My rating: 5 of 5 stars
First Published: January 2018
Recommended Age: 16+
Genres & Themes: Adult, M/M Romance, Dark, Faith, Self-Harm, Sexual Identity
A bitter, mysterious author. A young and naive journalist. A tragic past, a dark secret, and an unforgettable tale of passion and love.
WARNING: The Silver Cage is intended for mature readers; it contains graphic sensuality and strong themes including suicide, sexual identity, and self-harm.
Anonymous is a pseudonymous international bestseller. The Silver Cord, a companion novel to The Silver Cage, will be released in the first half of 2018.
The cover may be bland, but the story is not.
Far from it.
When dear Alex suggested we read this book together, I thought to myself, ‘‘What a wonderful experience this will be! I already know there will be hearts in my eyes when I finish it!’’
Last week Lola was so naïve.
Replace ‘‘hearts’’ with ‘‘ugly tears that even now do not want to go away and are making it hard for me to read anything I am writing right now so pardon my possible senselessness.’’
There, much better.
There are so many times when I wanted to read an adult gay romance but a new YA book was released or sent to me for review… and so I have put this genre aside for over two years.
But how could I do the same now? It’s simple: I can’t. I missed everything about m/m romance, and this book has reminded me why I read it in the first place: Because it makes me feel so much.
The intensity, oh my. Cal and Mike are like contemporary versions of Laurent and Damen.
Mike is sent to Cal… Cal realizes he needs him but wants nothing to do with him… There is animosity, but there are also sparks… Slowly but surely, Cal lets his guard down and…
I can’t say more. I can’t spoil you, and I went into it knowing only what the author wanted us to know, which is almost nothing.
Don’t be afraid. It’s okay to cry.
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