Happy Monday! Hope you are well.
I have been reading a lot of books on my kindle (Thank you Kindle Unlimited). So there might be a few series that I have started and waiting patiently for the next one to be released.
The fae abandoned this world to us. And the ones with power rule.
Gold floors, gold walls, gold furniture, gold clothes. In Highbell, in the castle built into the frozen mountains, everything is made of gold.
King Midas rescued me. Dug me out of the slums and placed me on a pedestal. I’m called his precious. His favored. I’m the woman he Gold-Touched to show everyone that I belong to him. To show how powerful he is. He gave me protection, and I gave him my heart. And even though I don’t leave the confines of the palace, I’m safe.
Until war comes to the kingdom and a deal is struck.
Suddenly, my trust is broken. My love is challenged. And I realize that everything I thought I knew about Midas might be wrong.
Because these bars I’m kept in, no matter how gilded, are still just a cage. But the monsters on the other side might make me wish I’d never left.
Blurb from Goodreads, from Gild.
Published: October 2020
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy Romance
Goodreads Star Rating:🌟🌟🌟-🌟🌟🌟🌟 (Out of the three books released)
Note: I will be talking about Gild, Glint and Gleam, not just Gild. So there might be some spoilers.
I don’t know many Greek Mythology stories and so I believed this was a Rumplestiltskin retelling which in a way can look similar. This story is reimagined in a world of six kingdoms and King Midas controlls the Sixth kingdom, and even has some sort of OCD with the number six. Your following Auren, the favoured saddle to King Midas, (saddle is word used for concubine or lover) the reason why she is the favoured saddle is because she is locked up in a cage that is built into the castle, but not only that she is head to toe Gold. In this world Midas pretends to turn things into gold when it is actually Auren. Her past is a bit of a mystery and it’s no explored as much as you would hope but her powers are very interesting. She also has these ribbons that are attatched to her body which are an additional use to her magic.
“You may not be behind bars anymore, but you’re still in that cage. And I think part of you wants to stay in there because you’re afraid. But… I think another part of you, the part you repress, is ready to be free. Not ruin. You forget, I know what you are. You’re so much more than what you let yourself be.”Glint
I found Gild to be meh, it wasn’t a bad introduction to the world but it felt very plain and quite predictable especially with the relationship between Auren and Midas. It felt very cliche at her determination and her love for Midas and it even got annoying. I have to say that this book reminded me so much of ACOTAR if Tamlin was Midas, Auren is Freyre and Rhys is the Commander Rip/King Ravinger/Slade (Geez too many names) but something that I really liked was Auren own self realisation to the deception that she recieved from Midas, it was like she was a bird that ended up being captured and taught how to talk and sing. It was really nice and rewarding at the end of Gleam where she showed her true wings.
“My own good hated me, fought me, argued with me, but I didn’t care, because I watched her slowly come out of her shell, peeling back one layer at a time, and it was stunning.”Gleam
This is definitely a slow burn romance while I do find slow burn romances to be boring it was certainly enjoyable read. It certainly got ore interesting in Glint and Gleam, it felt so great to see the development of Slade and Auren.
This was very addicting to read and I read all three books in the span of a day which is not that bad. I couldn’t stop singing the song from Tangled because Gleam and Glow were included in the song. I loved the use of the gold power and found it to be really interesting how Midas conned people for years with his “skill” when it was all Auren, turning people into gold statues was terrifying.
I highly recommend this book, it was so good an addicting and it is a month away from Glow’s release day so I am very excited to finish this series off. I have started too many series this year and I’ll have to write up a list too keep up where I have left off. I might be reviewing other books that I have read on KU as I haven’t been reading many physical books.
Hope you have a great weekend, I’m kind of looking forward to the Easter holiday as it is a couple of days off from work, I’m looking forward to it.
Happy Reading xx
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