Friday, 12 January 2018

Review - Tarnished City (Dark Gifts, #2) by Vic James

Title: Tarnished City (Dark Gifts, #2)
Author: Vic James
Pages: 416
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 7th September 2017

Blurb from Goodreads: 

A corrupted city. A dark dream of power.

Luke is a prisoner, condemned for a murder he didn’t commit. Abi is a fugitive, desperate to free him before magic breaks his mind. But as the Jardines tighten their grip on a turbulent Britain, brother and sister face a fight greater than their own.

New alliances and old feuds will remake the nation, leaving Abi and Luke questioning everything – and everyone – they know. And as Silyen Jardine hungers for the forgotten Skill of the legendary Wonder King, the country’s darkest hour approaches. Freedom and knowledge both come at a cost. So who will pay the price?

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley*

After the events of Gilded Cage, Luke is now a prisoner and Abi is determined to set him free.
Silyen Jardine is curious to learn more about Skill while his father will do everything he can to keep power in his grasp.

Tarnished City follows straight on from Gilded Cage which I enjoyed. I was excited to see what the author had in store for the characters in this sequel.
I liked the characters and I was enjoying the plot for a while but then I found myself losing interest and I didn't really care what happened next. I think the problem was that the story dragged in places and some things that happened didn't shock me like they were supposed to - instead of being surprised I just thought oh, okay then.
I'm disappointed that I didn't enjoy this more. I might try and read it again another time.

Overall this was an okay read.