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
Series
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:397 pages pages

Bright Ruin Reviews

  • Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
    Jan 01, 2019

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

    Rating of 3.5(ish) I know this is not one of the beloved YA series of the last few years. It lacks certain author names associated with it, crazy romantic love triangles (there's almost one...) and other things that seem to sell YA books these days. All that to say, for a first time ...

    I love plot twists I cant see coming almost as much as I love ending without cliffhangers. I felt this book/series was something different from anything Ive read. The revolution part of any series is always my favorite, I like that the author wasnt afraid to kill off characters. Too ...

    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 ...

    The first part of the book seemed to be a replica of everything that happened in book 2 so I was kind of disappointed, though I did love book 2. But the last part of this book and the ending totally redeemed it for me. The ending was well thought out and creative and I couldn't have as...

    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 ...

    What an ending to a great series. I finished it last night and I am still mulling over the ending. I am hoping that there will be a series after this one so that I can find the closure. I understand what happened, I just want to know what happens next. This is the third book in a s...

  • 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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

    Rating of 3.5(ish) I know this is not one of the beloved YA series of the last few years. It lacks certain author names associated with it, crazy romantic love triangles (there's almost one...) and other things that seem to sell YA books these days. All that to say, for a first time ...

    I love plot twists I cant see coming almost as much as I love ending without cliffhangers. I felt this book/series was something different from anything Ive read. The revolution part of any series is always my favorite, I like that the author wasnt afraid to kill off characters. Too ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

    Rating of 3.5(ish) I know this is not one of the beloved YA series of the last few years. It lacks certain author names associated with it, crazy romantic love triangles (there's almost one...) and other things that seem to sell YA books these days. All that to say, for a first time ...

    I love plot twists I cant see coming almost as much as I love ending without cliffhangers. I felt this book/series was something different from anything Ive read. The revolution part of any series is always my favorite, I like that the author wasnt afraid to kill off characters. Too ...

    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 ...

    The first part of the book seemed to be a replica of everything that happened in book 2 so I was kind of disappointed, though I did love book 2. But the last part of this book and the ending totally redeemed it for me. The ending was well thought out and creative and I couldn't have as...

    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 ...

    What an ending to a great series. I finished it last night and I am still mulling over the ending. I am hoping that there will be a series after this one so that I can find the closure. I understand what happened, I just want to know what happens next. This is the third book in a s...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

  • 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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

    Rating of 3.5(ish) I know this is not one of the beloved YA series of the last few years. It lacks certain author names associated with it, crazy romantic love triangles (there's almost one...) and other things that seem to sell YA books these days. All that to say, for a first time ...

    I love plot twists I cant see coming almost as much as I love ending without cliffhangers. I felt this book/series was something different from anything Ive read. The revolution part of any series is always my favorite, I like that the author wasnt afraid to kill off characters. Too ...

    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 (Tacky Genre Buff)
    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 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...

  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    Nov 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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

    Rating of 3.5(ish) I know this is not one of the beloved YA series of the last few years. It lacks certain author names associated with it, crazy romantic love triangles (there's almost one...) and other things that seem to sell YA books these days. All that to say, for a first time ...

  • 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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

    Rating of 3.5(ish) I know this is not one of the beloved YA series of the last few years. It lacks certain author names associated with it, crazy romantic love triangles (there's almost one...) and other things that seem to sell YA books these days. All that to say, for a first time ...

    I love plot twists I cant see coming almost as much as I love ending without cliffhangers. I felt this book/series was something different from anything Ive read. The revolution part of any series is always my favorite, I like that the author wasnt afraid to kill off characters. Too ...

    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 ...

    The first part of the book seemed to be a replica of everything that happened in book 2 so I was kind of disappointed, though I did love book 2. But the last part of this book and the ending totally redeemed it for me. The ending was well thought out and creative and I couldn't have as...

    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 ...

    What an ending to a great series. I finished it last night and I am still mulling over the ending. I am hoping that there will be a series after this one so that I can find the closure. I understand what happened, I just want to know what happens next. This is the third book in a s...

    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 ...

  • Yoda
    Dec 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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

    Rating of 3.5(ish) I know this is not one of the beloved YA series of the last few years. It lacks certain author names associated with it, crazy romantic love triangles (there's almost one...) and other things that seem to sell YA books these days. All that to say, for a first time ...

    I love plot twists I cant see coming almost as much as I love ending without cliffhangers. I felt this book/series was something different from anything Ive read. The revolution part of any series is always my favorite, I like that the author wasnt afraid to kill off characters. Too ...

  • 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...

  •  ⇝LEAH⇜
    Jan 17, 2019

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

  • Eggbeater
    Feb 17, 2019

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

    Rating of 3.5(ish) I know this is not one of the beloved YA series of the last few years. It lacks certain author names associated with it, crazy romantic love triangles (there's almost one...) and other things that seem to sell YA books these days. All that to say, for a first time ...

