Series: Dark Gifts

January 31, 2018

Going Nowhere with Sequel Syndrome | Tarnished City by Vic James

Going Nowhere with Sequel Syndrome | Tarnished City by Vic James

I’m a bit disappointed with Tarnished City. The first in the series, Gilded Cage, held potential to kick off a great series but much like many a sequel, this book fell short. And it begins with the plot. Have you ever read a book that didn’t really go anywhere? I felt that way with Tarnished City, as if I was being turned in […]

January 24, 2017

Review – Gilded Cage by Vic James

Review – Gilded Cage by Vic James

I contemplated whether I really wanted to read Gilded Cage or not. Dystopian YAs and me don’t generally mix well but despite some of the world elements, this book read as a mix of dystopia and fantasy. And it worked. The elite upper class possess magic and lord it over all those beneath them, including in the form of “slave days” where regular citizens […]