Gild Review [The Plated Prisoner Series book 1]
Content Warnings: Human trafficking, sexual scenes, slavery, captivity, violence, emotional abuse, toxic relationship, gaslighting, and blood/gore. Mention of: sexual assault, rape, child abuse, child neglect, internalized racism, and conditions of living in poverty.
In Gild, the first book, we mostly saw Auren’s POV with the final chapter being that of Midas. In Glint we get three different POVs throughout the book, though the majority still is Auren, we also see what Queen Malina and Midas are up to. Honestly, I already disliked both of these characters from the first interactions they had with Auren but alas writers always have a reason for showing the POV of people we don’t like. *sigh*
In the company of Commander Rip and the soldiers of the Fourth Kingdom, Auren is forced to think about her past and current situation. We get a lot of flashbacks to the time before Midas entered her life as well as some during the early days of Midas becoming King.
Auren had a lot of time to self-reflect and evaluate her relationship with Midas, though at times I was still left wanting to reach through my Kindle and shake her. At other times I wanted to reach through and hug her and tell her everything was going to be okay and could get better.
After finishing Glint I’m 100x more invested in seeing where Auren’s journey takes her. The way Glint ends I already know I’ll be picking up book 3, Gleam, soon as I have so many more questions and I’m desperate for answers. The urge to text friends who’re already caught up is strong but I must resist.