    I love plot twists I cant see coming almost as much as I love ending without cliffhangers. I felt this book/series was something different from anything Ive read. The revolution part of any series is always my favorite, I like that the author wasnt afraid to kill off characters. Too ...

    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 ...

    The first part of the book seemed to be a replica of everything that happened in book 2 so I was kind of disappointed, though I did love book 2. But the last part of this book and the ending totally redeemed it for me. The ending was well thought out and creative and I couldn't have as...

  • 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 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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

    Rating of 3.5(ish) I know this is not one of the beloved YA series of the last few years. It lacks certain author names associated with it, crazy romantic love triangles (there's almost one...) and other things that seem to sell YA books these days. All that to say, for a first time ...

    I love plot twists I cant see coming almost as much as I love ending without cliffhangers. I felt this book/series was something different from anything Ive read. The revolution part of any series is always my favorite, I like that the author wasnt afraid to kill off characters. Too ...

    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 ...

    The first part of the book seemed to be a replica of everything that happened in book 2 so I was kind of disappointed, though I did love book 2. But the last part of this book and the ending totally redeemed it for me. The ending was well thought out and creative and I couldn't have as...

    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 ...

    What an ending to a great series. I finished it last night and I am still mulling over the ending. I am hoping that there will be a series after this one so that I can find the closure. I understand what happened, I just want to know what happens next. This is the third book in a s...

    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...

  • Danielle Annett
    Jan 01, 2019

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

    Rating of 3.5(ish) I know this is not one of the beloved YA series of the last few years. It lacks certain author names associated with it, crazy romantic love triangles (there's almost one...) and other things that seem to sell YA books these days. All that to say, for a first time ...

    I love plot twists I cant see coming almost as much as I love ending without cliffhangers. I felt this book/series was something different from anything Ive read. The revolution part of any series is always my favorite, I like that the author wasnt afraid to kill off characters. Too ...

    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 ...

    The first part of the book seemed to be a replica of everything that happened in book 2 so I was kind of disappointed, though I did love book 2. But the last part of this book and the ending totally redeemed it for me. The ending was well thought out and creative and I couldn't have as...

    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 ...

    What an ending to a great series. I finished it last night and I am still mulling over the ending. I am hoping that there will be a series after this one so that I can find the closure. I understand what happened, I just want to know what happens next. This is the third book in a s...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Beautifully written with dynamic characters and a unique and thrilling world. Bright Ruin is the third book in the Dark Gifts trilogy. I'll admit I got lost from time to time having not read the earlier installments in the series but that didn't detract from the draw the characters had...

  • 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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

    Rating of 3.5(ish) I know this is not one of the beloved YA series of the last few years. It lacks certain author names associated with it, crazy romantic love triangles (there's almost one...) and other things that seem to sell YA books these days. All that to say, for a first time ...

    I love plot twists I cant see coming almost as much as I love ending without cliffhangers. I felt this book/series was something different from anything Ive read. The revolution part of any series is always my favorite, I like that the author wasnt afraid to kill off characters. Too ...

    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 ...

    The first part of the book seemed to be a replica of everything that happened in book 2 so I was kind of disappointed, though I did love book 2. But the last part of this book and the ending totally redeemed it for me. The ending was well thought out and creative and I couldn't have as...

    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 ...

    What an ending to a great series. I finished it last night and I am still mulling over the ending. I am hoping that there will be a series after this one so that I can find the closure. I understand what happened, I just want to know what happens next. This is the third book in a s...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

    Rating of 3.5(ish) I know this is not one of the beloved YA series of the last few years. It lacks certain author names associated with it, crazy romantic love triangles (there's almost one...) and other things that seem to sell YA books these days. All that to say, for a first time ...

    I love plot twists I cant see coming almost as much as I love ending without cliffhangers. I felt this book/series was something different from anything Ive read. The revolution part of any series is always my favorite, I like that the author wasnt afraid to kill off characters. Too ...

    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...

  • Faith
    Dec 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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

  • Justine
    Jan 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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

  • 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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

    Rating of 3.5(ish) I know this is not one of the beloved YA series of the last few years. It lacks certain author names associated with it, crazy romantic love triangles (there's almost one...) and other things that seem to sell YA books these days. All that to say, for a first time ...

    I love plot twists I cant see coming almost as much as I love ending without cliffhangers. I felt this book/series was something different from anything Ive read. The revolution part of any series is always my favorite, I like that the author wasnt afraid to kill off characters. Too ...

    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 ...

    The first part of the book seemed to be a replica of everything that happened in book 2 so I was kind of disappointed, though I did love book 2. But the last part of this book and the ending totally redeemed it for me. The ending was well thought out and creative and I couldn't have as...

    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 ...

    What an ending to a great series. I finished it last night and I am still mulling over the ending. I am hoping that there will be a series after this one so that I can find the closure. I understand what happened, I just want to know what happens next. This is the third book in a s...

    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 ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

    Rating of 3.5(ish) I know this is not one of the beloved YA series of the last few years. It lacks certain author names associated with it, crazy romantic love triangles (there's almost one...) and other things that seem to sell YA books these days. All that to say, for a first time ...

