Cage the Darlings
Elora Bishop Bridget Essex
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Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM By Elora Bishop Bridget Essex

Only a blackbird girl can set her freeEnvy is a lucky lady with a secret vice she s one of the best thieves in the kingdom something her current employer, the king himself, has no knowledge of When one of her audacious gambles gets her caught, Envy thinks her luck s run out Infuriated, the king banishes her to Bran Tower, a haunted, forgotten prison of no escapOnly a blackbird girl can set her freeEnvy is a lucky lady with a secret vice she s one of the best thieves in the kingdom something her current employer, the king himself, has no knowledge of When one of her audacious gambles gets her caught, Envy thinks her luck s run out Infuriated, the king banishes her to Bran Tower, a haunted, forgotten prison of no escape.But, by day, a mysterious blackbird brings Envy crumbs of food and, by night, the beautiful ghost Merle befriends her Or so Envy thinks When Merle, no ghost at all, reveals her terrible truth cursed to spend daylight as a blackbird, night as the mortal woman she once was Envy confesses, too that she s fallen for the blackbird girl.But love has made them reckless in a forest of dangerous men On the night of their planned escape, Merle is kidnapped by a band of brigands seeking the treasure of her father, the Blackbird King Envy is brave but is now faced with an almost impossible task to journey through the cursed forest in the hopes of saving her beloved Merle.
  • Title: Cage the Darlings
  • Author: Elora Bishop Bridget Essex
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  • Page: 169
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lov2laf Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
3.9 stars.I'm partial to a fairy-tale with two leading ladies and an f/f romance at the center of it. This is an original tale by Elora Bishop, otherwise known as Sarah Diemer, the author of "The Dark Wife". Bishop does a great job of showing us Envy's character instead of telling us. I particularly liked the first part of the story where we see Envy as a confident casanova and thief that ends up getting knocked down several pegs and locked in an enchanted tower when she goes too far. I also lik [...]
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Book Worm Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
Fairytale. I like fairytales very much and this has all the ingredients. There is a poor thief, a little cock-sure, a little too daring, a little too disenchanted with the world. So, everything is set up for her to be enchanted, to be put down a peg, to peel away the sarcastic layers of her essentially, caring, loving and courageous heart. So where do we put her? Well, what about a "Rapunzel-tower", give her time to self-reflect? Enter a mysterious woman who wins her heart and now the tale spins [...]
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Loek Krancher Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
Fairy tales do come true!She is a phenomenal thief and has a reputation to uphold but she is growing reckless. Little does she know what awaits her. What lies ahead is shocking and terrifying. When she receives a mysterious visit throughout the night, everything changed. This is a spellbinding fairy tale with an intriguing adventure, magical experiences and a delightful, touching romance. I loved how their relationship grew. The engaging characters have completely captured my heart and their che [...]
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Nikki Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
Elora Bishop is another penname belonging to Sarah Diemer, for her adult fantasy books. Really, Cage the Darlings isn't that different in tone to her other work: it's a simple, sweet lesbian love story, very much in the fairytale tradition. It's more of a novella than a novel, in length, and is a very quick, easy read. And, like the versions of fairytales we all know, it has a happy ending.I wanted more, really. More of the world, more of Merle and Envy. I wanted to know Lady Ann would be okay a [...]
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Doreen Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
I bought Cage the Darlings by Elora Bishop in 2012. It sat, for all these years, on my overflowing want to read shelf.It took an updated cover, new title and revised author's name to put Thief of Hearts on my currently reading shelf. The revised edition is still short, but longer than the average novella. If you like a well told fairytale, then grab this book and read it. Bridget Essex can write. The love between Envy and Merle is palpable. Passages from this book should be read slowly and savor [...]
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Marthese Formosa Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
Posted on The Lesbrary: lesbrary/2014/09/21/martheI love fairytales, especially those with a queer twist so I had to pick this book up! The story is about Envy, a thief working as a servant for a scheme she came up with and Merle, the blackbird princess who visits Envy once she gets locked up in Bran Tower. It is a romantic story but with a lot of personal changes and adventures. It is 104 pages in which Bishop weaves mysteries and magic.The blurb of the book, which I did not read before reading [...]
