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

Tarnished City (Dark Gifts, #2)

A corrupted city. A dark dream of power.Luke is a prisoner, condemned for a murder he didn’t commit. Abi is a fugitive, desperate to free him before magic breaks his mind. But as the Jardines tighten their grip on a turbulent Britain, brother and sister face a fight greater than their own.New alliances and old feuds will remake the nation, leaving Abi and Luke questioning everything – and everyone – they know. And as Silyen Jardine hungers ...

Details Tarnished City (Dark Gifts, #2)

TitleTarnished City (Dark Gifts, #2)
Release DateFeb 5th, 2018
PublisherDel Rey
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fiction

Reviews Tarnished City (Dark Gifts, #2)

  • Dannii Elle
    "I burn not shine."Actual rating 4.5 stars.In my review of the first book of this series, I stated it had an "unique magic-system, a compelling narrative structure, enthralling writing and an unguessable plot." After such highly-heaped praise I was hesitant to see how this would follow in its predecessor's strong footsteps. It has also been a full year since I read the original, and with such a complex plot, worried I would be overwhelmed when re...
  • Emma
    3.5 stars rounded up.This book was surprising! It's a darker and grittier read than its predecessor. Just as in Gilded Cage, the story is still 'a bit different' in ways that keep you reading. This is not a stand- alone and you need to read Gilded Cage first. Events pick up right where the first book left off. We see less of Luke and more of Abi.Several unexpected events happened in this book, which left me admiring the author for her bold choice...
  • Susan
    Having enjoyed, “Gilded Cage,” I was pleased to receive the second book in the Dark Gifts Trilogy, “Tarnished City,” for review. This is very much a sequel to the first book – it does not stand alone and you need to read, “Gilded Cage,” first. In fact, it begins at the very end of the last book, with Abi Hadley, and her family, sent to the slave town of Millmoor, after being banished from the Jardine estate. Of course, her brother L...
  • Morgannah
    "Oh! What A Tangled Web We Weave When First We Practice To Deceive" This amazing series has got to be one of the most under read and under appreciated series I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Ms. James has conjured a dystopian world where the top 1 percent of a futuristic British society is not only wealthy and holds all the political power but they are also magical, or "skilled". Upon reading the synopsis and other reviews you might thin...
  • Sandra (LadyGrey Reads)
    London's burning, she thought. Burning with the Skill of the Equals. Such a gorgeous sequel! This was certainly one of those books that just became better and better the more you read, with more and more pieces added to the puzzle. And the complete picture is turning out much darker than you first believed it would.As Luke is taken north to Lord Crovan's estate, Abi has escaped the carriage taking her and her parents to Millmoor, intent on findin...
  • Atlas
    These people. Their power. The good they could do with it, and the evil they chose instead. * * * * 4 / 5 Tarnished City is leaps and bounds better than Gilded Cage, the first book in this series. It's more critical of power and slavery, more developed in it's exploration of morally dubious characters like Gavar and Silyen, and far more emotionally impactful. At one point I almost cried. Best of all, the "romance" between Jenner and Abi is mostly...