Book Review: Why You Should Pick Up Gilded Cage by Vic James

Could you drop everything – your family, career, goals, your life, for an entire decade? Imagine a world with 10 years already knocked off of your life. 

How does that world look to you? 

If you can’t even fathom a place where you have no choice, but to give up your life, Gilded Cage can help you.

Gilded Cage by Vic James

Author: Vic James

Genres: Fantasy, Dystopia, YA

Publisher: Del Rey Books

Release Date: February 14, 2017

Rating: Bruh (See Rating System/Scale)

In modern-day Britain, magic users control everything: wealth, politics, power—and you. If you’re not one of the ultimate one-percenters—the magical elite—you owe them ten years of service. Do those years when you’re old, and you’ll never get through them. Do them young, and you’ll never get over them.

This is the darkly decadent world of Gilded Cage. In its glittering milieu move the all-powerful Jardines and the everyday Hadleys. The families have only one thing in common: Each has three children. But their destinies entwine when one family enters the service of the other. They will all discover whether any magic is more powerful than the human spirit.

Have a quick ten years. . . .

– Goodreads Synopsis

Could you drop everything – your family, career, goals, your life, for an entire decade? Imagine a world with 10 years already knocked off of your life. 

How does that world look to you? 

If you can’t even fathom a place where you have no choice, but to give up your life, Gilded Cage can help you.

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Why YA Needs to Portray Healthy Relationships

I think the title speaks for itself. Anushka speaks on an issue that I have to agree with. Young adult titles seem to be in a stagnant position currently, with diversity being one aspect of it improving. That is my thought on why relationships aren’t as loving as they could or should be in a lot of YA novels.

Take a look Anushka’s perspective if you’re interested.

Going Through Books

Today is time for another discussion =D

I’m about to write about the importance of portraying healthy relationships in YA. The reason why I’m writing about YA, is because I feel the lack of healthy relationships in YA, much more than in the adult genre. Sure, sometimes adult books mess up too and portray something unhealthy or incorrectly, but I feel that to be a common occurrence in young adult books. So here is my discussion!

Familial Relationships

YA disturbingly lacks the portrayal of healthy, regular familial relationships, in its quest to write about broken, sad, or desolate family lives. I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve picked up a YA book and it turns out that the family is broken or their is no family life of the characters. Of course, I’m in no way belittling people who actually have such families, but I would 

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Divergent Book Review – Spoiler Free

 

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Title: Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth

Series: Divergent

Publisher: HarperCollins

Published Date: April 25, 2011

Rating: Ard (See Rating System/Scale)

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