Book Reviews

King’s Cage-Book Review (Slight Spoilers)

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Rating: 1/5 Stars

Series: The Red Queen Series

Summary of Book One: “This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.

But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.” -From Goodreads

Review: This book bored me.of scenes that just didn’t add anything. It bored me so much that I skimmed the 300 pages left of the book.  This book could have been 200 pages less than 507 pages that it is.So many pages

Through out this book I hated Mare. She was whining all the time and never like tried to do anything. She just stayed in her nice room doing nothing. I wanted to see her try to do something to escape. Instead she kept hoping Maven would become the boy she knew in the first book and that he would break away from the damage his mother had done to him. I would like to mention she doesn’t pick either of the brothers. She kind of leads them on.

Also Maven isn’t a good villain. He doesn’t really do anything. He’s basically Joffery from A Song of Ice and Fire, but Joffery is still better than him.

I found the other two characters she wrote perspectives in were my favorite characters. I would enjoy those chapters more than the ones in Mare’s perspective. But, I will say there was a points when each of the three perspectives sounded the same, which is what I get afraid of when ever a first person story decides to go into different perspectives. Some times it can go well and other times it can go bad, like Allegiant.

I will mention that this did feel like a filler book. Almost like Glass Sword did, but at least Glass Sword was some what interesting than this third book. I also didn’t care for the fact that this was a dystopian with a mixture of fantasy, but I did think Victoria’s writing got slightly better in this third book.

I don’t know if I will continue on with this series. I loved Red Queen. I liked one out of the two novellas. I felt meh about Glass Sword. I just felt disappointed with this one because I was hoping this would save the series for me. Unfortunately it didn’t. Reading this had made me not want to finish this series at all.

I’m sorry if this was your favorite book. I really did try with this one.

Have fun reading!!!

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