King’s Cage (Red Queen, #3)by Victoria Aveyard

Synopsis 
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.


Review 

The third installment of the Red Queen series, “King’s Cage” starts off were the second book had left off, with protagonist Mare Barrow coming to terms with the decisions she has made.

The book jumps from Mare’s POV to Newblood Cameron’s, and lastly to Princess Evangeline Samos’s to add more depth and detail to the story, 

I did find that the story does lags in a few points.But I also general find that this happens when books go to multiple PIC.  The  book does keeps it’s fight scenes, war-talk and hints that readers will soon find out how Newbloods came to be, without ever really giving anything away.

 We do get the impression that a lot is happening and yet at the same time, we also get the impression  that nothing really happens.   This could be a result of the different attributes of the POV.

Overall, readers will enjoy the high’s and lows with the book, and without giving too much away, it is clearly set up for a fourth installment of the series.


 





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Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Synopsis 

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favourite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create
delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter
into a secret courtship.


Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.


Review

 

This is the story about how the Queen of hearts became the way she is.
 We find out  what made the Queen of Hearts become such a blubbering, humourless, merciless and heartless terror.

At the beginning of the story we are introduced to  Catherine Pinkerton, the sweet girl who dreams of opening her own bakery . 
But her mother has other plans. She wants to make her the Queen of Hearts.


“You’re the daughter of a marquess. Look around. Look at the things you have, the life you’re accustomed to. You don’t know what it’s like to work every day so you can feed yourself and
keep a roof over your head. You don’t know what it’s like to be poor. To be a servant.”



Not only does Cath not want to be a court lady, but her heart most definitely does not belong to the insipid King of Hearts. With a
sexist society to raise your blood pressure and a forbidden love story to make your heart beat faster, just throw a murderous Jabberwock and the mad hatter for some light heartedness.


It was magical, and adorable, story. Even though you know how it will end. There is part of you hoping for a different ending