Gilded Cage - Vic James

Book Title:  Gilded Cage

Author:  Vic James

Series:  Dark Gifts #1

Genre:  Dystopian-ish, Fantasy-ish

Publisher:  Random House Publishing Group -Ballantine

Source:   I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

 

 

 

 

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♪♫MY PICK FOR BOOK THEME SONG♫♪
♫ Tear Down the Wall by Art of Dying --This is really for Leah who is the MC of the prologue, but it's pretty fitting for the rest of the book too.♫

 

 

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

 

Plot:  5/5

Characters:  5/5

The Feels:  4/5

Addictiveness:  4/5

Theme:  5/5

Flow:  2/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Ending:  4/5  Cliffhanger:  YES!!!

 

Will I continue this series?  Hhmmm…I'm still deciding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

⇝My Thoughts⇜

 

Gilded Cage has this whole modern/historical/feel to it.  Mixed with a witch/superhuman/monster thing. 

 

 I believe this has everything it needs to be great, plot wise, anyway.  It missed the mark somewhat for me.  It might be that it's too British for me or it might be that it has so many words that I was clueless about.  I didn't get why the author would want to use so many odd words in her story, it seemed over the top to me.  But, maybe that falls into the whole too-British thing.  I don't know???  All I know is I struggled with the flow. 

 I love the cover for this, it's absolutely stunning.  The world it's set in is exceptionally shocking and somewhat intimidating too.  So much so, that I really wish I hadn't struggled with reading it, because I wanted to love it completely.