Title: King's Cage
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Series/Standalone: Red Queen Series (Book #3)
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Dystopia
Year Published: 2017
Format: Hardcover physical copy
First Line: "I rise to my feet when he lets me."
"In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard's bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl's spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?
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."
My rating: 5/5
As per usual Victoria Aveyard's writing blows me away. I know that it's not everyone's cup of tea but damn she just gets who I am as a reader and just continues to impress me. I was very impressed with this third book, I wasn't sure where the story would be after the ending of Glass Sword or how the story would continue and that made me nervous for about a year.. that's fine... (no sarcasm here). I also was prepared to try and stretch this book out, but I wasn't able to get away with more than 4 days (because of a snow day). I thought that the characters were really the main focus of the first half of this book and I enjoyed that along with the changing point of views. I think that it's important to learn more about the players in the game that the author has set out and figure out who you're cheering for overall. I mean you might not win, but at least she's giving us options. I also enjoyed the action packed scenes as I always do in this series with the details the author gives the readers making it feel like a cinematic experience. I can not wait for the next book to come out so I can figure out what to do with my heart after that ending, oh and to mourn over this series being over.
Thanks for reading,