Book Review : King’s Cage (Red Queen, #3) by Victoria Aveyard

Alright. I do admit that i love the series. The whole fight till you die angle is enticing but, come on!!! its the third book in the series and the love trouble is driving me crazy in the series. Its twilight dilemma all over again. Pick one and move on or rather stop playing with my head by dangling the proverbial carrots in front of me. The series is kind of torturing me with the whole upheavals and emotional turbulence of young love. It isn’t giving me a breathing space. I swear i am blue in my face with the kind of path the book is travelling. The boys in the books are completely maniacal. Girl even worse. Fine fine font start screaming that the book is not all about the romance but admit it , one can’t help being caught up in the love and hate angle of the romance.

King’s Cage Official Synopsis

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.

King’s Cage RWAT Take

Phew !! sorry for the outrage but the book can actually squeeze out the niceness in you. Honestly i love the series. It is worth diving into but unfortunately reading the third book kind of disappointed me because i kept feeling that the plot was just going round and round and never reaching anywhere solid. Maybe its just me or my high expectations from the series. I felt that by the third book there should have been more growth and progression but unfortunately, in over all terms of the plot growth, the third book sort of took a middle ground. 

Almost eighty percent of the book went without any impactful event and running around in our female protagonist’s head with her thoughts and emotional turbulence which in turn gave me a massive headache. The romance angle was a fuel to the fire. An ache in the headache. I understand the intrigue that is hovering our the whole angle but even that has to have some sort of progression

I have a strong feeling that my review is coming out as a strong backlash. Nope. It is just that the book didn’t had much action or at least what i wanted from it. But at the same time when something actually happened it was on a massive scale. I think there is too much emotional evaluation and analyzation that even a therapist would require therapy. So much emotions man. so much emotions. 


In conclusion i would say that lack of major action kind of disappointed me in the book. so much to the extent that i am in no hurry to take on the next book in the series. Probably would do so after a whole lot of books in between. My only concern about this series, that i still love and cherish , is how it is dragging in between

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