Review: King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

Posted March 20, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments

King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard

I received this book for free from Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: King’s Cage by Victoria AveyardKing's Cage by Victoria Aveyard
Series: Red Queen #3
Published by Orion Publishing on February 9th 2017
Genres: Dystopia, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 507
Format: E-Arc, Hardback
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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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 was so excited to read King’s Cage and I was not disappointed. For some reason I thought that this was the final book in this incredible seriesSo imagine my delight when I found out there are more to follow.

This is a series that somehow manages to stand out from the rest of this genre. This is a book full of twisted words and fragmented kingdoms. We got to find out more about the boy on the throne. For me this felt more like a background story. I felt more understanding of Maven – the boy king who’s unsure of who he is. Which part of him is real and which has been shaped.

I loved the fact that we got other’s point of view. Including Cameron,  and Evangeline. Especially exciting was reading what Evangeline had to say, why she was doing what she was doing. It made her more likeable. And for me I wanted to get to know her more.

I felt a lot more connection between the characters, especially Mare – whose actions and selfishness  before had previously frustrated me. And between the characters there is a sense of solidarity and of unity that before was lacking. There is now a sense of purpose. A mission that needs to be completed.

It was slower, more calm, there was a feeling of the calm before the storm, before calamity breaks out. The ending was climatic and thrilling. But I feel that there is still chaos to come.

This is a brilliant book and made me so excited to read the next book. I really want to know how it will all end. There are now so many threads to this story that it is impossible to decide how it will all end.

King’s Cage is in intense, thrilling and utterly absorbing. It is impossible to put down and will leave you begging for more.

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