A review by mindforbooks
The Gilded Ones, by Namina Forna

adventurous dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


A good debut that has lots and lots of potential. It was very strong on 'fuck the patriarchy' vibes and I'll ALWAYS welcome a book like that into my life. 

This is probably aimed more at the younger side of YA, even though it's super violent, so it's hard for me to review because it's not really for me, but I was entertained and I enjoyed the characters. I'll be interested to see where the story goes in the future books as it felt like this could be a standalone.
SpoilerI have a feeling some men are going to suffer for their crimes in the next book so count me in.

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