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


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.



4.5 Stars!

Goodness this book has left me with such a hangover, but let me just tell you I absolutely love this series and this book brings that love full circle. Victoria writes such great books and I think the story building is phenomenal! I love how strong Mare is and really hope that the series will end with a happy ending for her. She has been through so much and in such a short span of time none the less. I love Cal, and even to a point understand his character’s decision in the ending. I had heard rumors about the end of this book and betrayal and it left me with a dread to finish. I just wanted to stop reading and ignore the book, however I found myself unable to do so.

I absolutely loved King’s Cage and even grew to almost like other characters that I thought I couldn’t stand. 😉 This book was full of surprises and I couldn’t get enough. So glad I waited a bit to read it, and now only have a month to wait for the final book.
So if you’re teetering on if you should read this series or not, well the fourth book is about to release so it’s the perfect time in my opinion. 😀 ❤

Let me be one to say this, what happens in the end is NOT betrayal. Yes, it’s going to leave a sour taste in your mouth and leave you hurting for both characters but Cal doesn’t betray her. He simply doesn’t make a choice that Mare so desperately needs him to make and that I can even understand. I truly am hoping that the 4th book will bring what we all hope for, well some of us. I don’t want to go too deep because that may give too much away, but I want a HEA. Call me a romantic but I can’t help it, I want it so badly for Cal & Mare. I feel they both deserve it, and sure it’ll take work but that’s life right.


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