Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts #1)

Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts #1)

In modern-day Britain, magic users control everything: wealth, politics, power?and you. If you?re not one of the ultimate one-percenters?the magical elite?you owe them ten years of service. Do those years when you?re old, and you?ll never get through them. Do them young, and you?ll never get over them. This is the darkly decadent world of Gilded Cage. In its glittering mili In modern-day Britain, magic users control everything: wealth, politics, power?and you. If you?re n...

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Title:Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts #1)
Author:Vic James
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Gilded Cage
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts #1) Reviews

  • Michael
    Jul 08, 2016

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

    An unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot. From the very first page I was enchanted by the intriguing and complex storyline. Each character?s perspective added something to the story and I was equally as invested in their...

    Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page!! ...

    ????? I have a bit of a thing for dark and despicable books. You only have to look at my favourites shelf to know that much. From the pseudo Roman, genetically-augmented Golds of Pierce Brown?s ?Red Rising?; the sin and smoke devoured pages of Dan Vyleta?s ?Sm...

    7.3 out of 10 ????? ? ???? ?????/This review on my blog Living A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work) Short-Soundtrack: Massive Attack ? Silent Sprin...

    Okay. So. Gilded Cage. I'll start with what I did like about it, and therefore why I gave it two stars instead of one: - The concept for this world in terms of a dystopia that included magical aspects is really interesting. At first I was quite enjoying the idea of it and where it m...

    Sequel now please!! ...

  • Brittanie
    Jan 02, 2016

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

    An unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot. From the very first page I was enchanted by the intriguing and complex storyline. Each character?s perspective added something to the story and I was equally as invested in their...

    Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page!! ...

    ????? I have a bit of a thing for dark and despicable books. You only have to look at my favourites shelf to know that much. From the pseudo Roman, genetically-augmented Golds of Pierce Brown?s ?Red Rising?; the sin and smoke devoured pages of Dan Vyleta?s ?Sm...

    7.3 out of 10 ????? ? ???? ?????/This review on my blog Living A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work) Short-Soundtrack: Massive Attack ? Silent Sprin...

    Okay. So. Gilded Cage. I'll start with what I did like about it, and therefore why I gave it two stars instead of one: - The concept for this world in terms of a dystopia that included magical aspects is really interesting. At first I was quite enjoying the idea of it and where it m...

    Sequel now please!! ...

    In Gilded Cage , Vic James has created a world where slavery still exists- 10 years of it for every single person. It doesn't matter if you serve your ten in a glass mansion or a dingy factory-slavery is still slavery. I enjoyed the world-building and almost in spite myself I beca...

    This book is one of the most exciting dystopian fantasies I've ever read. It is set in an alternate present-day England, where a magical aristocracy requires each citizen is to work for 10 years as a slave. Although the book is set in a similar world to ours, Ms. James has done an exce...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Feb 10, 2016

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    Nov 24, 2016

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

    An unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot. From the very first page I was enchanted by the intriguing and complex storyline. Each character?s perspective added something to the story and I was equally as invested in their...

    Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page!! ...

    ????? I have a bit of a thing for dark and despicable books. You only have to look at my favourites shelf to know that much. From the pseudo Roman, genetically-augmented Golds of Pierce Brown?s ?Red Rising?; the sin and smoke devoured pages of Dan Vyleta?s ?Sm...

    7.3 out of 10 ????? ? ???? ?????/This review on my blog Living A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work) Short-Soundtrack: Massive Attack ? Silent Sprin...

    Okay. So. Gilded Cage. I'll start with what I did like about it, and therefore why I gave it two stars instead of one: - The concept for this world in terms of a dystopia that included magical aspects is really interesting. At first I was quite enjoying the idea of it and where it m...

    Sequel now please!! ...

    In Gilded Cage , Vic James has created a world where slavery still exists- 10 years of it for every single person. It doesn't matter if you serve your ten in a glass mansion or a dingy factory-slavery is still slavery. I enjoyed the world-building and almost in spite myself I beca...

    This book is one of the most exciting dystopian fantasies I've ever read. It is set in an alternate present-day England, where a magical aristocracy requires each citizen is to work for 10 years as a slave. Although the book is set in a similar world to ours, Ms. James has done an exce...

    I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. DNF @ 37% I wasn't enjoying this and life is too short. Honestly I feel a little bit bad about DNF'ing this one, and seeing that many people have enjo...

    In Gilded Cage the world is ruled by Equals who are aristocrats with magical gifts. Everyone else are known as commoners and at some point during their lifetimes they have to serve the Equals for a period of ten years as their slaves. Commoners can choose to serve at any point in their...

