Friday, February 24, 2017

King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen book 3)

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t read the first two books in the series, Red Queen and Glass Sword, Stop! I don’t want to ruin one of my favorite series for you.

Here is a quick recap from Epic Reads of Red Queen and Glass Sword.
Please visit the Recaptains blog if you need an in depth refresher on Red Queen and Glass Sword.
Check out Book Series Recaps for refresher on the first two books.

“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” - taken from

Wow, the build up! I found the first part of the book somewhat slow. Mare is Maven’s prisoner and we finally see what living with Elera as a mother was truly like and how it affected Maven’s life. Hints, back stories and jaw dropping revelations are slowly revealed building up to the BIG event. (No spoilers!) I flew through the last part of the book but the epilogue Ms. Aveyard wrote has me hoping for a happily ever after even for a character that I use to dislike but now understand so much better. Not quite a cliffhanger but everyone’s futures are definitely left up in the air.

The series will conclude with book four in 2018.

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