Gilded Cage: Book Review

61nnmbcmzyl-_sx326_bo1204203200_Title: Gilded Cage
Author: Vic James
Publication Date: February 14, 2017
Genres: YA, Dystopia, Fantasy
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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?

I would like to thank NetGalley for providing me with Gilded Cage in exchange for an honest review!


Gilded Cage is a worthy addition to the genre of YA dystopian fantasy and a solid first novel by Vic James.

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An Interview with Megan

Can you believe it’s already the end of the semester? These past few months seemed to fly by!

Hopefully, Interrobang Books’ first official ~~video interview~~ (with my sister, Megan) will make your finals week a little bit brighter 🙂

Check out the books Megan mentioned!

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Why Sarah J. Maas Writes The Best Protagonists in YA Lit, or An Ode to Celaena Sardothien


Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Mist and Fury didn’t just win the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction, it dominated. 


Maas’ book, the second in her A Court of Thorns and Roses series, drew in almost 20 thousand more votes than the runner-up, Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. The third place winner? The newest release in Maas’ Throne of Glass series, Empire of Storms.

So what makes Sarah J. Maas’ books great? In my book (hah) it’s her protagonists. While in my opinion Celaena (Throne of Glass) edges out Feyre (A Court of Thorns and Roses), they are both brilliantly rendered, unique, and dynamic.

I read the Throne of Glass series first and I was hooked from the first page. But, what started out as a pretty good book quickly turned into a breathtaking series, mainly because of Celaena. So what makes Celaena great?

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The Secret History: Book Review


Title: The Secret History
Author: Donna Tartt
Originally Published: September 1992
Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
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Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last – inexorably – into evil.


If I had to use one word to describe this book it would be ‘underwhelming’.

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