    Gilded Cage is a thrilling new start to a series by Vic James. The read is thrown into a somewhat fantastical dystopian world. Although there are different situations going on around the world, the story's focus is on Britain. In Britain, those with "skill" or magical abilities are the...

    WrensReads Review: Published Date: February 14th 2017 Thanks to the publisher, I am honored to be one to get a free, digital copy in order for an honest review. Anything said is my opinion and my opinion only. I just don't know how I feel about this book. It has a grea...

    2.5 stars and DNF around 80%. This isn't your teeny bopper dystopian like The Hunger Games or Divergent. It's smarter, more complex, more patient, and more urban realistic. It's also a lot more boring. THE GOOD The potential is there. Gilded Cage is a multi-layered story where ...

    5 Words: Family, slavery, magic, rebellion, separation. This book was horrifying in the best of ways. I'm not sure what I was expecting when I started reading Gilded Cage. Perhaps something fun and a little vapid, and totally unbelievable. What I actually read couldn't have be...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Jan 28, 2017

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

    An unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot. From the very first page I was enchanted by the intriguing and complex storyline. Each character?s perspective added something to the story and I was equally as invested in their...

    Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page!! ...

    ????? I have a bit of a thing for dark and despicable books. You only have to look at my favourites shelf to know that much. From the pseudo Roman, genetically-augmented Golds of Pierce Brown?s ?Red Rising?; the sin and smoke devoured pages of Dan Vyleta?s ?Sm...

    7.3 out of 10 ????? ? ???? ?????/This review on my blog Living A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work) Short-Soundtrack: Massive Attack ? Silent Sprin...

    Okay. So. Gilded Cage. I'll start with what I did like about it, and therefore why I gave it two stars instead of one: - The concept for this world in terms of a dystopia that included magical aspects is really interesting. At first I was quite enjoying the idea of it and where it m...

    Sequel now please!! ...

    In Gilded Cage , Vic James has created a world where slavery still exists- 10 years of it for every single person. It doesn't matter if you serve your ten in a glass mansion or a dingy factory-slavery is still slavery. I enjoyed the world-building and almost in spite myself I beca...

    This book is one of the most exciting dystopian fantasies I've ever read. It is set in an alternate present-day England, where a magical aristocracy requires each citizen is to work for 10 years as a slave. Although the book is set in a similar world to ours, Ms. James has done an exce...

    I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. DNF @ 37% I wasn't enjoying this and life is too short. Honestly I feel a little bit bad about DNF'ing this one, and seeing that many people have enjo...

    In Gilded Cage the world is ruled by Equals who are aristocrats with magical gifts. Everyone else are known as commoners and at some point during their lifetimes they have to serve the Equals for a period of ten years as their slaves. Commoners can choose to serve at any point in their...

    Gilded Cage is a thrilling new start to a series by Vic James. The read is thrown into a somewhat fantastical dystopian world. Although there are different situations going on around the world, the story's focus is on Britain. In Britain, those with "skill" or magical abilities are the...

    WrensReads Review: Published Date: February 14th 2017 Thanks to the publisher, I am honored to be one to get a free, digital copy in order for an honest review. Anything said is my opinion and my opinion only. I just don't know how I feel about this book. It has a grea...

    2.5 stars and DNF around 80%. This isn't your teeny bopper dystopian like The Hunger Games or Divergent. It's smarter, more complex, more patient, and more urban realistic. It's also a lot more boring. THE GOOD The potential is there. Gilded Cage is a multi-layered story where ...

    5 Words: Family, slavery, magic, rebellion, separation. This book was horrifying in the best of ways. I'm not sure what I was expecting when I started reading Gilded Cage. Perhaps something fun and a little vapid, and totally unbelievable. What I actually read couldn't have be...

    2.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/23/... Rarely have I read a story where my thoughts at the end are such a complete turnaround from my thoughts at the beginning. When I first started Gilded Cage, I was beyond pumped?the excellent writing, solid...

  • Julie
    May 17, 2017

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

  • Angel Erin
    Jan 07, 2017

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

    An unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot. From the very first page I was enchanted by the intriguing and complex storyline. Each character?s perspective added something to the story and I was equally as invested in their...

    Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page!! ...

    ????? I have a bit of a thing for dark and despicable books. You only have to look at my favourites shelf to know that much. From the pseudo Roman, genetically-augmented Golds of Pierce Brown?s ?Red Rising?; the sin and smoke devoured pages of Dan Vyleta?s ?Sm...