    I love plot twists I cant see coming almost as much as I love ending without cliffhangers. I felt this book/series was something different from anything Ive read. The revolution part of any series is always my favorite, I like that the author wasnt afraid to kill off characters. Too ...

    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 ...

    The first part of the book seemed to be a replica of everything that happened in book 2 so I was kind of disappointed, though I did love book 2. But the last part of this book and the ending totally redeemed it for me. The ending was well thought out and creative and I couldn't have as...

    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 ...

    What an ending to a great series. I finished it last night and I am still mulling over the ending. I am hoping that there will be a series after this one so that I can find the closure. I understand what happened, I just want to know what happens next. This is the third book in a s...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

    Rating of 3.5(ish) I know this is not one of the beloved YA series of the last few years. It lacks certain author names associated with it, crazy romantic love triangles (there's almost one...) and other things that seem to sell YA books these days. All that to say, for a first time ...

    I love plot twists I cant see coming almost as much as I love ending without cliffhangers. I felt this book/series was something different from anything Ive read. The revolution part of any series is always my favorite, I like that the author wasnt afraid to kill off characters. Too ...

    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 ...

    The first part of the book seemed to be a replica of everything that happened in book 2 so I was kind of disappointed, though I did love book 2. But the last part of this book and the ending totally redeemed it for me. The ending was well thought out and creative and I couldn't have as...

    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 ...

    What an ending to a great series. I finished it last night and I am still mulling over the ending. I am hoping that there will be a series after this one so that I can find the closure. I understand what happened, I just want to know what happens next. This is the third book in a s...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

    Rating of 3.5(ish) I know this is not one of the beloved YA series of the last few years. It lacks certain author names associated with it, crazy romantic love triangles (there's almost one...) and other things that seem to sell YA books these days. All that to say, for a first time ...

    I love plot twists I cant see coming almost as much as I love ending without cliffhangers. I felt this book/series was something different from anything Ive read. The revolution part of any series is always my favorite, I like that the author wasnt afraid to kill off characters. Too ...

    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 ...

    The first part of the book seemed to be a replica of everything that happened in book 2 so I was kind of disappointed, though I did love book 2. But the last part of this book and the ending totally redeemed it for me. The ending was well thought out and creative and I couldn't have as...

    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 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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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...

  • 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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

    Rating of 3.5(ish) I know this is not one of the beloved YA series of the last few years. It lacks certain author names associated with it, crazy romantic love triangles (there's almost one...) and other things that seem to sell YA books these days. All that to say, for a first time ...

    I love plot twists I cant see coming almost as much as I love ending without cliffhangers. I felt this book/series was something different from anything Ive read. The revolution part of any series is always my favorite, I like that the author wasnt afraid to kill off characters. Too ...

    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 ...

    The first part of the book seemed to be a replica of everything that happened in book 2 so I was kind of disappointed, though I did love book 2. But the last part of this book and the ending totally redeemed it for me. The ending was well thought out and creative and I couldn't have as...

    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 ...

    What an ending to a great series. I finished it last night and I am still mulling over the ending. I am hoping that there will be a series after this one so that I can find the closure. I understand what happened, I just want to know what happens next. This is the third book in a s...

    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 ...

  • 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 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...

    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...

    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...

    A bit of a mind bending finish to an interesting trilogy. Things did not go where I thought they would in this story when I started the first book, but that is part of what made this series such a good read. One of the things I liked most was how very ambiguous some of the character...

    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...

    This is the final book of a fantasy trilogy about a group of young people fighting for freedom in a reimagined England in which Equals with magical Skills have supplanted royalty and the government. People who are not Equals are required to serve as slaves for a ten year period. It can...

    ? Highlights? Alternate/Dystopian-ish Society Magic Fantastical Elements Intrigue Good Triumphing Over Evil A Small Splish of Romance Audiobook Narrated by Evita Jay ?My Thoughts ? What can I say...that was a satisfying ending to an intriguing serie...

    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. ...

    Rating of 3.5(ish) I know this is not one of the beloved YA series of the last few years. It lacks certain author names associated with it, crazy romantic love triangles (there's almost one...) and other things that seem to sell YA books these days. All that to say, for a first time ...

    I love plot twists I cant see coming almost as much as I love ending without cliffhangers. I felt this book/series was something different from anything Ive read. The revolution part of any series is always my favorite, I like that the author wasnt afraid to kill off characters. Too ...

    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 ...

    The first part of the book seemed to be a replica of everything that happened in book 2 so I was kind of disappointed, though I did love book 2. But the last part of this book and the ending totally redeemed it for me. The ending was well thought out and creative and I couldn't have as...

    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 ...

    What an ending to a great series. I finished it last night and I am still mulling over the ending. I am hoping that there will be a series after this one so that I can find the closure. I understand what happened, I just want to know what happens next. This is the third book in a s...

    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. ...