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Gild (The Plated Prisoner Series Book 1)

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When a power move yields results that will increase the king's domain for the first time in years Auren is once again allowed access to the outside world. Auren is very naive and ignorant of the fact she is being used, and it takes certain events for her to realise that she no longer wishes to be caged. i read this thinking there'd be smut and there wasn't, which should be a summary enough of why i didn't like it. For starters, I'll say I first rated this book 4 stars, but after I started elaborating the review, I absolutely believed this was a 5 star read despite some little flaws. I know the author wants me to have sympathy for her, but maybe it's a character flaw of my own that thinks if she can spend 10 years literally doing nothing to try and improve her life then she doesn't deserve my care.

Hundreds of years ago, when there existed a bridge and a Seventh Kingdom, Orea was connected with Annywyn, the realm of the Fae and the Fae brought to Orea magic and many Oreans born to a Fae parent or with Fae ancestry are gifted with magical powers.Really addictive, finished the book in a few hours after I got it since I couldn't stop reading even to eat. I struggle with cheating and men that put women into a bubble, but this book was 100% worth the read.

Yes, the travel felt a little bit slow at times, but we got to know how Auren's real personality would be if she had a normal life outside her gilded cage. Add to this all the attempted rape scenes, glacial pacing and the constant "telling" instead of showing, and you've got yourself a 1 star book. Spoilers start below ⚠️I also liked that in this retelling, Midas ended up not being the one with the gilding touch at all.I feel like this dude has some superiority complex, cause everything he touches will turn into gold. I’m not a girl in a gilded cage anymore, and no one is going to stop me from finding my way back to Slade. The end of this book also introduces who I believe is the actual love interest (although I’ve been told it’s a slow burn) and I’m intrigued. Reading a story from the point of view of a woman who has only been gaslit, used, and abused for most of her life, and is unable to understand the horrific situation she's in is fundamental to all readers, both men and women. He is one of the few men to see her as a person, not a saddle, He is also the only one who befriended her without any ulterior motives.

I finished the book purely to see what people actually like about it, and ended up doubting myself and everything I acknowledged as literature so far. Raven Kennedy is a California girl born and raised, whose love for books pushed her into creating her own worlds. The flow was okay, though I think it's a bit packed and slow but it didn't bother me that much and I still found myself enjoying this. This is my first Raven Kennedy's book and I can confirm with my humble heart that her writing is not my favorite and I dislike it.For further information about your statutory rights, contact your local authority Trading Standards department or consumer advice centre (for example the Citizen's Advice Bureau if you are in the UK). Well, on the "bright side" (this is something the author used in every two pages as the MC, I already forgot her name, thinks.

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