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Gilded Cage by Vic James
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Feb 06, 2017

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2017-books-read, books-i-own, reviewed

In this dystopia, Great Britian is ruled by the Equals, an elite class born with magical powers referred to as Skill. The commoners must spend 10 years as slaves, either in a manufacturing town or as servants to a family of Equals. The Hadley family begins their 10 years as servants to the Jardines, the most important of the Equal families. They are split up, however, and teenaged Luke is sent to the brutal factory town of Millmoor, where he becomes involved with revolutionaries. Meanwhile, the Jardines and their allies work behind the scenes for a political coup.

A book like this, with a complicated plot-line, is nearly impossible to describe, but suffice it to say that James weaves multiple, compelling plots with incredible skill. The chapters alternate between several viewpoints, and James masterfully creates the multiple personalities.

This is a phenomenal book--something I don't say often. James has created a believable dystopia with a living world and convincing characters resulting in a engrossing and magnificent story. The Gilded Cage is the first part of a duology, and I eagerly anticipate the finale.
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Reading Progress

January 19, 2017 – Shelved
January 19, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
January 28, 2017 – Started Reading
January 28, 2017 –
page 34
9.24%
January 30, 2017 –
page 74
20.11%
February 4, 2017 –
page 142
38.59%
February 5, 2017 –
page 233
63.32%
February 6, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017-books-read
February 6, 2017 – Shelved as: books-i-own
February 6, 2017 – Finished Reading
February 25, 2017 – Shelved as: reviewed

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