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The Gilded Cage
The Gilded Cage | Lynette Noni
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Kiva trades one cage for another when she leaves behind a deadly prison for a deceptive palace in this dark and dangerous sequel to The Prison Healer, which Sarah J. Maas called "a must-read." Kiva Meridan is a survivor. She survived not only Zalindov prison, but also the deadly Trial by Ordeal. Now Kivas purpose goes beyond survival to vengeance. For the past ten years, her only goal was to reunite with her family and destroy the people responsible for ruining their lives. But now that she has escaped Zalindov, her mission has become more complicated than ever. As Kiva settles into her new life in the capital, she discovers she wasnt the only one who suffered while she was in Zalindovher siblings and their beliefs have changed too. Soon its not just her enemies shes keeping secrets from, but her own family as well. Outside the city walls, tensions are brewing from the rebels, along with whispers of a growing threat from the northern kingdoms. Kivas allegiances are more important than ever, but shes beginning to question where they truly lie. To survive this time, shell have to navigate a complicated web of lies before both sides of the battle turn against her and she loses everything.
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Bookfan1414
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What the actual (insert appropriate curse word here.) The audacity. The duplicity. The downright childish behavior of supposed adults.

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Helenubed
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Kiva gave me a hard time with her naiv decisions which at the end turned really bad for her I wish she had chosen wisely.Kiva is in a hard situation she has to choose between her family and Jarens family. Just as her sister said: „You need to choose. It's him or us. Them or us.You can't have it both ways.“.listen to her either go to your family and betray Jaren, or be with Jaren and betray your family, at least this way you can keep one of them.

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Helenubed
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„Trust is the first ingredient in a recipe for betrayal,“

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Gissy
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Read first days of August-2nd book in this trilogy. Wow! Another fast read. So many twists but some were predictable but didn‘t low my motivation to continue reading the story. Kiva can be annoying in this book. Waiting to read book three but it has to be next month😩
3.8/4⭐️

Gissy Last book for Orilius Readathon (Spring Equinox) Career-Healer
Class-Restoration=Cure Wounds=book featuring healers

August 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
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Lovelylottereader
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Unbelievable.
I (foolishly) thought that having read this book before, it wouldn‘t impact me as much. I was wrong. This remains one of my favorites and I love everything about it, even—as much as I hate to admit it—the cliffhanger ending. It was PAINFUL to read, but amazingly written and makes me not want to wait before starting the last book!
5⭐️

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Lovelylottereader
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I‘m going to finish by offering my unending gratitude to everyone who read The Prison Healer and loved it enough to shout it from the rooftops—book reviewers, booksellers, librarians, teachers, kids, teens, adults, parents, grandparents, everyone. I hope you‘re satisfied with this continuation of Kiva‘s tale, but, uh, sorry for yet another cliffhanger.
My bad.

Lovelylottereader This is not technically a quote, rather the ending of the acknowledgements but I felt I needed to share it. Also because I do indeed feel that Lynette Noni needs to apologize for the cliffhanger. 🙃😅😭 (edited) 5mo
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Lovelylottereader
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Something I‘ve learned is that the best things in life rarely come easy, and the toughest battles reap the greatest rewards.

Lovelylottereader Not technically a quote, since it‘s from the acknowledgements but I thought this too beautiful not to share! 5mo
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I know you‘re scared. But I promise you don‘t have to be.
His voice washed over her like pure sunshine, and she wanted to tell him he was wrong. She wasn‘t scared anymore.
Because she loved him.
More than anything.

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“Caldon got him and Naari out before we could secure them. But they have nowhere to go, and Jaren has no magic. We‘ll find them soon enough.”
For the first time since she‘d awoken, a smile touched Kiva‘s lips.
“Don‘t count on it.”

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Lovelylottereader
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He would never forgive her.
She would never forgive herself.

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But Kiva didn‘t care.
Zuleeka could have the kingdom.
Just as long as Jaren lived.

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Lovelylottereader
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“Be a light in the dark, Kiva.”

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“You‘re different from them, Kiva, the light to their darkness. (…) Your heart is true. I c-can sense it.”

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She was her own person, and she decided her own path.

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“To master death, one must be willing to die.”

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“Our scars define us,” Maddis said quietly, the tip of her finger tracing the three slashed lines. “They tell a story of courage and survival. They tell of who we are at our deepest being, of the challenges we‘ve faced and overcome. (…) Not all scars are as visible as this. I daresay you have many more in the inside. But never forget that every scar is beautiful. And you should never, ever, be ashamed of them.”

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Lovelylottereader
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“I don‘t know what I‘d do if anything happened to you,” he whispered.
Kiva‘s throat tightened as she whispered back her own horrible truth, something she wished was lie—but it wasn‘t. “Same.”