    7.3 out of 10 ????? ? ???? ?????/This review on my blog Living A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work) Short-Soundtrack: Massive Attack ? Silent Sprin...

    Okay. So. Gilded Cage. I'll start with what I did like about it, and therefore why I gave it two stars instead of one: - The concept for this world in terms of a dystopia that included magical aspects is really interesting. At first I was quite enjoying the idea of it and where it m...

    Sequel now please!! ...

    In Gilded Cage , Vic James has created a world where slavery still exists- 10 years of it for every single person. It doesn't matter if you serve your ten in a glass mansion or a dingy factory-slavery is still slavery. I enjoyed the world-building and almost in spite myself I beca...

    This book is one of the most exciting dystopian fantasies I've ever read. It is set in an alternate present-day England, where a magical aristocracy requires each citizen is to work for 10 years as a slave. Although the book is set in a similar world to ours, Ms. James has done an exce...

    I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. DNF @ 37% I wasn't enjoying this and life is too short. Honestly I feel a little bit bad about DNF'ing this one, and seeing that many people have enjo...

    In Gilded Cage the world is ruled by Equals who are aristocrats with magical gifts. Everyone else are known as commoners and at some point during their lifetimes they have to serve the Equals for a period of ten years as their slaves. Commoners can choose to serve at any point in their...

    Gilded Cage is a thrilling new start to a series by Vic James. The read is thrown into a somewhat fantastical dystopian world. Although there are different situations going on around the world, the story's focus is on Britain. In Britain, those with "skill" or magical abilities are the...

    WrensReads Review: Published Date: February 14th 2017 Thanks to the publisher, I am honored to be one to get a free, digital copy in order for an honest review. Anything said is my opinion and my opinion only. I just don't know how I feel about this book. It has a grea...

    2.5 stars and DNF around 80%. This isn't your teeny bopper dystopian like The Hunger Games or Divergent. It's smarter, more complex, more patient, and more urban realistic. It's also a lot more boring. THE GOOD The potential is there. Gilded Cage is a multi-layered story where ...

    5 Words: Family, slavery, magic, rebellion, separation. This book was horrifying in the best of ways. I'm not sure what I was expecting when I started reading Gilded Cage. Perhaps something fun and a little vapid, and totally unbelievable. What I actually read couldn't have be...

    2.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/23/... Rarely have I read a story where my thoughts at the end are such a complete turnaround from my thoughts at the beginning. When I first started Gilded Cage, I was beyond pumped?the excellent writing, solid...

    Thank you, Pan Macmillan, for sending me an ARC of this book (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. The slavedays aren't an inevitable part of human life, but a brutal violation of freedom and dignity, perpetrated by the Equals. ?Jackson I'm actually not feeling exci...

    http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2017/01... Thank you to NetGalley for providing a free ebook copy of Gilded Cage By: Vic James in exchange for an honest review. At first I had a hard time getting into Gilded Cage because there are so many POVs. I also struggled a little in the beg...

  • Char
    Feb 11, 2017

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

    An unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot. From the very first page I was enchanted by the intriguing and complex storyline. Each character?s perspective added something to the story and I was equally as invested in their...

    Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page!! ...

    ????? I have a bit of a thing for dark and despicable books. You only have to look at my favourites shelf to know that much. From the pseudo Roman, genetically-augmented Golds of Pierce Brown?s ?Red Rising?; the sin and smoke devoured pages of Dan Vyleta?s ?Sm...

    7.3 out of 10 ????? ? ???? ?????/This review on my blog Living A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work) Short-Soundtrack: Massive Attack ? Silent Sprin...

    Okay. So. Gilded Cage. I'll start with what I did like about it, and therefore why I gave it two stars instead of one: - The concept for this world in terms of a dystopia that included magical aspects is really interesting. At first I was quite enjoying the idea of it and where it m...

    Sequel now please!! ...

    In Gilded Cage , Vic James has created a world where slavery still exists- 10 years of it for every single person. It doesn't matter if you serve your ten in a glass mansion or a dingy factory-slavery is still slavery. I enjoyed the world-building and almost in spite myself I beca...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Nov 24, 2016

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

  • Joshua Gabriel (Ever Bookish Josh)
    Jan 16, 2017

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

    An unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot. From the very first page I was enchanted by the intriguing and complex storyline. Each character?s perspective added something to the story and I was equally as invested in their...

    Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page!! ...

