Bright Ruin

Bright Ruin

Magically gifted aristocrats rule--and commoners are doomed to serve. But a rebellion threatens the old order. The dystopian trilogy that began with Gilded Cage and Tarnished City concludes. In a world where the lower classes must endure ten years of forced service to unfairly advantaged, magically powered rulers, a teenage boy dreams of rebellion, his older sister yearns f Magically gifted aristocrats rule--and commoners are doomed to serve. But a rebellion threatens the old order. The dy...

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Title:Bright Ruin
Author:Vic James
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Bright Ruin
ISBN13
9780425284193
Edition Language
English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:397 pages pages

Bright Ruin Reviews

  • Roxanne
    Oct 09, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    4.5 stars This was one of my most anticipated reads and I have been dying to get my hands on it! Vic James has taken readers on an emotional journey with a cast of characters that will have you cheering one minute and then angry and crying the next. Bright Ruin is the third book in ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    After the Blood Fair, Luke is fleeing the capital with Silyen and Abi is hiding out with Gavar, Daisy and Libby. The fates of the Hadleys and Jardines are forever entangled and the future of Britain, for better or worse, is in their hands. Will the privileged Equals squash the rebellio...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The conclusion to the Dark Gifts trilogy doesn't quite stick the ending, but it wraps up the political machinations from the first two and provides the Luke/Silyen relationship I was hoping for. Following the aborted Blood Fair at the end of the previous book, the rebellion against the...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Just like the previous books, the story switches between the main characters and follows their life in a dark and painful world. This series isn't a light read, and it leaves you thinking. I'm a bit satisfied, but I'm als...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

    4 stars I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is the final book in the Dark Gifts trilogy. The story picks up right after the last book left off. Abi has escaped the Blood Fair and continues to fight with the rebels to take dow...

    Thank you to Netgalley and Del Ray for a copy of the eARC in exchange for a fair review. Disclaimer this 3rd and final book in the trilogy. Please read no further unless you wanted to be spoiled. All the of the surviving players are back. Abi is still shocked that Gavar helpe...

  • Isis
    Jun 28, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    4.5 stars This was one of my most anticipated reads and I have been dying to get my hands on it! Vic James has taken readers on an emotional journey with a cast of characters that will have you cheering one minute and then angry and crying the next. Bright Ruin is the third book in ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    After the Blood Fair, Luke is fleeing the capital with Silyen and Abi is hiding out with Gavar, Daisy and Libby. The fates of the Hadleys and Jardines are forever entangled and the future of Britain, for better or worse, is in their hands. Will the privileged Equals squash the rebellio...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The conclusion to the Dark Gifts trilogy doesn't quite stick the ending, but it wraps up the political machinations from the first two and provides the Luke/Silyen relationship I was hoping for. Following the aborted Blood Fair at the end of the previous book, the rebellion against the...

  • Olivia
    Jun 25, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

  • Shelley
    Oct 02, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

  • Ellie
    Jul 25, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    4.5 stars This was one of my most anticipated reads and I have been dying to get my hands on it! Vic James has taken readers on an emotional journey with a cast of characters that will have you cheering one minute and then angry and crying the next. Bright Ruin is the third book in ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    After the Blood Fair, Luke is fleeing the capital with Silyen and Abi is hiding out with Gavar, Daisy and Libby. The fates of the Hadleys and Jardines are forever entangled and the future of Britain, for better or worse, is in their hands. Will the privileged Equals squash the rebellio...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Mar 19, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    Jul 11, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

  • Jane
    Oct 31, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    4.5 stars This was one of my most anticipated reads and I have been dying to get my hands on it! Vic James has taken readers on an emotional journey with a cast of characters that will have you cheering one minute and then angry and crying the next. Bright Ruin is the third book in ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    After the Blood Fair, Luke is fleeing the capital with Silyen and Abi is hiding out with Gavar, Daisy and Libby. The fates of the Hadleys and Jardines are forever entangled and the future of Britain, for better or worse, is in their hands. Will the privileged Equals squash the rebellio...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The conclusion to the Dark Gifts trilogy doesn't quite stick the ending, but it wraps up the political machinations from the first two and provides the Luke/Silyen relationship I was hoping for. Following the aborted Blood Fair at the end of the previous book, the rebellion against the...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Just like the previous books, the story switches between the main characters and follows their life in a dark and painful world. This series isn't a light read, and it leaves you thinking. I'm a bit satisfied, but I'm als...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

    4 stars I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is the final book in the Dark Gifts trilogy. The story picks up right after the last book left off. Abi has escaped the Blood Fair and continues to fight with the rebels to take dow...

