King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
(Red Queen #3)
Read and Reviewed by Kristen Harvey
“ I am not leaving this place unless I am leaving behind his corpse or mine.”
I am reviewing this after at least a month since I read this, so bear with me as I try to recall the feelings of awe I had while reading it! I bought it the same day it was released, I was that excited!
King’s Cage picks up where Glass Sword left us – with Mare imprisoned by Maven, and adds chapters from different perspectives so we keep in touch with the outside world’s continuing movements. As she fights to gain both freedom and revenge, she battles against the truths that are revealed to her, and flees from the ghost of the romance she once shared with the twisted King Maven.
Deliberately paced and full of detail, the book unravels at a compelling pace, and builds up the excitement for the finale installment that will come next year
KH Rating: 5/5
So. Much. Maven. We learn about his dark childhood, and all the Maven fans out there should be very happy that so much of his pain is revealed throughout the book. Learning about how his mother influenced his mind as he grew up is heart-wrenching, and definitely hit the feels for readers who love Maven.
CAL AND MARE FINALLY DO THE DEED. That was a long time coming, ok? (Pun accidentally intended.) Like three books later. It was time. I have always been a shipper of Prince Cal and Mare, so I was very happy that their relationship continued to grow throughout the latest installment… until..
THAT ENDING THOUGH.
SERIOUSLY AVEYARD. I understand you have to but WHY.
To sum up this book in one word, its just so much angst. On both the reader’s part and the characters. And it isn’t teeny annoying angst, it is raw, dark, make you want to curl up in a ball and wait for the next book kind of angst. Go read this series people. Before it becomes a movie and you feel you were late to the bandwagon.
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