TITLE: King’s Cage
AUTHOR: Victoria Aveyard
SERIES: Red Queen // #3
GENRES: Young Adult, Fiction, Science Fiction
PUBLISHED: August 24th 2017
Who will light the way for the rebellion?
Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal.
Now a king, Maven continues weaving his web in an attempt to maintain control over his country – and his prisoner.
While Mare remains trapped in the palace, the remnants of the Red Rebellion continue organizing and expanding. As they prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows, Cal – the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare’s heart – will stop at nothing to bring her back.
WHAT I THINK
“You aren’t alone.” The hope in his eyes cuts deeply. “You have your crown.”
To say something about this book, the title about covers it all. The whole book is almost entirely about king’s cage. In Glass Sword Mare gave herself up so that the others would be saved and so she became a prisoner of Maven’s. In King’s Cage she is that prisoner. She’s been chained up like a dog and stays that way, although the leash get left behind.
With King’s Cage I felt a lot similar that I did with Heir of Fire. Maybe it’s something about the third books of series? I don’t know. But for me this one dragged too long too. At some point it started to get so boring that I caught myself wondering what the other characters, such as Evangeline and Cal for example, where doing while Mare was with Maven or locked in her room with the Arvens. I literally couldn’t focus on the stuff at hand anymore.
I feel that the whole imprisonment went on too long, it could have been left far more shorter than a great length of over half the book. Nothing particularly important happened during that time but one assassination attempt.
The last, let’s say 1/3, was quite exciting, at some places. We had one big warfare between some pretty unexpected allies, to say the least! Though I’m not quite satisfied with that either. It ended pretty suddenly with the snap of fingers and suddenly they were done with the warfare and talking about what to do from now on.
And I really hoped to see that evil Maven! So much talk about what his mother made him to be, yet still he was more like a confused puppy rather than an evil king.
Lastly the ending! OMG I was totally not expecting something like that!! I’m left with broken heart again, waiting for War Storm just so I can see what happens to them.