Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Gilded Cage by Vic James

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released!

I swear it gets harder and harder to choose just one book to spotlight each week.. there are so many!

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:

Gilded Cage by Vic James
Publication Date: February 14th, 2017 
Del Rey Books
Amazon Book Depository | Barnes & Noble

From Goodreads:

Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts, #1)
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 their 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 normally one to shy away from modern settings if given the option, but Gilded Cage just sounds too interesting to pass by! This entire concept seems somewhat familiar, but also entirely unique at the same time, and I am excited to see how James develops the story. I also believe this is Vic James' debut novel, so it's always fun (and sometimes daunting) to find new author talent!

What do you think about this upcoming release? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?

1 comment:

  1. Seems like an interesting story. I rarely read books of such premise but I'm curious about this one. Thanks for sharing. Hope we'll both enjoy it :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books