King’s Cage: Red Queen Review

King’s Cage: Red Queen (Book 3)

by Victoria Aveyard

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.”

I had King’s Cage on preorder, so that I could have it on release day. I knew after reading Red Queen, Glass Sword and Cruel Crown I had to know what happened next. I do advise that you read Red Queen and Glass Sword before starting King’s Cage, however, you can read Cruel Crown at any point.

Mare is Maven’s prisoner, kept under the watch of Arvens and silent stone. While Cal, Farley and Cameron are being kept in the dark about Scarlett Guard operations, so they only know what they need to know, Cal wants to rescue Mare, Cameron wants to rescue her brother and Farley is pregnant with Shade’s child.

Oh my gosh! I think I’m broken. It was not quite what I expected, for being longer than the other two I thought it might get further, but there is a fourth book to come, so more was able to be written about the smaller things. King’s Cage picks up a few weeks (I think) after Glass Sword.

My favourite characters are Mare, Cal, Cameron, Evangeline and Farley. If you read it I would say pretty self-explanatory why and I do not want to spoil the story for you at all. I had a change of heart for a couple of characters throughout the book. I love the realism of the characters, it draws you in and puts you into their place.

I loved it all, I cannot pick just one bit, although I am not too fond of the ending, but it has left me wanting the next book. I went through so many emotions, I was laughing at bits, crying at others, horrified, shocked, willing people on… The twists were amazing and I was hooked from the beginning, I did not want to put it down, but I also did not want to read it in one sitting.

King’s Cage does end on a cliffhanger, this is because the series continues in an untitled book (out in February 2018).

While reading King’s Cage, I said that it is about a girl that is kept prisoner, while her friends try to destroy her captor. I would recommend it to older teenagers and adults, due to more mature content. 5 out of 5.

King's Cage





  • Storyline
  • Characters
  • First Person Narrative

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