  • Princess
    Sep 20, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

  • Char
    Oct 24, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

  • Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
    Jul 26, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    4.5 stars This was one of my most anticipated reads and I have been dying to get my hands on it! Vic James has taken readers on an emotional journey with a cast of characters that will have you cheering one minute and then angry and crying the next. Bright Ruin is the third book in ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

  • Erikka
    Jul 24, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    4.5 stars This was one of my most anticipated reads and I have been dying to get my hands on it! Vic James has taken readers on an emotional journey with a cast of characters that will have you cheering one minute and then angry and crying the next. Bright Ruin is the third book in ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    After the Blood Fair, Luke is fleeing the capital with Silyen and Abi is hiding out with Gavar, Daisy and Libby. The fates of the Hadleys and Jardines are forever entangled and the future of Britain, for better or worse, is in their hands. Will the privileged Equals squash the rebellio...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The conclusion to the Dark Gifts trilogy doesn't quite stick the ending, but it wraps up the political machinations from the first two and provides the Luke/Silyen relationship I was hoping for. Following the aborted Blood Fair at the end of the previous book, the rebellion against the...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Just like the previous books, the story switches between the main characters and follows their life in a dark and painful world. This series isn't a light read, and it leaves you thinking. I'm a bit satisfied, but I'm als...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

    4 stars I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is the final book in the Dark Gifts trilogy. The story picks up right after the last book left off. Abi has escaped the Blood Fair and continues to fight with the rebels to take dow...

    Thank you to Netgalley and Del Ray for a copy of the eARC in exchange for a fair review. Disclaimer this 3rd and final book in the trilogy. Please read no further unless you wanted to be spoiled. All the of the surviving players are back. Abi is still shocked that Gavar helpe...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

    This series blew me away. I love the character development, especially how you never know any of the character's motivations. It keeps you guessing from beginning to end through all three books. I love how unique it is from other books; it stands out as its own special concept. While I...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Sep 30, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

  • Steven
    Aug 20, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

  • Meigan
    Jul 17, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    4.5 stars This was one of my most anticipated reads and I have been dying to get my hands on it! Vic James has taken readers on an emotional journey with a cast of characters that will have you cheering one minute and then angry and crying the next. Bright Ruin is the third book in ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

  • Anne Monteith
    Jun 20, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    4.5 stars This was one of my most anticipated reads and I have been dying to get my hands on it! Vic James has taken readers on an emotional journey with a cast of characters that will have you cheering one minute and then angry and crying the next. Bright Ruin is the third book in ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    After the Blood Fair, Luke is fleeing the capital with Silyen and Abi is hiding out with Gavar, Daisy and Libby. The fates of the Hadleys and Jardines are forever entangled and the future of Britain, for better or worse, is in their hands. Will the privileged Equals squash the rebellio...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The conclusion to the Dark Gifts trilogy doesn't quite stick the ending, but it wraps up the political machinations from the first two and provides the Luke/Silyen relationship I was hoping for. Following the aborted Blood Fair at the end of the previous book, the rebellion against the...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Just like the previous books, the story switches between the main characters and follows their life in a dark and painful world. This series isn't a light read, and it leaves you thinking. I'm a bit satisfied, but I'm als...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

    4 stars I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is the final book in the Dark Gifts trilogy. The story picks up right after the last book left off. Abi has escaped the Blood Fair and continues to fight with the rebels to take dow...

    Thank you to Netgalley and Del Ray for a copy of the eARC in exchange for a fair review. Disclaimer this 3rd and final book in the trilogy. Please read no further unless you wanted to be spoiled. All the of the surviving players are back. Abi is still shocked that Gavar helpe...

    This is going to be a spoiler free review since the book will not be released in the US until October I don?t want to give any details away. I will say that if you liked the first two books this is a must read to finish the series. I love both of the previous books and while this one...

  • Jess Crafts
    Jun 16, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    4.5 stars This was one of my most anticipated reads and I have been dying to get my hands on it! Vic James has taken readers on an emotional journey with a cast of characters that will have you cheering one minute and then angry and crying the next. Bright Ruin is the third book in ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    After the Blood Fair, Luke is fleeing the capital with Silyen and Abi is hiding out with Gavar, Daisy and Libby. The fates of the Hadleys and Jardines are forever entangled and the future of Britain, for better or worse, is in their hands. Will the privileged Equals squash the rebellio...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

  • Annemieke / A Dance with Books
    Jul 08, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