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Tanager Leigh Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
“Oh, moon and stars, it was delicious.” Thus narrated the heroine (named Envy) of the book Cage the Darlings by Elora Bishop just after her growing infatuation with the novel’s romantic interest (Merle) blossomed into something more. And indeed, at that point of my reading of the story, I felt exactly the same way!Envy is a moderately successful thief in this medieval-like-setting fantasy novel filled with magic, curses, and odd topography. So, she gets busted for her thieving ways and ban [...]
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Lindley Walter-smith Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
A really sweet, beautifully written sapphic fairytale with a heroine in a tower and a magic love-interest in peril. Teh actual plot is lightweight but satisfyingly fairytale-like, and the central romance and the messages of friendship and trsut and self-responsibility are really charming. This novella is one I will keep and read again when I meed a good comfort read. Really highly recommended.
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K Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
Amazing love storyTo say it was good, is an understatement. This book is romantic, engaging, full of outstanding characters. Well developed and falls in to Bridget Knights world.The thought of spending your life alone is imaginable. And Envy is such a loving and gentle woman, and I believe it's why love found her dispute being locked away and forgotten.This is a must read for sure such an amazing story.
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Ally Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
(From my blog, Word Vagabond: Supporting Independent and Small Press Authors.)Envy is doing a pretty good job of following in her mother’s footsteps as a thief, until her pride and ambition get the better of her. Caught stealing from the King’s daughter, the guards throw her in an inescapable tower and leave her for dead. Suddenly all the childhood stories she thought were only myths- like the Blackbird King, patron of thieves- are coming true, and the things she thought she would never have [...]
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Chris Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
The only thing that kept my heart from breaking was my absolute and firm belief in a happy ending.Slow to start, for me, we follow the adventures of Envy, a self professed charming and clever thief, on a most interesting challenge: to sleep with every lady of the King's court and steal one thing from each conquest. Naturally, this goes awry and the subsequent tale will take Envy and her friend, Belinda, into the pages of myth and legend, and love above all.The debut novel from Elora Bishop will [...]
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Jadis LeFeu Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD. READ THIS BOOK.It's a wonderful little fairy tale about queer girls in love, and I spent the latter half of it crying with happiness because it was a fairy tale about queer girls in love.This book is everything. Buy it read it love it.
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Kate Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
Imaginative and well-written fairy-tale romance with memorable characters and beautiful settings.
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Lisa Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
EnchantingThis latest book from this author is just enchanting. I felt like I was reading a fairy tale the whole time and I loved it. That this story takes place in the Land of the Lady Knights and yummy Virago is in it (albeit briefly) is simply icing on the cupcake.
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Katina Sprouse Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
Stunning imagery.I very much enjoyed this story by Bridget Essex. The world she brings us is full of magic and beauty. Each character and setting and action is described so that the reader can see it clear as if it were right in front of them.
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Lynnae Inama Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
Loved ItOne of my favorite books by Bridget. A great fun fast read. Very creative and new. Give it a shot.
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Heather Henkel Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
Cute storyThis was a nice cross between a fairytale and a lesbian romance. I really enjoyed the fairytale aspects to the story.
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Sarah Savala Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
I'm always on the hunt for good lesbian fiction, and it's a bonus if the lesbian fiction's genre is also fantasy. I had read a short story by Elora Bishop before under her real name, so I was looking forward to reading her adult lesbian fiction. There's not much difference in style or content between this book and the short story I read. In this world, lesbians seem to be accepted, no problem, as the main character is a philandering lesbian thief named Envy. Envy actually gets caught stealing, a [...]
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NaomiRuth Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
What I Like: great moments, good characters, like how Bishop twists together fairy tales into something new.What I Didn't Like: Although I keep reading books by Elora Bishop, and probably still will, the writing isn't as strong as I would like it to be, and it's a little too romantic for my taste. I felt like this book wrapped up too neatly. Life is messy, folks. The fact that everyone was super happy and it all ended super easy A little frustrating.
