Wednesday, November 21

Review: Bright Ruin (Dark Gifts #3)

Bright Ruin (Dark Gifts #3)
Vic James

Published By: Macmillan
Publication Date: July 26, 2018
Date Read: November 4, 2018
Genre: YA - Fantasy
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 484

From Goodreads:
A gripping Orwellian vision of Britain, with a rebellious Hunger Games heart, Bright Ruin is the third and final title in Vic James’s electrifying Dark Gifts Trilogy, following Tarnished City.

A shattered country
A world-changing magic

Magically gifted aristocrats rule Britain, and the people must serve them. But rebellion now strikes at the heart of the old order. Abi has escaped public execution, thanks to an unexpected ally. Her brother Luke is on the run with Silyen Jardine, the most mysterious aristocrat of all. And as political and magical conflicts escalate, each must decide how far they’ll go for their beliefs.

Dragons clash in the skies, as two powerful women duel for the soul of Britain. A symbol of government will blaze as it dies, and doors between worlds will open – and close forever. But the battle within human hearts will be the fiercest of all.

"History only appeared inevitable because it was written in a world where it had already happened."

Bright Ruin was a book that I was simultaneously dying to read but also dreading it. I started reading this incredible series earlier this year and although it was a lot darker than I was expecting, I was sucked into this world and I loved every moment of it. I couldn't wait to see how it was all going to end but at the same time I was expecting not everyone to survive and was terrified at what was going to happen. Bright Ruin was everything I could have wanted and more, I loved every single moment of it.

Bright Ruin follows the story of Luke and his family once again as everything comes to its epic conclusion. Once again Vic James' fantastic writing style sucked me in and I couldn't put it down. I ended up reading the entire thing within two days. I just couldn't stop reading. Bright Ruin is a fast-paced and heartbreaking conclusion to the series. My head was reeling with everything that was happening and I just couldn't guess what was going to happen next.

I adored everything about this series and Bright Ruin left me feeling amazed, relieved but also slightly heartbroken. This book brought out all my emotions, I was happy, sad and utterly devastated. I cried my eyes out at many parts of this book. I hate crying at books but it just showed what a fantastic storyteller Vic James is to be able to bring about that level of emotion. Bright Ruin was fantastic and a rollercoaster ride of emotion that I adored.

The Dark Gifts series is truly one of the most incredible tales I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Vic James really can weave a fantastic story. I was left with so many questions still and I am holding on the hope that there will be a spin off. Don't get me wrong the ending was a fanastic conclusion to this current story but I do feel like there is still so much left to tell in this incredible world and I am hoping that Vic James decided to continue it at some point in the future. If you love a realistic dystopia story with a touch of magic then this series is for you and I highly recommend it. It is a series that I will re-read time and time again. A must-read!

"People claimed love was the supreme human experience. Silyen begged to differ. The greatest gift was wonder."


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