Hello everyone! I am REALLY excited to be sharing about a giveaway I’m running on Twitter! As many of you know, Gilded Cage by Vic James has become one of my favorite series and I wanted to spread the love. Thanks to Del Rey, I have been provided with a paperback copy of Gilded Cage and an advanced copy of Tarnished City to give away! Thanks Del Rey!
A dark and magical dystopian with twists and turns you never saw coming!
About the Books
Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts #1)
In modern-day Britain, magic users control everything: wealth, politics, power—and you. If you’re not one of the ultimate one-percenters—the magical elite—you owe them ten years of service. Do those years when you’re old, and you’ll never get through them. Do them young, and you’ll never get over them.
This is the darkly decadent world of Gilded Cage. In its glittering milieu move the all-powerful Jardines and the everyday Hadleys. The families have only one thing in common: Each has three children. But their destinies entwine when one family enters the service of the other. They will all discover whether any magic is more powerful than the human spirit.
Have a quick ten years. . . .
Tarnished City (Dark Gifts #2)
by Vic James
A corrupted city. A dark dream of power.
Luke is a prisoner, condemned for a murder he didn’t commit. Abi is a fugitive, desperate to free him before magic breaks his mind. But as the Jardines tighten their grip on a turbulent Britain, brother and sister face a fight greater than their own.
New alliances and old feuds will remake the nation, leaving Abi and Luke questioning everything – and everyone – they know. And as Silyen Jardine hungers for the forgotten Skill of the legendary Wonder King, the country’s darkest hour approaches. Freedom and knowledge both come at a cost. So who will pay the price?
My thoughts on the series
Do you like morally gray characters and not always knowing who is good or bad or both?
The world is an alternate world where in England the magical, the “Skilled”, rule and if you aren’t one of them you serve the country for 10 years of your life. You can choose when to serve but it has to be done in order to gain full rights and priviledges in the country.
This book follows two families, one of the Skilled and one of those who serve. Tarnished City, book two in the series, really steps up the worldbuilding and the desperation of the situation. Plus we learn more about the magic that even the Skilled are only starting to understand themselves. It’s dark, exciting, and honestly my new favorite series! Enter to win or pick up copies, you won’t regret it!