    ????? I have a bit of a thing for dark and despicable books. You only have to look at my favourites shelf to know that much. From the pseudo Roman, genetically-augmented Golds of Pierce Brown?s ?Red Rising?; the sin and smoke devoured pages of Dan Vyleta?s ?Sm...

    7.3 out of 10 ????? ? ???? ?????/This review on my blog Living A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work) Short-Soundtrack: Massive Attack ? Silent Sprin...

    Okay. So. Gilded Cage. I'll start with what I did like about it, and therefore why I gave it two stars instead of one: - The concept for this world in terms of a dystopia that included magical aspects is really interesting. At first I was quite enjoying the idea of it and where it m...

    Sequel now please!! ...

    In Gilded Cage , Vic James has created a world where slavery still exists- 10 years of it for every single person. It doesn't matter if you serve your ten in a glass mansion or a dingy factory-slavery is still slavery. I enjoyed the world-building and almost in spite myself I beca...

    This book is one of the most exciting dystopian fantasies I've ever read. It is set in an alternate present-day England, where a magical aristocracy requires each citizen is to work for 10 years as a slave. Although the book is set in a similar world to ours, Ms. James has done an exce...

    I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. DNF @ 37% I wasn't enjoying this and life is too short. Honestly I feel a little bit bad about DNF'ing this one, and seeing that many people have enjo...

    In Gilded Cage the world is ruled by Equals who are aristocrats with magical gifts. Everyone else are known as commoners and at some point during their lifetimes they have to serve the Equals for a period of ten years as their slaves. Commoners can choose to serve at any point in their...

    Gilded Cage is a thrilling new start to a series by Vic James. The read is thrown into a somewhat fantastical dystopian world. Although there are different situations going on around the world, the story's focus is on Britain. In Britain, those with "skill" or magical abilities are the...

    WrensReads Review: Published Date: February 14th 2017 Thanks to the publisher, I am honored to be one to get a free, digital copy in order for an honest review. Anything said is my opinion and my opinion only. I just don't know how I feel about this book. It has a grea...

    2.5 stars and DNF around 80%. This isn't your teeny bopper dystopian like The Hunger Games or Divergent. It's smarter, more complex, more patient, and more urban realistic. It's also a lot more boring. THE GOOD The potential is there. Gilded Cage is a multi-layered story where ...

    5 Words: Family, slavery, magic, rebellion, separation. This book was horrifying in the best of ways. I'm not sure what I was expecting when I started reading Gilded Cage. Perhaps something fun and a little vapid, and totally unbelievable. What I actually read couldn't have be...

    2.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/23/... Rarely have I read a story where my thoughts at the end are such a complete turnaround from my thoughts at the beginning. When I first started Gilded Cage, I was beyond pumped?the excellent writing, solid...

    Thank you, Pan Macmillan, for sending me an ARC of this book (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. The slavedays aren't an inevitable part of human life, but a brutal violation of freedom and dignity, perpetrated by the Equals. ?Jackson I'm actually not feeling exci...

  • Steysha Kravits
    Nov 23, 2016

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

    An unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot. From the very first page I was enchanted by the intriguing and complex storyline. Each character?s perspective added something to the story and I was equally as invested in their...

    Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page!! ...

    ????? I have a bit of a thing for dark and despicable books. You only have to look at my favourites shelf to know that much. From the pseudo Roman, genetically-augmented Golds of Pierce Brown?s ?Red Rising?; the sin and smoke devoured pages of Dan Vyleta?s ?Sm...

    7.3 out of 10 ????? ? ???? ?????/This review on my blog Living A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work) Short-Soundtrack: Massive Attack ? Silent Sprin...

    Okay. So. Gilded Cage. I'll start with what I did like about it, and therefore why I gave it two stars instead of one: - The concept for this world in terms of a dystopia that included magical aspects is really interesting. At first I was quite enjoying the idea of it and where it m...

    Sequel now please!! ...

    In Gilded Cage , Vic James has created a world where slavery still exists- 10 years of it for every single person. It doesn't matter if you serve your ten in a glass mansion or a dingy factory-slavery is still slavery. I enjoyed the world-building and almost in spite myself I beca...

    This book is one of the most exciting dystopian fantasies I've ever read. It is set in an alternate present-day England, where a magical aristocracy requires each citizen is to work for 10 years as a slave. Although the book is set in a similar world to ours, Ms. James has done an exce...

    I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. DNF @ 37% I wasn't enjoying this and life is too short. Honestly I feel a little bit bad about DNF'ing this one, and seeing that many people have enjo...

