King's Cage

King's Cage

eBook - 2017
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780062310712
0062310712
Characteristics: 1 online resource (512 pages) :,map

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VaughanPLKim Jun 04, 2017

I was hesitant to pick up this book after Glass Sword, because the pacing of that book was quite slow. The first half of King's Cage suffers a similar fate, but the action ramps up toward the ends as Aveyard sets up the final battle between Mare and Maven to come in book four.

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heba_sajid35467
May 17, 2017

I still love Maven, and i'm so happy he's in this book, even though he has a weird obsession over Mare. But its all good.

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Alirox02
Apr 26, 2017

YES!!!! MAVEN'S BACK!!!!! MAVEN. IS. BACK.

REEEEEEEAAAAAAAAADDDDDDDDDD THIS!!!!!!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 07, 2017

*Contains some spoilers*
King’s Cage is another amazing installment to the Red Queen series. Mare Barrow is trapped and powerless in prison at King Mavens feet. Most of the book is about Mare and her life in prison, but the book turns out to be really interesting and great. The ending was kind of a disappointment but I hope Aveyard fixes everything in the last book coming out soon. King's Cage is a long book, but the story is a bit short. I personally still like Maven, even though he's a villain, I hope he has a satisfying ending when the whole series ends. I think Mare might end up alone at the end of the Red Queen series in the last book, because Cal just walks away and Maven has no chance at all after all he did. Maybe in this series, the girl ends up alone. Anyone who hasn't started King's Cage yet should definitely be ready for the action. 5/5 stars
- @AquafinaAstro of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

What a beautiful third book to the Red Queen series/trilogy. In my opinion, it is way better than the second and almost a bit better than the first. Mare Barrow, in struggling to find who she is and what she will face, undergoes massive realizations after being captured by Maven, the boy she thought she loved. Meanwhile, a dysfunctional yet co-ordinated group of rebellious civilians plan to topple the tall infrastructure of the "royalty" aka Silvers. With loyalties and life at stake, the protagonists must fight their battles on the field and in themselves. A good question posed indirectly by Cameron is: "what is the line to cross over to fully become a 'monster?'" Perhaps, a lack of humanity.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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darladoodles
Mar 01, 2017

This was such a long installment and we have yet another to read to get to the end of the series. Very disappointing.

I enjoyed the story for the most part, but way too much time was spent dwelling on Mare as a prisoner.

Interesting choice to switch to the multiple POV. Cameron still does not seem like she was worth the attention. Would have been more interesting to use a newblood we are more familiar with or Farley.

And what has happened to Jon, the seer? Has Aveyard forgotten him? He was like a footnote in this installment. Perhaps he will come back with a vengeance in the fourth book.

bhavikampatel Feb 27, 2017

The start is quite slow but gosh it gets SO GOOD!!!

ACTION, ROMANCE, BETRAYAL, this book has it all (just like the other 2 but still)

The end has left me wanting more but we'll have to wait until 2018 :(

This 3rd book is great. It moves fairly slowly though because she spends so much time in her boring cell, not even trying to escape. But after you get past that point the book is packed with deception, lies, juicy secrets and plot twists. Many plot twists indeed I must say. Without spoiling too much let's just say that people are trying to get Maven off the throne so yeahhh. Definitely looking forward to preorder the next book.

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Gingergenius
Feb 15, 2017

This was overall a good addition to the series, but some plot points seemed a little repetitive. It kind of felt like I had read it before. I did find the dynamic between Iris and Mare very interesting, and hope there's more of that in the future.

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keelyhudsy
Feb 08, 2017

Oh my gosh!!!! You all will love this book! My Mom pre-ordered this book for me and I just got it yesterday. But... I stayed up reading it practically all night. I'll write more later, I just wanted to say that this book was amazing!

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mightyminnie
Feb 07, 2017

loved it!! something's annoyed me of course but overall I very much enjoyed it!! looking forward to the last one!!

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