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Read & Download Gilded AUTHOR Karina Cooper Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å [BOOKS] ✫ Gilded By Karina Cooper – The second book in Karina Cooper's stunning steampunk series featuring fearless heroine Cherry St Croix in which she is faced with two men after her heart—and one kilThe second book in Karina Cooper's stunning steampunk series featuring fearless heroine Cherry St Croix in which she is faced with two men after her heart and one killer out for her blood In the gleaming heights of Victorian London a world of deception awaits an unconventional Society lady whose taste for adventure makes her a most formidable adver. Seemed promising to begin with but was very disappointing It gets two stars one and a half really I suppose because it had patches of feminism and even though I think in many ways Cherry was a sell out there wasn't the obvious romantic bent to thatIt's a well imagined steampunk world with potentially fertile explorations of class gender social mobility wealth and identity It seems to degenerate often than not into the spectacular by which I mean the chapter is just a spectacle with no real content of clothes settings and movie like sets Characters seemed to be underdeveloped and there are some troubling stereotypes eg the good feminist is attractive radiates sexuality and a sort of tragedy whereas the bad feminist is unattractive to men to society women and really just a hyena in a petticoat Women are uncomlicated back stabbing bitches and women's power is mean girl powerThe relationship between Cherry and Zylphia did I get that right she was elusive enough in the book for me to be unsure was also promising but underdeveloped Cherry seems to see nothing untoward or troubling at her friend waiting on her staying up to do her errands after she collapses exhausted and being less than a confidant and less significant to her than the initially discarded earl Zylphia is a racialised exoticised non event in a book that pays lip service to feminism and women's relationships but seems to find eual relationships between anyone not only too hard to manage but not necessaryConsider p329 'leave it to me my future countess he repeated firmly I will take care of you' Sure within the plot as a whole that is somewhat ironicextremely ironic but nevertheless it sums up the earls whole 2 dimensional personality very simply He in fact does nothing to alleviate any of the suffering he is part of like the bullying of his mother does not even have anything to say to her that is remotely supportive or helpful simply abandons her to all that and dangles material advantage to force her to accept his proposal because she could grow to feel affection for himThe opium theme through the book was sort of excessive and tiresome as other reviewers have pointed out and the constant minute description of clothing and society people made me doubt the author's commitment to the ideas of agency action and women's empowerment espoused in part of the book Hawke was sickening and I didn't need him lingered on as somehow attractive in his misogyny and exploitative attitude Worst of all the ending I just can't and won't read the next in the series considering where she is bound nextIt's a shame because all the two tiered fogaether society and the access to university stuff and the many sorts of diversities on the fringes of the novel could have made the novel with it's alchemical pseudo scientific and mystery aspects really really mindblowingly good If it didn't degenerate into titillation that didn't work for me and spectacle

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E foggy drift an earl insists on my attention while my friends watch my increasingly desperate attempts to remain my own woman From the silken demands of the Midnight Menagerie to whose dangerously seductive ringmaster I owe a debt to the rigorous pressures of the peerage all are conspiring to place before me a choice that will forever change my li. Screw this book I'm so mad I can't even write anything intelligent about it I'm going to create my own fantasy ending wherein the last 30 pages don't happen and just before those the Too Stupid To Live heroine dies a horrible gruesome death Which would have made this book a Happily Ever After at least for me

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Gilded AUTHOR Karina CoopSary Though Society demands that I make a good marriage I Cherry St Croix have neither the time nor the interest I am on the trail of a murder with no victim a mystery with no motive and the key to an alchemical formula that could be my family's legacyYet the world is not so kind as to let me pursue simple murder and uncomplicated bounties Above th. Cherry St Croix is a lady of Society that is living a dual life with that of a Collector She has 2 men that make her pulse increase and a serial killer toying with her Her life is unconventional so she doesn’t understand the interest of the Earl Never wanting to lose her freedom Cherry must continue to make drastic choices to insure her future Gilded is highly complex and I’ve decided not to give any story details in fear that I may give away something that you should experience for yourselfThis book was bloody brilliant My reaction after reading Gilded was bereft that it is over and a bit of awe at what a marvelous story I love steampunk and if you looked up the definition of steampunk this book should be referenced It had a fabulous historical atmosphere with the perfect amount of gadgets and scientific advanced I loved this book Karina Cooper weaved a fantastic riveting tale that sucked me into this fabulous world she created I was literally hanging on every word and shocked by the explosive ending My only complaint is waiting for the next book in The St Croix Chronicles Gilded is a fast paced action packed adventure with an imperfect heroin Perfectly crafted story that you definitely don’t want to miss Gilded is 5 Stars and definitely joining those special books on my favorite shelfThis copy of Gilded was given to me by Edelweiss and Avon in exchange for an honest review Publish Date December 26 2012