King’s Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard
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.
This book was told in alternating points of view between Cameron, Evangeline, and Mare. I didn’t feel they had unique voices, so I didn’t care for the alternating points of view in this book.
This book was kind of meh to me. I don’t think it was necessary to extend this series to four books. I think a trilogy would have worked out just fine. Especially because I did find this book dragged in some spots and I lost some interest in parts.
Having said that, I am a fan of this series and definitely will be picking up the fourth book. The story is very good and the characters are relatable.
I found I wasn’t as into the romance this time around, for some reason. I think I was more into it in the first two books. I just didn’t feel that need for them to be together. And when a certain difficult time happened between them, it wasn’t as intense as it should’ve been if I would have been more into their romance. Sigh…
Best Aspect: Writing
Worst Aspect: Romance