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Lovelylottereader
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“I‘ve never met anyone who shines as brightly as you do.”

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“It‘s so much easier to hide in the night than to fight for the light.”

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Lovelylottereader
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“Wars aren‘t won without sacrifice.”

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“Don‘t stab yourself,” Naari warned.
“Why do people keep telling me that?”

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Lovelylottereader
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“Personally, I think normal is overrated.”

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“Most women fall at his feet.”
“I am not most women.”

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Try as she might, she wasn‘t ready to give up on her dreams.
Because dreams were all she had.

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Lovelylottereader
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(It) didn‘t need an explanation. Or a definition. They were what they were. Jaren and Kiva. Two people connected for better or worse.

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Lovelylottereader
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“Trust is the first ingredient in a recipe for betrayal.”

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He then stepped closer to Kiva and removed the snowblossom from behind his ear, gently transferring it to hers and saying, “Mind this for me, will you? It‘s precious.”
The way he looked at her made her think he wasn‘t talking about the flower.

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Lovelylottereader
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“Sometimes the people who act like they don‘t care are really the ones who care the most.”

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BookBelle84
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This trilogy is fantastic. I finished the second book in the series knowing it ended in a cliffhanger and the last book came out yesterday. While not quite as good as the first as the prison setting had added so much and I found Kiva's naivety to be extremely frustrating. Will be picking up the last hook today, can't wait to see how it ends!

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Lovelylottereader
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“I doubt Naari would agree with you,” Kiva argued, looking past him. “Where is she?”
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“Would you be impressed if I said I managed to give her the slip?”
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“I‘d be impressed if you managed to survive her wrath afterward.”
Jaren‘s grin fled, a wince taking its place. “Yes. Well.” He straightened his shoulders and rallied. “That‘s a problem for later.”
“I‘ll say something nice at your funeral,” Kiva promised.

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Some called it the blood of traitors.
Others, the blood of kings.
Or—in her case—queens.

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sarahgreatlove
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Book 2 in the prison healer series! I was excited to read this before book 3 comes out this month. Really enjoyed this story. I love the characters and the intrigue. I‘m glad I have the next one to read soon though because that ending. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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I just got this gorgeous stenciled edges edition of The Gilded Cage from StenciledBooksByAna on Etsy to go with my FairyLoot stenciled edges edition of The Prison Healer ❤️ Now I just need a stenciled edges version of The Blood Traitor 😊

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Sharv_Sona
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I finished this book 2 days ago, I‘ve just been very caught up and haven‘t found the time to write this review, but I‘m writing it now.

I enjoyed this book a lot, and when I say ‘a lot‘ I really mean it. This book has left me speechless and I can‘t live with the fact that the next book is coming out in June! With this big of a cliffhanger I really am desperate. As you can see, I loved this book, and it‘s getting: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5!

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Sharv_Sona
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“No one is innocent. Not in this world.”

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“To master death, one must be willing to die.”

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“Wars aren‘t won without sacrifice.”

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EmilieGR
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What a heartbreaking cliffhanger! I enjoyed this installment even more than the first. There is something very lovable about the family of characters Noni created here, and the slow burn romance is sweet. I can‘t believe we have to wait so long until the next one!

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Sharv_Sona
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“Trust is the first ingredient in a recipe for betrayal.”

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Sharv_Sona
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“Only fools find their happiness in others.”

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Cathy_J
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Book 2 in the Prison Healer series, I really enjoyed this. I think I am quite invested now cause I found myself getting frustrated with the characters when they didn't realise things that were obvious to me 🤣 Now I have to wait until June for Book 3 😫 Looking forward to it though! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 358.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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Lovelylottereader
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This book was SO GOOD! I already loved the first book and it had me painfully waiting until this sequel came out. It‘s safe to say that the same will be true for the third book in this series because MY GOODNESS the cliffhanger! Well, in case it wasn‘t clear already this book -heck this series- is definitely one of my favorites. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I‘ll just go cry in a corner now…

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Lovelylottereader
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“Be the light in the dark, Kiva.”

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Lovelylottereader
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“There‘s no potion in the world that can stop you from your own bad choices.”

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Lovelylottereader
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“You say you became the darkness, that it consumed you,” he said, his cobalt eyes soft on hers, “but I call bull on that. I‘ve never met anyone who shines as brightly as you do.”

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Lovelylottereader
The Gilded Cage | Lynette Noni

“It‘s so much easier to hide in the night than to fight for the light.”

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Lovelylottereader
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“Sometimes the people who act like they don‘t care are really the ones who care the most.”