Gilded Cage

Vic James

YA · Great for: Fans of the Hunger Games trilogy and other YA fantasy

About this book

Britain’s magically skilled aristocracy compels all commoners to serve them for ten years – and now it’s the Hadleys’ turn. Abi Hadley is assigned to England’s most ruthless noble family. The secrets she uncovers could win her freedom – or break her heart. Her brother Luke is enslaved in a brutal factory town, where new friends’ ideals might cost him everything.

Then while the elite vie for power, a young aristocrat plots to remake the world with his dark gifts. As Britain moves from anger to defiance, all three must take sides. And the consequences of their choices will change everything, forever.

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What we think of this book & ideas for gifting

A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice, Gilded Cage takes place in an alternate version of Britain where powerful, "The Equals" oppress the enslaved lower class. Stark, imaginative and darkly entertaining.