Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tarnished City (Dark Gifts #2) by Vic James

Tarnished City (Dark Gifts) by [James, Vic][BLURB]


The captivating dystopian trilogy that began with Gilded Cage continues. In a modern Britain where magic users control wealth, politics—and you—an uprising has been crushed. In its aftermath, two families will determine the country’s fate. The ruthless Jardines make a play for ultimate power. And the Hadleys, once an ordinary family, must find the extraordinary strength to fight back.

Abi Hadley is a fugitive. Her brother, Luke, a prisoner. Both will discover that in the darkest places, the human spirit shines brightest. Meanwhile, amid his family’s intrigues, Silyen Jardine dreams of forgotten powers from an earlier age.

As blood runs in the streets of London, all three will discover whether love and courage can ever be stronger than tyranny.

How do you choose when you can’t save everyone?

4.5 out of 5 stars

Cannot be read as a standalone.

"These people. Their power. The good they could do with it, and the evil they chose instead." 

My mind is reeling, and I'm still decompressing my thoughts and feelings about Tarnished City. What a sequel...

Luke is locked up for something he didn't do. Abi is on the run trying to find a way to get her brother back. And the Jardines are more powerful than ever.

Tarnished City is darker than book 1, and it reveals how cruel society can be. It's a complicated mess, and I can't wait for the next book to find out how everything ends.