
How are you feeling about Penelope right now?
So excited to keep reading this one with you, fairies!