14 May, 2017

REVIEW: KING'S CAGE by Victoria Aveyard

Title: King's Cage
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Series: Red Queen #3
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release: February 7th, 2017
Source: Ebook
Pages: 528

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BLURB: 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.

EXPECTATIONS: I didn't have my expectations set as high as I did with Glass Sword to avoid disappointment but still... nothing happened in this book either until the 60% mark.

THE WORLD: Same world as in the previous books.

CHARACTERS: Also same as in other books. We have the main character Mare, who sort of grows a bit as the story progresses. She was super annoying and indecisive and rude in Glass Sword but it seems like she's settling down in her own skin and personality again. Kind of. Then we have Cal and he's still one of the few pluses. He's just being himself which I really appreciate although he still seems a bit divided in his loyalties etc. Moving on we have Maven, the devil in flesh, and Farley, the only badass b*tch who doesn't switch sides (you go girl!). Maven part was good and he's still as evil as ever but I got hints of redemption and my no-no senses are tingling right now. Keep him like he is. He's a good villain.

ROMANCE: Not much romance, which makes sense. Thank you. The couples were sorted out though and looks like they will stay that way which I am also happy about. Yay!

GOOD: As pretty much always the ending was the best part. The part that leaves you wanting more and this case was not the exception. I want to knooooowww! The last book better be epic because there are many things that need to get resolved.

Can't forget to mention that I was not expecting X character to be LGBT! I approve. I hope this character has a good ending.

BAD: Okay, I'm just going to say that it felt pretty much like the second book... it was quite slow but not as much as the 2nd book so at least I didn't feel like DNF it. There were more things going on and Maven part was rather interesting but upsetting at the same time. Let's just say I want him to stay an evil villain (no redemption please).

OVERALL: I give it 3.5 stars but bump it up to 4 stars (since I gave 3 stars to the second book). 3 down and only 1 book left. The waiting starts yet again.

What do you think about KING'S CAGE?