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King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard Review

30226723In 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.

My Thoughts: Aveyard does it again! After finishing Glass Sword, I went right on to King’s Cage because I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next.  I literally trust no one in this series and that makes it so exciting.  I loved how a lot of this book focused on Maven.  He is such a complex and complicated villain.  The more we learned about him, the more I just loved his character, even though he is despicable and I hate everything he stands for.  It’s just so refreshing to find an extremely well written villain.  While Mare is busy as Maven’s prisoner, we get some perspective switches in this book, which I thought was interesting since we’ve never had them before in this series.  Although it was nice to see both Mare’s side and what was happening with the Scarlet Guard and the new bloods, I hated Cameron’s perspective.  She was just so negative and whiny, and I wanted to smack her.  It was giving me major flashbacks to book one Mare, and I couldn’t stand her.  She kind of started to come around towards the end, but it took a lot for me to care about her.  Evangeline on the other hand, is my new favorite character.  We got glimpses of her awesomeness in book 2, but I LOVED getting to read her perspective.  She is fierce and fabulous as hell, and I can’t wait to see what happens to her next.  The ending was crazy.  Blindsided once more.  Trust no one.  I did think Mare was being SUPER unfair to Cal, and I wanted her to get off her high horse and think about his side for a second.  It honestly could go ANYWHERE at this point and May 15th can’t come soon enough!

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