ARC Gilded Cage by Vic James

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Expected Publication: February 14, 2017



Our world belongs to the Equals—aristocrats with magical gifts—and all commoners must serve them for ten years.

But behind the gates of England’s grandest estate lies a power that could break the world.

A girl thirsts for love and knowledge.
Abi is a servant to England’s most powerful family, but her spirit is free. So when she falls for one of their noble-born sons, Abi faces a terrible choice. Uncovering the family’s secrets might win her liberty—but will her heart pay the price?
A boy dreams of revolution.
Abi’s brother, Luke, is enslaved in a brutal factory town. Far from his family and cruelly oppressed, he makes friends whose ideals could cost him everything. Now Luke has discovered there may be a power even greater than magic: revolution.
And an aristocrat will remake the world with his dark gifts.

He is a shadow in the glittering world of the Equals, with mysterious powers no one else understands. But will he liberate—or destroy?

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Note: We received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I struggled a little bit with the concept of the book: slavery in a modern world.  I had a little bit of a hard time reconciling a place with such advancement in technology with that of such a retrograde concept of slavery. Somehow, for me, these two different things just don’t go that well together which somehow made me work harder reading it than other books. Or I just lack a little imagination. Okay, fine. I might probably just maybe have a certain resistance to change or when status quo gets challenge. So, what I am trying to say is I actually applaud Ms. James’ ingenuity with coming up this.

Okay. I’m back. Next! I really like that there are numerous POVs! I love that I got to be inside the heads of several characters. Ms. James did it in such manner that I was able to get a little bit of everyone while still maintaining the flow of the story. But I would probably love it more if the story would concentrate on only a few main characters because the danger was the story could have the tendency to be “scattered.” Now, now. I am in no way an expert. This is just a personal preference. More Silyen though, please! 😉

Argh! This book will be released in a two mere days but I am already waiting with a bated breath and counting the days until I can get my hands on the next book!

Gilded Cage is an awesome first book in a series that will definitely make us captives in its imaginative world!



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Fans of Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen.


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