  • Christine
    Sep 01, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    4.5 stars This was one of my most anticipated reads and I have been dying to get my hands on it! Vic James has taken readers on an emotional journey with a cast of characters that will have you cheering one minute and then angry and crying the next. Bright Ruin is the third book in ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    After the Blood Fair, Luke is fleeing the capital with Silyen and Abi is hiding out with Gavar, Daisy and Libby. The fates of the Hadleys and Jardines are forever entangled and the future of Britain, for better or worse, is in their hands. Will the privileged Equals squash the rebellio...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

  • Olivia
    Jun 01, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

  • itchy vosijk
    Jul 20, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    4.5 stars This was one of my most anticipated reads and I have been dying to get my hands on it! Vic James has taken readers on an emotional journey with a cast of characters that will have you cheering one minute and then angry and crying the next. Bright Ruin is the third book in ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    After the Blood Fair, Luke is fleeing the capital with Silyen and Abi is hiding out with Gavar, Daisy and Libby. The fates of the Hadleys and Jardines are forever entangled and the future of Britain, for better or worse, is in their hands. Will the privileged Equals squash the rebellio...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

  • Laura
    Aug 29, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    4.5 stars This was one of my most anticipated reads and I have been dying to get my hands on it! Vic James has taken readers on an emotional journey with a cast of characters that will have you cheering one minute and then angry and crying the next. Bright Ruin is the third book in ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    After the Blood Fair, Luke is fleeing the capital with Silyen and Abi is hiding out with Gavar, Daisy and Libby. The fates of the Hadleys and Jardines are forever entangled and the future of Britain, for better or worse, is in their hands. Will the privileged Equals squash the rebellio...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

  • Kelly
    Jan 15, 2017

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

  • Carrie
    Oct 07, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

  • Nikki
    Jul 19, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

  • imyril
    Jul 21, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    4.5 stars This was one of my most anticipated reads and I have been dying to get my hands on it! Vic James has taken readers on an emotional journey with a cast of characters that will have you cheering one minute and then angry and crying the next. Bright Ruin is the third book in ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    After the Blood Fair, Luke is fleeing the capital with Silyen and Abi is hiding out with Gavar, Daisy and Libby. The fates of the Hadleys and Jardines are forever entangled and the future of Britain, for better or worse, is in their hands. Will the privileged Equals squash the rebellio...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The conclusion to the Dark Gifts trilogy doesn't quite stick the ending, but it wraps up the political machinations from the first two and provides the Luke/Silyen relationship I was hoping for. Following the aborted Blood Fair at the end of the previous book, the rebellion against the...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Just like the previous books, the story switches between the main characters and follows their life in a dark and painful world. This series isn't a light read, and it leaves you thinking. I'm a bit satisfied, but I'm als...

    The Dark Gifts trilogy comes to a satisfying climax as the Chancellor tightens his grip on Britain, and the resistance faces its harshest trials. The question throughout this trilogy has been what certain characters are made of: whether Gavar is just a brute, or has a conscience; wheth...

  • book bruin
    Sep 19, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    4.5 stars This was one of my most anticipated reads and I have been dying to get my hands on it! Vic James has taken readers on an emotional journey with a cast of characters that will have you cheering one minute and then angry and crying the next. Bright Ruin is the third book in ...

  • Beth
    Jun 09, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    4.5 stars This was one of my most anticipated reads and I have been dying to get my hands on it! Vic James has taken readers on an emotional journey with a cast of characters that will have you cheering one minute and then angry and crying the next. Bright Ruin is the third book in ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    After the Blood Fair, Luke is fleeing the capital with Silyen and Abi is hiding out with Gavar, Daisy and Libby. The fates of the Hadleys and Jardines are forever entangled and the future of Britain, for better or worse, is in their hands. Will the privileged Equals squash the rebellio...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

  • Christina Reid
    Jun 24, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    4.5 stars This was one of my most anticipated reads and I have been dying to get my hands on it! Vic James has taken readers on an emotional journey with a cast of characters that will have you cheering one minute and then angry and crying the next. Bright Ruin is the third book in ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

  • Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
    Feb 02, 2018

    Fear was the superpower they all possessed. And unlike Midsummer?s monsters, there was no limit to the number of people they could control with it. On sale now! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Vic James wraps up her hard-hitting DARK GIFTS fantasy trilogy with B...

    Bright Ruin by Vic James is the third book of the young adult fantasy Dark Gifts series. From the title of the series to the intense book cover one should guess that this series is not all rainbows and sunshine but one that is incredibly dark and sometimes disturbing so while it is you...

    BRIGHT RUIN brings to an end the DARK GIFTS trilogy which began with GILDED CAGE back in 2017. This series delivered on nearly every promise it made back then, resulting in an extremely satisfying experience for this reader. We're back with all the same characters, (well, the ones t...