    In Gilded Cage the world is ruled by Equals who are aristocrats with magical gifts. Everyone else are known as commoners and at some point during their lifetimes they have to serve the Equals for a period of ten years as their slaves. Commoners can choose to serve at any point in their...

    Gilded Cage is a thrilling new start to a series by Vic James. The read is thrown into a somewhat fantastical dystopian world. Although there are different situations going on around the world, the story's focus is on Britain. In Britain, those with "skill" or magical abilities are the...

    WrensReads Review: Published Date: February 14th 2017 Thanks to the publisher, I am honored to be one to get a free, digital copy in order for an honest review. Anything said is my opinion and my opinion only. I just don't know how I feel about this book. It has a grea...

    2.5 stars and DNF around 80%. This isn't your teeny bopper dystopian like The Hunger Games or Divergent. It's smarter, more complex, more patient, and more urban realistic. It's also a lot more boring. THE GOOD The potential is there. Gilded Cage is a multi-layered story where ...

    5 Words: Family, slavery, magic, rebellion, separation. This book was horrifying in the best of ways. I'm not sure what I was expecting when I started reading Gilded Cage. Perhaps something fun and a little vapid, and totally unbelievable. What I actually read couldn't have be...

    2.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/02/23/... Rarely have I read a story where my thoughts at the end are such a complete turnaround from my thoughts at the beginning. When I first started Gilded Cage, I was beyond pumped?the excellent writing, solid...

    Thank you, Pan Macmillan, for sending me an ARC of this book (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. The slavedays aren't an inevitable part of human life, but a brutal violation of freedom and dignity, perpetrated by the Equals. ?Jackson I'm actually not feeling exci...

    http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2017/01... Thank you to NetGalley for providing a free ebook copy of Gilded Cage By: Vic James in exchange for an honest review. At first I had a hard time getting into Gilded Cage because there are so many POVs. I also struggled a little in the beg...

    3,5 stars. This book was so hyped that, as it often happens, it failed to meet my expectations. I no longer read dystopian novels, but Gilded Cage caught my attention. For some reason I thought that it will be as successful as The Hunger Games and the Divergent series. It definitely...

  • James Lafayette  Tivendale
    Feb 21, 2017

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    Jan 29, 2017

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

  • ⚔ Silvia ⚓
    Jan 13, 2017

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

    An unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot. From the very first page I was enchanted by the intriguing and complex storyline. Each character?s perspective added something to the story and I was equally as invested in their...

    Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page!! ...

    ????? I have a bit of a thing for dark and despicable books. You only have to look at my favourites shelf to know that much. From the pseudo Roman, genetically-augmented Golds of Pierce Brown?s ?Red Rising?; the sin and smoke devoured pages of Dan Vyleta?s ?Sm...

    7.3 out of 10 ????? ? ???? ?????/This review on my blog Living A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work) Short-Soundtrack: Massive Attack ? Silent Sprin...

    Okay. So. Gilded Cage. I'll start with what I did like about it, and therefore why I gave it two stars instead of one: - The concept for this world in terms of a dystopia that included magical aspects is really interesting. At first I was quite enjoying the idea of it and where it m...

    Sequel now please!! ...

    In Gilded Cage , Vic James has created a world where slavery still exists- 10 years of it for every single person. It doesn't matter if you serve your ten in a glass mansion or a dingy factory-slavery is still slavery. I enjoyed the world-building and almost in spite myself I beca...

    This book is one of the most exciting dystopian fantasies I've ever read. It is set in an alternate present-day England, where a magical aristocracy requires each citizen is to work for 10 years as a slave. Although the book is set in a similar world to ours, Ms. James has done an exce...

    I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. DNF @ 37% I wasn't enjoying this and life is too short. Honestly I feel a little bit bad about DNF'ing this one, and seeing that many people have enjo...

  • Kari Rhiannon (Moon Magister Reviews)
    Jul 01, 2016

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

    An unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot. From the very first page I was enchanted by the intriguing and complex storyline. Each character?s perspective added something to the story and I was equally as invested in their...

    Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page!! ...

    ????? I have a bit of a thing for dark and despicable books. You only have to look at my favourites shelf to know that much. From the pseudo Roman, genetically-augmented Golds of Pierce Brown?s ?Red Rising?; the sin and smoke devoured pages of Dan Vyleta?s ?Sm...

  • Ben Alderson
    Apr 11, 2017

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    Mar 22, 2017

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

  • Taran Matharu
    Jul 03, 2016

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

    An unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot. From the very first page I was enchanted by the intriguing and complex storyline. Each character?s perspective added something to the story and I was equally as invested in their...

    Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page!! ...

  • Brittany
    Nov 09, 2016

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

    An unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot. From the very first page I was enchanted by the intriguing and complex storyline. Each character?s perspective added something to the story and I was equally as invested in their...

    Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page!! ...

    ????? I have a bit of a thing for dark and despicable books. You only have to look at my favourites shelf to know that much. From the pseudo Roman, genetically-augmented Golds of Pierce Brown?s ?Red Rising?; the sin and smoke devoured pages of Dan Vyleta?s ?Sm...

    7.3 out of 10 ????? ? ???? ?????/This review on my blog Living A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work) Short-Soundtrack: Massive Attack ? Silent Sprin...

    Okay. So. Gilded Cage. I'll start with what I did like about it, and therefore why I gave it two stars instead of one: - The concept for this world in terms of a dystopia that included magical aspects is really interesting. At first I was quite enjoying the idea of it and where it m...

    Sequel now please!! ...

    In Gilded Cage , Vic James has created a world where slavery still exists- 10 years of it for every single person. It doesn't matter if you serve your ten in a glass mansion or a dingy factory-slavery is still slavery. I enjoyed the world-building and almost in spite myself I beca...

    This book is one of the most exciting dystopian fantasies I've ever read. It is set in an alternate present-day England, where a magical aristocracy requires each citizen is to work for 10 years as a slave. Although the book is set in a similar world to ours, Ms. James has done an exce...

    I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. DNF @ 37% I wasn't enjoying this and life is too short. Honestly I feel a little bit bad about DNF'ing this one, and seeing that many people have enjo...

    In Gilded Cage the world is ruled by Equals who are aristocrats with magical gifts. Everyone else are known as commoners and at some point during their lifetimes they have to serve the Equals for a period of ten years as their slaves. Commoners can choose to serve at any point in their...

    Gilded Cage is a thrilling new start to a series by Vic James. The read is thrown into a somewhat fantastical dystopian world. Although there are different situations going on around the world, the story's focus is on Britain. In Britain, those with "skill" or magical abilities are the...

  • Laura
    Feb 15, 2017

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

  • Katerina Kondrenko
    Nov 29, 2016

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

    An unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot. From the very first page I was enchanted by the intriguing and complex storyline. Each character?s perspective added something to the story and I was equally as invested in their...

    Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page!! ...

    ????? I have a bit of a thing for dark and despicable books. You only have to look at my favourites shelf to know that much. From the pseudo Roman, genetically-augmented Golds of Pierce Brown?s ?Red Rising?; the sin and smoke devoured pages of Dan Vyleta?s ?Sm...

    7.3 out of 10 ????? ? ???? ?????/This review on my blog Living A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work) Short-Soundtrack: Massive Attack ? Silent Sprin...

  • Carrie
    Feb 09, 2017

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

    An unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot. From the very first page I was enchanted by the intriguing and complex storyline. Each character?s perspective added something to the story and I was equally as invested in their...

    Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page!! ...

    ????? I have a bit of a thing for dark and despicable books. You only have to look at my favourites shelf to know that much. From the pseudo Roman, genetically-augmented Golds of Pierce Brown?s ?Red Rising?; the sin and smoke devoured pages of Dan Vyleta?s ?Sm...

    7.3 out of 10 ????? ? ???? ?????/This review on my blog Living A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work) Short-Soundtrack: Massive Attack ? Silent Sprin...

    Okay. So. Gilded Cage. I'll start with what I did like about it, and therefore why I gave it two stars instead of one: - The concept for this world in terms of a dystopia that included magical aspects is really interesting. At first I was quite enjoying the idea of it and where it m...

    Sequel now please!! ...

    In Gilded Cage , Vic James has created a world where slavery still exists- 10 years of it for every single person. It doesn't matter if you serve your ten in a glass mansion or a dingy factory-slavery is still slavery. I enjoyed the world-building and almost in spite myself I beca...

    This book is one of the most exciting dystopian fantasies I've ever read. It is set in an alternate present-day England, where a magical aristocracy requires each citizen is to work for 10 years as a slave. Although the book is set in a similar world to ours, Ms. James has done an exce...

    I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. DNF @ 37% I wasn't enjoying this and life is too short. Honestly I feel a little bit bad about DNF'ing this one, and seeing that many people have enjo...

    In Gilded Cage the world is ruled by Equals who are aristocrats with magical gifts. Everyone else are known as commoners and at some point during their lifetimes they have to serve the Equals for a period of ten years as their slaves. Commoners can choose to serve at any point in their...

