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.


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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