    Rating ~3.5 History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened. A rather stunning conclusion to an overall fantastic series. Filled with politics, intrigue, family and morally gray characters, this book manages to keep us guessing fro...

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Vic James has created a fantastic world, well plotted and filled with deep, complicated, flawed characters. It's hard to believe that this trilogy is her debut into the rea...

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. However, I own the two other instalments in this trilogy, and plan to buy this one as soon as it's out. What a fantastic finale. I love the Dark Gifts trilogy, to the point where I'd possibly declare this as my fa...

    Oh my gosh!!!! How could his end like that?! I mean it?s both perfect and so frustrating to be left with questions. Okay. I loved this series, and I utterly adored the ending to it. I love that Luke and Abi are regular commoners, and not really leaders as such, but it?s stil...

    Currently Reading anD Currently Dying because THIS BOOK IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE THINGS ITS DOING TO MY SOUL -------- But can I have it now though? HOW DOES ONE WAIT FOR AN ENDING THAT IS LIKELY TO MAKE ME SO DECEASED THERE ARE NO WORDS ...

    WELL. WELL. Before reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. After reading: I have actual heartburn at the thought of this book. ...

    Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review! Well oh my gosh, that was the conclusion to The Dark Gifts trilogy and what a wild ride it was. This trilogy is not without its faults, and I do have my pickings with this book too, but t...

    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Dystopian *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Bright Ruin is the third and final installment in author Vic James' Dark Gifts trilogy. The Dark Gifts trilogy is a character driven series filled with upstairs/downstairs drama, historical intrigue, teen rebellion,...

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Del Rey and Vic James in exchange of an honest review. I truly enjoyed this series. I spent all 3 books in this series trying to figure out who was good or bad. So many losses. My heart was broken several times. I would have loved to have seen ...

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD YEAR FOR SERIES FINALES???? I loved this book, okay? I mean I've loved this series since Gilded Cage, and it was a really long time before I read Tarnished City, but, man, as soon as I read it I NEEDED the next one ASAP. This series is so worth it and I wish ...

    4.5 stars This was one of my most anticipated reads and I have been dying to get my hands on it! Vic James has taken readers on an emotional journey with a cast of characters that will have you cheering one minute and then angry and crying the next. Bright Ruin is the third book in ...

    ?Parting is such sweet sorrow?, and that's exactly the case with Bright Ruin, the third and final installment in Vic James' phenomenal Dark Gifts trilogy. I've been waiting for this book with equal parts dread and anticipation, and both my dread and my anticipation were well-reward...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for giving me this book to review. Bright Ruin is the really good final book of the Dark Gifts trilogy. It has lots of twists and I would not have expected half of the things that happened in this series when I started reading Gilded Cage. This ...

    I am dead! Not what I expected at all - a must read! Full review to come closer to publication. ...

    After the Blood Fair, Luke is fleeing the capital with Silyen and Abi is hiding out with Gavar, Daisy and Libby. The fates of the Hadleys and Jardines are forever entangled and the future of Britain, for better or worse, is in their hands. Will the privileged Equals squash the rebellio...

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. It's the final book in a trilogy that I've loved with one of my favourite characters I've ever read. But to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. It simply didn't have enough Silyen in it for me. There wasn't enough from Silyen, of ...

    Why y'all sleeping on this series I'll never understand. I initially picked up the first book of the Dark Gifts series on a short vacation in the most beautiful bookstore ever, located in Berlin. I picked up the book because of the simple, yet incredibly gorgeous cover (and I do prefer...

    Okay, so maybe the first book was just a lot better than the rest of the series. This one was better than the second. And I appreciated getting some explanation on certain things I didn't quite understand before, but there were things that were added to this book that didn't get explai...

    This series conclusion is brutal and beautiful. I'm pretty sure the last scene of the series is going to be one that makes me emotional whenever I recall it. In fact, this is quite possibly my favorite fantasy trilogy of all time. I was afraid, when I read Gilded Cage, that the two boo...

    "There'd be no more hiding, and no more running. Now was for fighting. Lord Jardine and Bouda would subject this whole country to a Blood Fair, if they could. Britain itself, pinned down and torn at by the Equals for their sport. Time to smash the country's chains and set it free." ...

    The conclusion to the Dark Gifts trilogy doesn't quite stick the ending, but it wraps up the political machinations from the first two and provides the Luke/Silyen relationship I was hoping for. Following the aborted Blood Fair at the end of the previous book, the rebellion against the...

    ***** 4 Stars ***** Cannot be read as a standalone. Just like the previous books, the story switches between the main characters and follows their life in a dark and painful world. This series isn't a light read, and it leaves you thinking. I'm a bit satisfied, but I'm als...