#99pOnKindle forced myself to choose just one.... Hope this is good as only been half on my radar??
Good second installment for this series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Imagine a world where there are people who have powers like magic that rule over us. Every person not “Skilled” must become a slave for 10 years of their life. How would you handle it? This was a good story with a twist at the end. I enjoyed it and will finish the series just not right now. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Guys I can‘t believe this but — I‘m bailing. The writing is still really good, the characters are pretty engaging, but I just realized a couple of serious flaws in the design of the setting/world, and...I can‘t really un-see them, haha. And also, I‘m just not in the mood for a fantasy dystopia right now. Maybe someday down the road!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ this book has an interesting concept. The fact that if you have any type of magic you are elite and if not....slavery. But only for 10 years, if you‘re lucky. I enjoyed this book, though some of the perspective changes made it feel choppy at times. Definitely will have to read the rest of the series to see what happens next.
I found this book thanks to Litsy and it has me hooked. I must go and add the next book to my tbr. Its an interesting take on the caste system with a dash of magical powers. I loved the characters and I'm worried for them. @astrokaz have you read this one? You know I hate making recommendations, but this could be your cup of tea.
This book reminded me of the Red Queen series meets the Hunger Games in a way. There were some definite typical fantasy and dystopian tropes in there. However, it did keep things fresh and surprised me multiple times which I loved. It was a wonderful novel for its genres and I am looking forward to the remainder of the trilogy. I'm intrigued by many of the characters and am excited to see where things lead.
1. Tagged Book - Gilded Cage by Vic James
2. Rook by Sharon Cameron or A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn
3. March (Graphic novels) by John Lewis
4. Celeste Ng or Leigh Bardugo
The magically skilled Equals run Britain while the unskilled people have to spend ten years of their life working as slaves. This book follows different characters from both sides in their struggle for freedom or power. I‘m curious to see where the series goes.
I listened to this on Audio. The premise of this book is so horrible, it‘s hard to say I enjoyed it, but I did. I‘m glad I read this. An alternative universe where there a skilled people who rule and treat the unskilled people as slaves. Everyone but the skilled have to dedicate 10 years of their lives as slaves. This is a new series and I can‘t wait for the next book to come out, in February 😬 🌟🌟🌟🌟
This was a quick palate cleanser read. Interesting enough premise: in future dystopian Britain, the world is divided into Equals (aristocratic class with magic Skills) and commoners, who have to serve a 10 sentence as a slave sometime during their lives. Thankfully was less YA-y than I was expecting, and I look forward to continuing with the trilogy. Next book comes in out in Feb. Tinges of Red Rising, but on Earth.
#TBRtemptation post 11! The first installment in the Dark Gifts series. Modern-day Britain and magic. Those who have it are the top 1% elite and control everything. Those who don't give 10 years of service--do them when you're old, you won't make it; do them too young, you'll never get over them. The Hadley's enter the service of the Jardines, each family with 3 kids. Magic and the human spirit will collide memorably. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎
Damn! Didn't know this was a trilogy. But yay! So good. More new adult than YA, more dark parts than I had expected. Magical aristocrats, non-magical commoners who are forced to slave for them. Political and magical intrigue, resistance, good and evil, a near-modern world. I love it. Must read Book 2.
HOLY CRAP that was amazing! This is a stunningly rich, darkly beautiful alternate world full of blood, conspiracy, magic & revolution. But while you come for the breath-taking world, you stay for the complex, enigmatic characters. I disliked the romance, though, which felt as though it'd been thrown in as an after-thought, but something tells me it's the wrong romance of the series anyway. This is a dystopian fantasy you won't want to miss! ★★★★☆.
Gilded Cage by Vic James was a highly enjoyable and engaging read. The characters were diverse, complex and interesting, drawing the reader into the story with their unique, converging stories as they careened towards inevitable disaster. Furthermore, the underlying plots and games being played by nearly everyone made for a confusing web of lies and deceit that will be difficult to untangle (4/5).
Still enjoying my lazy Saturday with #Litsypartyofone! I've been in my pajamas all day, and I don't plan on doing anything but read on the couch and eat junk food.📚❤️😸
Enjoying my Friday night with #Litsypartyofone 🍷📚😍
Have a fun night everyone!
Father was planning a debate. Silyen was planning a resurrection. And Gavar was planning a wedding. There was so much wrong with that, Gavar didn‘t know where to start.
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