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InaOkami Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
Was actually good (still pretty good though) until the rescue part which -I personally felt- was kinda flat nice but could've been much better. Kidnapped for ransom? C'mon we know it could've been much more advanced and complected, most of Bishop's work is.On the other hand, the language was captivating and the descriptions are just charming, which is what makes Elora's writing style one of my favorites.
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Karoliina Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
This wasn't quite as good as the other work I've read from this author. I loved the main character and the world building, but this would have definitely benefited from a bit more editing. The narrative made some odd jumps here and there. I also felt like the main character somewhat lost their sassy personality when they fell in love. I would have loved them to keep making sardonic remarks even in the more mushy moments.
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Chira Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
Another really solid fairy tale; this time more of an original than a retelling. It actually manages to be a sort of retelling/"the real story" of an in-universe fairy tale, which was really charming. There were a few points that I'd normally deem loose ends, but in the framing of a fairy tale, a genre where the plot points not immediately relevant to the ending are summarily ignored, I could very definitely let them slide.
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Caseyazalea Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
This is a beautiful fantasy romance telling with fascinating, unusual characters. Familiar aspects of fairy tale are given a fresh slant in a unique world. I would love to read more about Envy and Merle and their world, the world of the Blackbird King, and more about the Blackbird Princess and her bride.
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Ashleigh Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
Cage the darlings is okay I didn't like the main character and the whole story felt very rushed and immature even for a young adult book.It was short and interesting enough that I read the whole thing but there are better books out there of Bishops / Diemer which I would recommend above this one
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Natsu Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
A short and sweet fairy tale fantasy. The itsy-bitsy smidgen of gore for the resurrection spell helps too. Curse, Magic, Love and Haglin's cats all enough for me to enjoy the story.Envy and Merle are both endearing in their own ways. A story of faith, falling in love and how some things aren't what people believed them to be.
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Alex Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
I will say that this felt a little bit rushed to me in places, but was otherwise a very sweet and quick little read. :)Also, it makes SO MUCH SENSE to me that Elora Bishop and Sara Diemer are the same person.
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Andy Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
Possibly my favorite of Bishop's novels. I love the heroine, and the world she lives in -- so glad we get to see more of it in The Benevolence Tales. Hope there's a sequel!
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Amanda Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
Another one I loved! Raven's! Thieves! Towers like in Rapunzel but worse! And, always, love in the darkest places, bringing the best light. Braving other worlds for the testimony of your heart.
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Karyn Apr 02, 2020 - 03:18 AM
Recommended to everyone, regardless of whether you're straight, gay, bi, pan or whatever. A good story is a good story and this one is great.
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Cage the Darlings By Elora Bishop Bridget Essex Only a blackbird girl can set her freeEnvy is a lucky lady with a secret vice she s one of the best thieves in the kingdom something her current employer, the king himself, has no knowledge of When one of her audacious gambles gets her caught, Envy thinks her luck s run out Infuriated, the king banishes her to Bran Tower, a haunted, forgotten prison of no escapOnly a blackbird girl can set her freeEnvy is a lucky lady with a secret vice she s one of the best thieves in the kingdom something her current employer, the king himself, has no knowledge of When one of her audacious gambles gets her caught, Envy thinks her luck s run out Infuriated, the king banishes her to Bran Tower, a haunted, forgotten prison of no escape.But, by day, a mysterious blackbird brings Envy crumbs of food and, by night, the beautiful ghost Merle befriends her Or so Envy thinks When Merle, no ghost at all, reveals her terrible truth cursed to spend daylight as a blackbird, night as the mortal woman she once was Envy confesses, too that she s fallen for the blackbird girl.But love has made them reckless in a forest of dangerous men On the night of their planned escape, Merle is kidnapped by a band of brigands seeking the treasure of her father, the Blackbird King Envy is brave but is now faced with an almost impossible task to journey through the cursed forest in the hopes of saving her beloved Merle.

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