Saturday, August 26, 2017

*Review* King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard

Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: February 7 2017
Pages: 528


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.


I put a hold on this a while ago, probably in February, at my library, and it took me about a billion years before I got my copy. But part of that is because I totally missed the email notification when I first got it, so I had to put another hold on it. That was super frustrating. And by the time I had gotten it I couldn't really remember what happened at the end of the 2nd one, and for a moment I was worried I hadn't read it yet. (This is why goodreads is so great!)

Surprisingly, I found myself feeling a bit for Maven. There's more about his character in this one... but he's still awful. And there's a whole lot of horrible things that happened in this book. They made the last 2 seem pretty tame in comparison.

And then there's supposed to be this emotional part in the book, I shan't say because spoilers. But I just did not give a f- about it. I think the involved characters were being dumb and I was glad it didn't go according to their plans if I'm honest.

This is the 3rd book in the series, and I was iffy about reading it. It's not that I disliked it, because I really did enjoy it. But I'm just getting a little tired of this series and I was hoping this would be the last book... but it's not. And that kinda disappointed me to be honest.

I do want to read the next book, but I'm not super excited for it. I think this has just become too alike many other YA books I've read this year. Maybe by the time book 4 comes out I'll be ready for it again. Or, if I'm super lucky, it'll be more original and the story won't be annoyingly obvious. 

3 Platypires. - Joood - Hooligan

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About the Author

Victoria Aveyard graduated from USC, where she majored in screenwriting. RED QUEEN is her first novel. She splits her time between Massachusetts and Los Angeles. You can visit her online at

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