“Waiting” On Wednesday: Gilded Cage


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

Gilded Cage by Vic James

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publication date: January 26th 2017
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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For readers of Victoria Aveyard and George RR Martin comes a darkly fantastical debut set in a modern England where magically gifted aristocrats rule and commoners are doomed to serve.


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?

I’m such a sucker for fantasy books! Love the sounds of a dark and magical read set in an alternate modern London!

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Author: Cyn

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7 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: Gilded Cage”

  1. I’ve got this one for review so I’m ready to check it out soon. I hope we both love it! Have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. This one definitely sounds good. It is on my TBR as well. You can check out my Wednesday post HERE.

  3. I have an ARC of this one but this is the first time I’m seeing this cover. I think I like this one better than the one most people show. I really enjoy dark reads too and this one sounds like it fits the bill.

  4. Oh this sounds interesting. I’m going to have to check further into this one. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  5. This sounds so good! I’m excited about it!

  6. This does sound like a good book! And I’ve heard it’s got some darker aspects, which makes it even more appealing. I can definitely see why you’re excited for it!

  7. An alternative locale is always interesting. Hope you enjy it!

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