Title: King’s Cage
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Published by: Orion
Publication date: 9th February 2017
Pages: 507, paperback
Genre: young adult, fantasy, romance
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 read Red Queen in February during my Wifi-less Readathon, and fell completely in love with it. As soon as I could, I read Glass Sword and then went out of my way to find the third book, King’s Cage. I have read this series very quickly, in quite a short space of time, and until I read the third book, I’d assumed it was a trilogy, and so I’d actually thought it was the final one in the series! Note, there will be some Red Queen spoilers in this review, so make sure you have read the first book if you haven’t already!