Review: King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard


Rating: ☆☆.5
Title: King’s Cage
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Series: Red Queen #3
Genre: Dystopian Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Narrators: Amanda Dolan, Adenrele Ojo, Erin Spencer
Length: 17 hours (512 pages)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 7, 2017
Source: Library
Recommended for fans of: Red Queen


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.


It’s been four years since I read Glass Sword and didn’t love it, and I’m not sure why I suddenly felt the urge to finish this series. I just wanted to be able to say that I’ve read it. And now I can. (I read recaps for the first two books since it’s been so long)

This starts off so sloooooooow and a tad boring with Mare in captivity. The book got more exciting when she was finally rescued, but I just couldn’t make myself care about the politics. I ended up very annoyed with Cal. I feel for Maven and I wish his character could be redeemed, but I don’t think that will be possible.

I do really like Victoria Aveyard’s writing style. I loved Red Queen when I first read it, but I thought each book in the series got progressively worse. I think she has great potential as an author but this series just doesn’t do it for me.

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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