  • Lonna | FLYLēF
    Nov 29, 2016

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

  • WrensReads
    Dec 06, 2016

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

    An unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot. From the very first page I was enchanted by the intriguing and complex storyline. Each character?s perspective added something to the story and I was equally as invested in their...

    Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page!! ...

    ????? I have a bit of a thing for dark and despicable books. You only have to look at my favourites shelf to know that much. From the pseudo Roman, genetically-augmented Golds of Pierce Brown?s ?Red Rising?; the sin and smoke devoured pages of Dan Vyleta?s ?Sm...

    7.3 out of 10 ????? ? ???? ?????/This review on my blog Living A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work) Short-Soundtrack: Massive Attack ? Silent Sprin...

    Okay. So. Gilded Cage. I'll start with what I did like about it, and therefore why I gave it two stars instead of one: - The concept for this world in terms of a dystopia that included magical aspects is really interesting. At first I was quite enjoying the idea of it and where it m...

    Sequel now please!! ...

    In Gilded Cage , Vic James has created a world where slavery still exists- 10 years of it for every single person. It doesn't matter if you serve your ten in a glass mansion or a dingy factory-slavery is still slavery. I enjoyed the world-building and almost in spite myself I beca...

    This book is one of the most exciting dystopian fantasies I've ever read. It is set in an alternate present-day England, where a magical aristocracy requires each citizen is to work for 10 years as a slave. Although the book is set in a similar world to ours, Ms. James has done an exce...

    I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. DNF @ 37% I wasn't enjoying this and life is too short. Honestly I feel a little bit bad about DNF'ing this one, and seeing that many people have enjo...

    In Gilded Cage the world is ruled by Equals who are aristocrats with magical gifts. Everyone else are known as commoners and at some point during their lifetimes they have to serve the Equals for a period of ten years as their slaves. Commoners can choose to serve at any point in their...

    Gilded Cage is a thrilling new start to a series by Vic James. The read is thrown into a somewhat fantastical dystopian world. Although there are different situations going on around the world, the story's focus is on Britain. In Britain, those with "skill" or magical abilities are the...

    WrensReads Review: Published Date: February 14th 2017 Thanks to the publisher, I am honored to be one to get a free, digital copy in order for an honest review. Anything said is my opinion and my opinion only. I just don't know how I feel about this book. It has a grea...

  • Dannii Elle
    Nov 28, 2016

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

    An unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot. From the very first page I was enchanted by the intriguing and complex storyline. Each character?s perspective added something to the story and I was equally as invested in their...

  • Kaylin
    Feb 01, 2017

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

  • Minni Mouse
    Jan 15, 2017

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

    An unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot. From the very first page I was enchanted by the intriguing and complex storyline. Each character?s perspective added something to the story and I was equally as invested in their...

    Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page!! ...

    ????? I have a bit of a thing for dark and despicable books. You only have to look at my favourites shelf to know that much. From the pseudo Roman, genetically-augmented Golds of Pierce Brown?s ?Red Rising?; the sin and smoke devoured pages of Dan Vyleta?s ?Sm...

    7.3 out of 10 ????? ? ???? ?????/This review on my blog Living A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work) Short-Soundtrack: Massive Attack ? Silent Sprin...

    Okay. So. Gilded Cage. I'll start with what I did like about it, and therefore why I gave it two stars instead of one: - The concept for this world in terms of a dystopia that included magical aspects is really interesting. At first I was quite enjoying the idea of it and where it m...

    Sequel now please!! ...

    In Gilded Cage , Vic James has created a world where slavery still exists- 10 years of it for every single person. It doesn't matter if you serve your ten in a glass mansion or a dingy factory-slavery is still slavery. I enjoyed the world-building and almost in spite myself I beca...

    This book is one of the most exciting dystopian fantasies I've ever read. It is set in an alternate present-day England, where a magical aristocracy requires each citizen is to work for 10 years as a slave. Although the book is set in a similar world to ours, Ms. James has done an exce...

    I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. DNF @ 37% I wasn't enjoying this and life is too short. Honestly I feel a little bit bad about DNF'ing this one, and seeing that many people have enjo...

    In Gilded Cage the world is ruled by Equals who are aristocrats with magical gifts. Everyone else are known as commoners and at some point during their lifetimes they have to serve the Equals for a period of ten years as their slaves. Commoners can choose to serve at any point in their...

