Monday, March 13, 2017

Book Reveiw: King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard

Title: King's Cage
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Genre: Fantasy/Dystopia
Publisher: Harper
Rating: 4 Stars

King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard
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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.

My Review

This one was such a difficult one for me to get through. There were both good and bad things, that made me struggle through, but overall I liked this one. Now you all know that I love the Red Queen series, and with the way that Glass Sword ended, I was dying to get my hands on King's Cage! And now that I have read it, I am so looking forward to seeing where she is going to take this plot. Aveyard really had a ball writing this installment, because I liked seeing her work her magic. I loved her writing style and tone of this one; as well as meeting both old and new characters, and her crazy plot development and twists. She also blew me away with her ability to hop from one perspective to another. But she fell short on making me believe in, and seeing the reasoning behind why scenarios happened the way they did.

 Aveyard is a fantastic writer, with creative imagery and impeccable word choice, I found it easy to hop into this installment. Her tone shone through, bringing each character to life, and setting the course for their actions to follow. Her tone also set the pace for the plot line, and complimented each new plot development every well. She also did a stunning job with flipping character perspectives/point of views, each transition was thought out and backed up for, which made it easy on me to grasp what was going on in different areas throughout the story. This is the first time I saw this in her writing style, and she has such a way with words that is uniquely her own. It is truly beautiful to see; she had come such a long way.

 And speaking of her tone bringing her characters alive, her character development is crazy. You learn so much about the original characters in this one, I was so shocked to see how Maven, Cal, and Mare changed. Now, they all have plenty of skeletons in their closets, but I liked seeing each of them coming to terms with what they have done, and what they must do. I also enjoyed finally seeing key players in this dreadful game of power and blood come in. Mostly; Davidson, Evangline's mother, Ella, Kincarid, and Rage to name a few. With these new characters coming into the light, it took this one to the next level.

And speaking of next levels, Aveyard's plot development was truly amazing. I couldn't believe what I was reading half the time, it makes me even more excited to read her next installment. But those plot twists had me shook, I was so frustrated at times I wanted to through my book against a wall, and others I was chilled to the bone. That plot twist at the end had me crying, I just couldn't accept the fact that after all Mare's sacrifices, it would blow up in her face. I was a little disappointed, but it makes me very eager to see where this plot is going to go.

 The one thing that I had an issue with was at times was character disconnect. When I was reading crucial points in the plot, there were times when characters did things that I knew they usually wouldn't do because it was just not like them to do what they did. They would act differently than how I known they would act. We all know how Mare would handle and deal with things from the previous books, but there were times when I couldn't see her coming to the conclusions she would, and the reasoning behind some of her actions wasn't very clear to me. At times, I also saw the same with Maven and Cal. It may have been from the whole different vibe this installment gives off. But other than this minor hiccup, I have no complaints, it was a great read.

King's Cage is yet another nail-biting roller-coaster. I enjoyed seeing Aveyard's characters, plot development, writing style, and tone in this one. But she fell short on making me believe in, and seeing the reasoning behind why scenarios happened the way they did. All in all, King's Cage is another home-run read that has left readers on the edge of their seat at every twist and turn. And has left me with wanting more. I can't wait to see where Aveyard is going to take me next, and I'll be waiting to see who will rise or fall.

Click to see my reviews for Books 1 and 2; Red Queen and Glass Sword.

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