19 Aug 2019

King's Cage | Review

Title: King’s Cage
Series: Red Queen #3
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Pages: 528 pages
Version: Paperback
Publisher: HarperTeen (HarperCollins)
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series, rebellion is rising and allegiances will be tested on every side. Perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.

Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother’s web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.

As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.


Review

King’s Cage is the third book in the Red Queen series and continues Mare’s story full of manipulation and war.

Now I’m in a king’s cage. But so is he. My chains are Silent Stone. His is the crown.

I’m glad that I’m binge reading the Red Queen series because every book keeps on getting better and better. I cannot even write a review now because I’m kind of speechless. A lot happened in this book and we even got to read a few chapters in Cameron and Evangeline’s perspective. I liked getting to know their sides of the story.

From the outside, it looks like a cage of electricity, but it’ a cage of my own making. A cage I control. 
I dare any king to put me in a cage now.

I really loved Mare and Cal’s relationship in the book. Their romance isn’t the main focus of this book, it’s still important I think. I also liked reading about Mare and Farley’s friendship as well as Mare and Cameron’s friendship. And I gotta be honest, I kind of feel bad for Maven…

To stand in front of a person who is your whole world and be told you are not enough. You are not the choice. You are a shadow to the person who is your sun.

Like I mentioned in my review of Glass Sword, Victoria Aveyard always ends her books with massive cliffhangers and I kind of expected this one, but that doesn’t mean it hurts any less… I really need to read War Storm now!

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