Waiting on Wednesday: Spotlight on Gilded Cage by Vic James
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.
My “Waiting On” Wednesday selection for this week is Gilded Cage by Vic James. I was sold on this one as soon as I read that fans of the Red Rising and Red Queen series should enjoy it. I tend to enjoy dystopian novels because they’re always so thrilling and action-packed. Just from reading the book blurb, I think it’s safe to say Gilded Cage will be a wild ride. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy and find out for myself if it’s as amazing as it sounds!
by Vic James
Publication Date: February 14, 2017
For readers of Victoria Aveyard and Kiera Cass comes a darkly fantastical debut set in a modern England where magically gifted aristocrats rule—and commoners are doomed to serve.
Not all are free. Not all are equal. Not all will be saved.
Our world belongs to the Equals — aristocrats with magical gifts — and all commoners must serve them for ten years. But behind the gates of England’s grandest estate lies a power that could break the world.
A girl thirsts for love and knowledge.
Abi is a servant to England’s most powerful family, but her spirit is free. So when she falls for one of the noble-born sons, Abi faces a terrible choice. Uncovering the family’s secrets might win her liberty, but will her heart pay the price?
A boy dreams of revolution.
Abi’s brother, Luke, is enslaved in a brutal factory town. Far from his family and cruelly oppressed, he makes friends whose ideals could cost him everything. Now Luke has discovered there may be a power even greater than magic: revolution.
And an aristocrat will remake the world with his dark gifts.
He is a shadow in the glittering world of the Equals, with mysterious powers no one else understands. But will he liberate—or destroy?
Check out this Advance Praise for Gilded Cage!
“Gilded Cage is a heart-pounding combination of dark magic, political revolution, and forbidden romance that had me addicted from the first page!”—Danielle L. Jensen, USA Today bestselling author of The Malediction Trilogy
“Devious and deliciously dark with lashings of magic, mystery, and mayhem, this juggernaut of a book will keep you hanging on by your fingernails until the very last page.”—Taran Matharu, New York Times bestselling author of The Summoner Trilogy
“A dark and intriguing vision of an alternate, magic-drenched Britain, Gilded Cage kept me up long into the night.”—Aliette de Bodard, author of The House of Shattered Wings
“Brisk plotting, sympathetic characters, and plenty of intrigue will keep readers on the edges of their seats, eager for the next book in a very promising series.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
* * * * *
I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your WoW selection for this week. 🙂
This one does look so good! I can’t wait to read it!
Hopefully we’ll both love it!
This book totally had me until like the last sentence of the summary. I really struggle with fantasy- but it sounds like from the reviews this book might have just the right amount. I’ll definitely check it out- here’s hoping!
Hopefully we will both love it!
I haven’t read this book yet, but it’s on my TBR and I’m curious. Hopefully you and I both love it! Great WoW pick ^_^
Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles
I hope we do too! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Ooh, I just finished an ARC of this and it absolutely as good as it sounds! I hope you love it when you read it. 🙂
Oh yay, I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed it! I literally just got approved for an e-ARC this afternoon and can’t wait to read it. 🙂
This does sound really interesting!! Thank you for sharing. I think I might like this one. I also really like the simple cover.
I agree about the cover. That was actually what initially caught my eye, and then the blurb sucked me right in!