Bright Ruin

Bright Ruin

Magically gifted aristocrats rule--and commoners are doomed to serve. But a rebellion threatens the old order. The dystopian trilogy that began with Gilded Cage and Tarnished City concludes. In a world where the lower classes must endure ten years of forced service to unfairly advantaged, magically powered rulers, a teenage boy dreams of rebellion, his older sister yearns f Magically gifted aristocrats rule--and commoners are doomed to serve. But a rebellion threatens the old order. The dy...

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Title:Bright Ruin
Author:Vic James
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Bright Ruin
ISBN13
9780425284193
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English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook

Bright Ruin Reviews

  • Isis
    Jun 28, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Full review to come. ...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    This series blew me away. I love the character development, especially how you never know any of the character's motivations. It keeps you guessing from beginning to end through all three books. I love how unique it is from other books; it stands out as its own special concept. While I...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    The final book in the Dark Gifts trilogy somehow managed to out do it's excellent predecessors in tension, political intrigue, fantasy and excitement. Vic James has created an expertly realised alternative Britain full of complex and compelling characters. No spoilers here, but the f...

    4.5 stars Review for trilogy posted to https://www.instagram.com/nightresple... and will update here later. ...

    The conclusion to the Dark Gifts trilogy doesn't quite stick the ending, but it wraps up the political machinations from the first two and provides the Luke/Silyen relationship I was hoping for. Following the aborted Blood Fair at the end of the previous book, the rebellion against the...

  • Brittany
    Aug 23, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Full review to come. ...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    This series blew me away. I love the character development, especially how you never know any of the character's motivations. It keeps you guessing from beginning to end through all three books. I love how unique it is from other books; it stands out as its own special concept. While I...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    The final book in the Dark Gifts trilogy somehow managed to out do it's excellent predecessors in tension, political intrigue, fantasy and excitement. Vic James has created an expertly realised alternative Britain full of complex and compelling characters. No spoilers here, but the f...

    4.5 stars Review for trilogy posted to https://www.instagram.com/nightresple... and will update here later. ...

    The conclusion to the Dark Gifts trilogy doesn't quite stick the ending, but it wraps up the political machinations from the first two and provides the Luke/Silyen relationship I was hoping for. Following the aborted Blood Fair at the end of the previous book, the rebellion against the...

    How I Came to Read This Book: I loved the first two in the trilogy...the release dates in North America have been behind the UK ones, so I got my aunt to bring me over a copy of Book #2 over the holidays, and nabbed Book #3 from BookDepository.com so I wouldn't have to wait for this fi...

  • Olivia
    Jun 25, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Mar 19, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    Jul 11, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

  • Mercedes
    Aug 07, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Full review to come. ...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    This series blew me away. I love the character development, especially how you never know any of the character's motivations. It keeps you guessing from beginning to end through all three books. I love how unique it is from other books; it stands out as its own special concept. While I...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    The final book in the Dark Gifts trilogy somehow managed to out do it's excellent predecessors in tension, political intrigue, fantasy and excitement. Vic James has created an expertly realised alternative Britain full of complex and compelling characters. No spoilers here, but the f...

    4.5 stars Review for trilogy posted to https://www.instagram.com/nightresple... and will update here later. ...

    The conclusion to the Dark Gifts trilogy doesn't quite stick the ending, but it wraps up the political machinations from the first two and provides the Luke/Silyen relationship I was hoping for. Following the aborted Blood Fair at the end of the previous book, the rebellion against the...

    How I Came to Read This Book: I loved the first two in the trilogy...the release dates in North America have been behind the UK ones, so I got my aunt to bring me over a copy of Book #2 over the holidays, and nabbed Book #3 from BookDepository.com so I wouldn't have to wait for this fi...

    Absolutely fantastic conclusion to an enthralling trilogy! "Bright Ruin" continues the dark, twisty and completely epic YA fantasy trilogy of Dark Gifts. In this alternate world, certain individuals have what is called Skill, which is a sort of X-Men-like power. They are known as Equal...

    This was by far my favourite book of the series! Firstly we get so much more of Silyen in this book and he is easily my favourite character so I was so happy to hear more from him. Plus, now that Luke was with him, Luke?s chapters contained even more Silyen so I was thrilled! I ...

    It's the third and final book in Vic James Dark Gifts series, Bright Ruin.I have really enjoyed reading this series this week, and I can't wait to get the book signed next week when Vic James visits YALC. Bright Ruin comes out Thursday 26th July.The rebellion against the Equals is gr...

    This is why I usually avoid Trilogies. It happened with the Hunger Games, and it happened again here. I really enjoyed the first two books in this series. This one? Not so much. I'm left with so many unanswered questions, and one really BIG one (that I can't ask here without giving awa...

  • Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
    Jul 26, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

  • Erikka
    Jul 24, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Full review to come. ...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    This series blew me away. I love the character development, especially how you never know any of the character's motivations. It keeps you guessing from beginning to end through all three books. I love how unique it is from other books; it stands out as its own special concept. While I...

  • Olivia Farr
    Aug 30, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Full review to come. ...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    This series blew me away. I love the character development, especially how you never know any of the character's motivations. It keeps you guessing from beginning to end through all three books. I love how unique it is from other books; it stands out as its own special concept. While I...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    The final book in the Dark Gifts trilogy somehow managed to out do it's excellent predecessors in tension, political intrigue, fantasy and excitement. Vic James has created an expertly realised alternative Britain full of complex and compelling characters. No spoilers here, but the f...

    4.5 stars Review for trilogy posted to https://www.instagram.com/nightresple... and will update here later. ...

    The conclusion to the Dark Gifts trilogy doesn't quite stick the ending, but it wraps up the political machinations from the first two and provides the Luke/Silyen relationship I was hoping for. Following the aborted Blood Fair at the end of the previous book, the rebellion against the...

    How I Came to Read This Book: I loved the first two in the trilogy...the release dates in North America have been behind the UK ones, so I got my aunt to bring me over a copy of Book #2 over the holidays, and nabbed Book #3 from BookDepository.com so I wouldn't have to wait for this fi...

    Absolutely fantastic conclusion to an enthralling trilogy! "Bright Ruin" continues the dark, twisty and completely epic YA fantasy trilogy of Dark Gifts. In this alternate world, certain individuals have what is called Skill, which is a sort of X-Men-like power. They are known as Equal...

  • Steven
    Aug 20, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

  • Meigan
    Jul 17, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

  • Anne Monteith
    Jun 20, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Full review to come. ...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

  • Anne Monteith
    Jun 20, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Full review to come. ...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    This series blew me away. I love the character development, especially how you never know any of the character's motivations. It keeps you guessing from beginning to end through all three books. I love how unique it is from other books; it stands out as its own special concept. While I...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

  • Jess Crafts
    Jun 16, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

  • Annemieke / A Dance with Books
    Jul 08, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

  • Gemma McGee
    Jul 21, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Full review to come. ...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    This series blew me away. I love the character development, especially how you never know any of the character's motivations. It keeps you guessing from beginning to end through all three books. I love how unique it is from other books; it stands out as its own special concept. While I...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    The final book in the Dark Gifts trilogy somehow managed to out do it's excellent predecessors in tension, political intrigue, fantasy and excitement. Vic James has created an expertly realised alternative Britain full of complex and compelling characters. No spoilers here, but the f...

    4.5 stars Review for trilogy posted to https://www.instagram.com/nightresple... and will update here later. ...

    The conclusion to the Dark Gifts trilogy doesn't quite stick the ending, but it wraps up the political machinations from the first two and provides the Luke/Silyen relationship I was hoping for. Following the aborted Blood Fair at the end of the previous book, the rebellion against the...

    How I Came to Read This Book: I loved the first two in the trilogy...the release dates in North America have been behind the UK ones, so I got my aunt to bring me over a copy of Book #2 over the holidays, and nabbed Book #3 from BookDepository.com so I wouldn't have to wait for this fi...

    Absolutely fantastic conclusion to an enthralling trilogy! "Bright Ruin" continues the dark, twisty and completely epic YA fantasy trilogy of Dark Gifts. In this alternate world, certain individuals have what is called Skill, which is a sort of X-Men-like power. They are known as Equal...

    This was by far my favourite book of the series! Firstly we get so much more of Silyen in this book and he is easily my favourite character so I was so happy to hear more from him. Plus, now that Luke was with him, Luke?s chapters contained even more Silyen so I was thrilled! I ...

    It's the third and final book in Vic James Dark Gifts series, Bright Ruin.I have really enjoyed reading this series this week, and I can't wait to get the book signed next week when Vic James visits YALC. Bright Ruin comes out Thursday 26th July.The rebellion against the Equals is gr...

  • Christine
    Sep 01, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

  • Olivia
    Jun 01, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

  • itchy vosijk
    Jul 20, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

  • Laura
    Aug 29, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

  • Kelly
    Jan 15, 2017

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

  • Zaide
    Aug 14, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Full review to come. ...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    This series blew me away. I love the character development, especially how you never know any of the character's motivations. It keeps you guessing from beginning to end through all three books. I love how unique it is from other books; it stands out as its own special concept. While I...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    The final book in the Dark Gifts trilogy somehow managed to out do it's excellent predecessors in tension, political intrigue, fantasy and excitement. Vic James has created an expertly realised alternative Britain full of complex and compelling characters. No spoilers here, but the f...

    4.5 stars Review for trilogy posted to https://www.instagram.com/nightresple... and will update here later. ...

