Friday, April 14, 2017

Gilded Cages by Vic James - Book Review

Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts, #1)Gilded Cage by Vic James
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Published February 14th 2017 by Del Rey Books

Not all are free. Not all are equal. Not all will be saved.

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 the 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?

Thought while reading: I'm having the same thoughts and feelings for this book that I did for another and I'm wondering if I can just repeat most of that review."
Part of review I was thinking about: I was really hoping this would be a standalone. Mainly, because, at some point I did not want to invest any more time towards it.
It didn't really grab me. It just "was".

I never really found myself caring for any of the characters. Probably because we don't get much time with any one to actually know who they are.

Whatever background that led to the life everyone lives left me lost and confused. Why exactly do they have to serve ten years? And who decided it? Probably a big reason I didn't enjoy either, I had no clue what the overall point of the overall plot was.

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