King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

Inside cover 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.


I was so excited to read this and find out what happens at the end of the trilogy….come to find out SHE IS STILL GOING TO WRITE MORE OF THESE.

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Why. Just why. I will still read the next one, but purely out of spite.

Most of the book is spent detailing Mare’s treatment as Maven’s prisoner…not that interesting, I have to say.

I’m now firmly #teamEvangeline.

Plus: It was cool to learn more about the different types of Newblood powers and the other regions of this world finally appear (go Lakelanders!). There were also some good battle scenes.

Minus: See GIF above…

If you like this book, try:

The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

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