By Victoria Aveyard
King’s Cage is the third book in the Red Queen series. Click here for my review of the first book, Red Queen. Click here for my review of the second book, Glass Sword. Click here for my review of the novella windup, Cruel Crown.
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.
Summary from Goodreads.
I honestly do not know what I expected from King’s Cage, but it defiantly was not what I got. With King’s Cage being the third book in the series, I expected it to be amazing and progress the story forwards in ways that I could not imagine. You would not believe how let down I felt once I had finished the book.
I was not interested in any of the characters and I did not feel any of the stakes in this. Whilst I have not read anything like this before, I had the constant feeling that I knew where this was going as I felt like I had read this before. To be fair, their were some plot-twists that I never saw coming, and those were the best ones and gave the story the most progress and got me invested in the story. Apart from these, I can only think of a handful, everything was predictable to the point that I was wishing that something drastic was going to happen, like their be a traitor in the Scarlet Guard.
Whilst Aveyard did take us places that we have never been before, they were exactly as I expected them to be. They were all very cliche and dull. At times it felt like some of the life had been leached from wherever they were, but put into other places where they should not have been.
Maybe it is like my mum said and I just moving away from the YA genre and growing up (I turn 20 at the end of this month, WHAT?!); but if you do enjoy YA, then King’s Cage will be enjoyable for you.
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