Review – Gild by: Raven Kennedy

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.

Even me.

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.

Please Note: This book contains explicit content and darker elements, including mature language, violence, and rape. It is not intended for anyone under 18 years of age. This is book one in a series.

“To the ones who try, but can’t see the stars. Keep looking up.”

Well… opening with sex. Yep, lots of sex. What a harsh, harsh world. So many parts just made my heart ache. However, Gild is such an imaginative story that I flew through and absolutely loved it.

Auren although kept in a cage still has fire in her and I loved seeing that. She continually fights for herself regardless of the situation. On the other side, Midas was a contradiction to me. I felt like I was on a seesaw with him. In some moments I absolutely hated him, and in others I understood where he was coming from. My jury is still out on him.

Although the book was giving us background, I feel like it was also setting up for the rest of the series. I’m excited to learn more about the world and dive deeper into Auren’s story.

– 4 out of 5 splatters –

Published by Jena Freeth

30. Boy mom. Book lover. Fitness junkie. Shopaholic.

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