    Gilded Cage is a thrilling new start to a series by Vic James. The read is thrown into a somewhat fantastical dystopian world. Although there are different situations going on around the world, the story's focus is on Britain. In Britain, those with "skill" or magical abilities are the...

    WrensReads Review: Published Date: February 14th 2017 Thanks to the publisher, I am honored to be one to get a free, digital copy in order for an honest review. Anything said is my opinion and my opinion only. I just don't know how I feel about this book. It has a grea...

    2.5 stars and DNF around 80%. This isn't your teeny bopper dystopian like The Hunger Games or Divergent. It's smarter, more complex, more patient, and more urban realistic. It's also a lot more boring. THE GOOD The potential is there. Gilded Cage is a multi-layered story where ...

  • Trinity Irwin
    Feb 08, 2017

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

  • Chloe
    May 09, 2017

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...

    4.5 stars for this YA fantasy. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the world of Gilded Cage (2017), there are those who are called Equals ? but there?s a deep divide between Equals, who have magical Skills, and the commoners, the Skilless, and they are deci...

    I don't know how I really feel about this book so I'm going with the three star, I liked it =) I thought the book started out awesome and then I got a little meh feeling about it and then I got excited again so I'm all over the place. I didn't much care for the parts with A...

    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Rating 4.5ish This was everything I did not know I wanted, and I loved it. This is a story with a theme I think we are all familiar with. But, unlike in some cases, it is done well. The story t...

    The Gilded Cage by Vic James is a 2017 Del Ray publication. Those who follow my reviews will notice there is a conspicuous absence of anything young adult, or dystopian on my reading list. Like anything else, readers go through trends where certain genres get hot for a time, bu...

    WOW. Politics, a modern Britain and MAGIC! A unique story line filled with deep, complicated characters and mysterious situations! From page 250 the twists and turns just kept coming and WOW.. I need book two.. VIC.. this part is for you. WOW, What a wonderful person you are...

    Okay, stop what you?re doing and read this review because this book was AMAZING. Unlike a lot of books I?ve read recently, this was more of a long read. In a really good way though, might I add. I took my time with it because there is so much detail within its pages that it...

    But that was the power of Skill for you. There was nothing natural about this place or the people that lived here. Time to go. The concept is beyond awesome. A world where a small percentage are gifted Equals who rule the country, while all commoners are required to endure 10 years...

    4 Stars Overview: ?Always look at the people, not at the mass. A face, not the crowd. Look at the world, not at the ground. Every little detail you see is a victory.? I think there?s going to be a lot of mixed-opinions on this one. It really feels like a book you eit...

    Original Post: Gilded Cage at FLYL?F (www.flylef.com) Actual rating 4.5. AS AN AVID reader, I have read more books than I can recall. Yet, it remains a pleasure to read something that proves I can still be swept off my feet. Gilded Cage, Vic James? debut novel, is just t...

    An unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot. From the very first page I was enchanted by the intriguing and complex storyline. Each character?s perspective added something to the story and I was equally as invested in their...

    Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page!! ...

    ????? I have a bit of a thing for dark and despicable books. You only have to look at my favourites shelf to know that much. From the pseudo Roman, genetically-augmented Golds of Pierce Brown?s ?Red Rising?; the sin and smoke devoured pages of Dan Vyleta?s ?Sm...

    7.3 out of 10 ????? ? ???? ?????/This review on my blog Living A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work) Short-Soundtrack: Massive Attack ? Silent Sprin...

    Okay. So. Gilded Cage. I'll start with what I did like about it, and therefore why I gave it two stars instead of one: - The concept for this world in terms of a dystopia that included magical aspects is really interesting. At first I was quite enjoying the idea of it and where it m...

  • Sh3lly ✨ Bring on the Weird ✨
    Jan 01, 2017

    I received an ARC of Gilded Cage from NetGalley and I would like to thank Vic James and Del Rey Books. Gilded Cage is set in a dystopian, totalitarian alternative United Kingdom where certain individuals are born with the power of Skill. This created world is a mix of Dickensian Br...

    Mostly my thoughts are: what did I just read, good sir. Because while I liked the premise and a lot of the plot twists...it was SO POLITICAL and I had actually no idea what the heck was going on. Plus I felt really detached and uninvested??? My smol cold Vulcan heart felt zero connecti...

    Update: $1.99 on US Kindle January 11, 2018 $1.99 on US Kindle June 20, 2017: https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cage-Da... One of my 2017 favorites! I didn't realize how many mixed reviews there are of this, but I loved it! Original post: NOW AVAILABLE! Release day was yester...