Book Review

Bright Ruin – Vic James

Bright Ruin


Book Title: Bright Ruin

Series: Dark Gifts #3

Author: Vic James

Goodreads Link: Click here

Star Rating: gold stargold stargold starempty starempty star – Interesting close to the series

Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.

I was really looking forward to this last part of the Dark Gifts series.  The book was good, but I did not like it as much as the beginning of the series.  Looking back at my review for the first book, Gilded Cage I am reminded of what I liked about the first book, the character Silyen.  I found him fascinating in a weird messed up way.  He seems a sociopath, destructive and complicated.  I was completely unsure of who this guy really was.  A good guy with bad tendencies.  A bad guy with a charming side?

In Bright Ruin, I still find him the most interesting thing about the story. Unfortunately, this is not a book about Silyen.  He’s a main character but he is not the main focus.  So when the story moves away from him and into the other side of the plot I started to lose interest.  There is also a tie between him and the past that I found a little shoehorned in.  It came pretty much out of nowhere and while it wasn’t bad, I wish it had been dealt with more fully. In other words, I wanted a Silyen series and this wasn’t it.  It’s a good series, but I felt like it was strong in some parts and weaker in others.  I’m glad I did read it though. I’d have felt odd not finishing the story and seeing what happens in the end.

Song for this book: Gaston – Beauty and the Beast (I can’t help it, Gavar Jardin reminded me of Gaston so much! ha!)

2 thoughts on “Bright Ruin – Vic James

  1. I’m glad I chose not to continue this series. While there are some really wonderful qualities for it, overall I feel like this isn’t my cup of tea. Silyen is my favorite part of the series, too! Shame he isn’t around much. Is this the end of the series, or is there more to come?

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