    The conclusion to the Dark Gifts trilogy doesn't quite stick the ending, but it wraps up the political machinations from the first two and provides the Luke/Silyen relationship I was hoping for. Following the aborted Blood Fair at the end of the previous book, the rebellion against the...

    How I Came to Read This Book: I loved the first two in the trilogy...the release dates in North America have been behind the UK ones, so I got my aunt to bring me over a copy of Book #2 over the holidays, and nabbed Book #3 from BookDepository.com so I wouldn't have to wait for this fi...

    Absolutely fantastic conclusion to an enthralling trilogy! "Bright Ruin" continues the dark, twisty and completely epic YA fantasy trilogy of Dark Gifts. In this alternate world, certain individuals have what is called Skill, which is a sort of X-Men-like power. They are known as Equal...

    This was by far my favourite book of the series! Firstly we get so much more of Silyen in this book and he is easily my favourite character so I was so happy to hear more from him. Plus, now that Luke was with him, Luke?s chapters contained even more Silyen so I was thrilled! I ...

  • Nikki
    Jul 19, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

  • imyril
    Jul 21, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

  • Gaja Kos
    Jul 23, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Full review to come. ...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    This series blew me away. I love the character development, especially how you never know any of the character's motivations. It keeps you guessing from beginning to end through all three books. I love how unique it is from other books; it stands out as its own special concept. While I...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    The final book in the Dark Gifts trilogy somehow managed to out do it's excellent predecessors in tension, political intrigue, fantasy and excitement. Vic James has created an expertly realised alternative Britain full of complex and compelling characters. No spoilers here, but the f...

    4.5 stars Review for trilogy posted to https://www.instagram.com/nightresple... and will update here later. ...

    The conclusion to the Dark Gifts trilogy doesn't quite stick the ending, but it wraps up the political machinations from the first two and provides the Luke/Silyen relationship I was hoping for. Following the aborted Blood Fair at the end of the previous book, the rebellion against the...

    How I Came to Read This Book: I loved the first two in the trilogy...the release dates in North America have been behind the UK ones, so I got my aunt to bring me over a copy of Book #2 over the holidays, and nabbed Book #3 from BookDepository.com so I wouldn't have to wait for this fi...

    Absolutely fantastic conclusion to an enthralling trilogy! "Bright Ruin" continues the dark, twisty and completely epic YA fantasy trilogy of Dark Gifts. In this alternate world, certain individuals have what is called Skill, which is a sort of X-Men-like power. They are known as Equal...

    This was by far my favourite book of the series! Firstly we get so much more of Silyen in this book and he is easily my favourite character so I was so happy to hear more from him. Plus, now that Luke was with him, Luke?s chapters contained even more Silyen so I was thrilled! I ...

    It's the third and final book in Vic James Dark Gifts series, Bright Ruin.I have really enjoyed reading this series this week, and I can't wait to get the book signed next week when Vic James visits YALC. Bright Ruin comes out Thursday 26th July.The rebellion against the Equals is gr...

    This is why I usually avoid Trilogies. It happened with the Hunger Games, and it happened again here. I really enjoyed the first two books in this series. This one? Not so much. I'm left with so many unanswered questions, and one really BIG one (that I can't ask here without giving awa...

    Do you have a series that you consider perfect? Like whoah-how-is-this-even-possible-perfect? That?s the Dark Gifts trilogy for me. Let me start off this review with a brief anecdote. When my pre-ordered copy of Bright Ruin arrived on Monday, I literally dropped what I was doing (s...

  • Rob Wiles
    Aug 10, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Full review to come. ...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    This series blew me away. I love the character development, especially how you never know any of the character's motivations. It keeps you guessing from beginning to end through all three books. I love how unique it is from other books; it stands out as its own special concept. While I...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    The final book in the Dark Gifts trilogy somehow managed to out do it's excellent predecessors in tension, political intrigue, fantasy and excitement. Vic James has created an expertly realised alternative Britain full of complex and compelling characters. No spoilers here, but the f...

  • Beth
    Jun 09, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

  • Christina Reid
    Jun 24, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

  • Orláith
    Aug 03, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Full review to come. ...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    This series blew me away. I love the character development, especially how you never know any of the character's motivations. It keeps you guessing from beginning to end through all three books. I love how unique it is from other books; it stands out as its own special concept. While I...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    The final book in the Dark Gifts trilogy somehow managed to out do it's excellent predecessors in tension, political intrigue, fantasy and excitement. Vic James has created an expertly realised alternative Britain full of complex and compelling characters. No spoilers here, but the f...

    4.5 stars Review for trilogy posted to https://www.instagram.com/nightresple... and will update here later. ...

  • Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
    Feb 02, 2018

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Review to come on release date. ...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Full review to come. ...