The Caged Queen (Iskari, #2) by Kristen Ciccarelli

The Caged Queen (Iskari, #2)

Once there were two sisters born with a bond so strong that it forged them together forever. When they were angry, mirrors shattered, and when they were happy, flowers bloomed. It was a magic they cherished—until the day a terrible accident took Essie’s life and trapped her soul in this world.Dax—the heir to Firgaard’s throne—was responsible for the accident. Roa swore to hate him forever. But eight years later he returned, begging for ...

Details The Caged Queen (Iskari, #2)

TitleThe Caged Queen (Iskari, #2)
Release DateSep 25th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy

Reviews The Caged Queen (Iskari, #2)

  • Maggie
    Her sister said it would take a year to raise an army, bring down a tyrant, and marry a king.Roa had done it in just three months. Ah yes, yes she did. In just three months she did just that. She married a king, who is her enemy. She brought down a tyrant, who was actually brought down by Asha because Asha hated her tyrant of a father. And of course, she raised an army even though...she...didn’t.Let's take a step backwards. When Kristen Ciccar...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    This one wasn't as good as the first book to me but it was still good. Some things got to me but that's the way it goes! Happy Reading! Mel 🖤🐺🐾
  • Dannii Elle
    This is the second instalment in the high fantasy Iskari series and despite following the same set of characters as featured in the first, a different protagonist narrates this tale.Roa is a daughter of the House of Song. Once there were two daughters but her sister Essie lost her life in a tragic accident, leaving Roa to walk the world alone. Companionship came in the unlikely form of Dax—the heir to Firgaard’s throne and her childhood playm...
  • Jade Ratley
    The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli is the sequel/companion to The Last Namsara, which happened to be one of my favourite reads of 2017, so I was eagerly awaiting this one… so eagerly. I couldn’t wait to dive in, and this did not disappoint me one bit. The synopsis of this book starts with “ What would you sacrifice for love? Death-defying, world-altering love?” But please, do not let this fool you into believing this is a cheesy love s...
  • Alaina Meserole
    THIS BOOK WAS SO FREAKING GOOD! EVEN THOUGH I CALLED A BUNCH OF SHIT HAPPENING BEFORE IT HAPPENED, I AM IN LOVE.Okay, not going to lie.. there were some twists and turns in this book. Some of them made me super freaking angry... and some were just annoying the shit out of me because I HAD SO MANY QUESTIONS! I almost ended up planning Dax's death at one point. No regrets.I am so in love with Roa and Dax's relationship. They are still learning to "...
  • Keertana
    Surprisingly, I continue to enjoy this series immensely. While Ciccarelli brings little that is new to the fantasy genre--her debut reminded me of The Winner's Curse series in multiple instances and this novel I would liken to a mix of The Bird and the Sword, The Wrath and the Dawn, and The King of Attolia--I appreciate that this series is a set of companion novels that, though they can be read as stand-alones, build upon a larger political narra...
  • Lou
    'The Caged Queen' is the second book in the Iskari seres, so if you haven't read the previous book then I would advise getting through that before embarking on this one. Most of what happens is continued from book one, so it's imperative to understanding the characters and the plot. We are transported back to the lush, immersive world we were introduced to in 'The Last Namsara', but this time we see things from Roa's perspective. A book that's fu...
  • maegan ✷
    You may also find a full review on my blog here. The moment I realize what your favorite piece is, she becomes your weakness. TRIGGER WARNINGS: blood; death; murderTHIS BOOK TOOK ME INTO A ROLLER COASTER RIDE OF EMOTIONS THAT I AM STILL REELING FROM. I literally had to put the book down multiple times to breathe, only to pick it back up again because I was dying to know what happened next. It was that good, and it's safe to say that I love The ...
  • Sabrina
    That was amazing
  • Sarah
    The Caged Queen is the second book in Kristen Ciccarelli's Iskari series and picks up the story a few months after the end of The Last Namsara but this story is told from Roa's point of view rather than Asha's. You'll probably remember that Roa is the outlander who married Dax and it was her people who helped him and Asha overthrow their father so Dax could become the new king. Now Asha is living in exile while Roa tries to make sure Dax follows ...
  • Breanna
    THIS REVIEW & MORE → Paws and PaperbacksAfter I finished this, all I felt was overwhelmingly conflicted. When I first heard that The Caged Queen was going to be a companion novel told from Roa’s POV, I was initially disappointed that I wouldn’t be following more of Asha and her story. Although I wasn’t a huge fan of Roa in The Last Namsara, I found her backstory and relationship with Dax to be intrigued, and so I attempted to go into this...
  • Brenda Waworga
    The Last Namsara was one of my favorite read few months ago and I highly anticipated read this book even tho this one is more like companion book with different Point Of View and less dragonIm so happy Im not disappointedBut… not like Asha (The main Character on The Last Namsara) who I adore… I felt its hard to care and love Roa, like Asha.. Roa also such an badass female character who fight for what she believe and love.. but Roa frustrated ...
  • Emma
    This series has now become one of my all time favorites. I cannot fully express how good this series is and I am going to be so fucking sad when the final book comes out :-(The slow-burn romance was perfectly orchestrated in this book. The pace and use of language left me wanting more after every single chapter. The characters weren't cookie-cut and slapped onto the book. They were original ad you truly felt their emotions. The way dyslexia was p...
  • Lotte
    Woah, dit deel van Iskari! Het is sowieso heel cool dat het een trilogie is, maar dat elk deel een andere hoofdpersoon heeft. Roa is echt fantastisch en dit deel zit vol politieke intriges, geheime machtspelletjes en eh, sexy zwaardgevechten. Gouden combinatie.
  • Annemieke / A Dance with Books
    3,5 stars Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. I had the weirdest time reading this book and it left me very unsure as to how to rate it. It was a very different book than I thought it was going to be. Regardless I enjoyed it quite a bit but I still have some bones to pick with it. Let’s go into why I had different expectations. The first book, The Last Namsara, very much was a book tha...
  • Inquillery
    Like The Last Namsara, The Caged Queen is heartfelt and brave, a magical adventure that is as stunningly beautiful as it is sweet. My favourite line: "Unless we treat all lives as sacred, even those who've done unspeakable harm... we will never have peace." This is a story about the power of love and shared humanity, with writing that tugs the heartstrings and a cast of characters that you can't help but adore. EVERYONE, GO GET YOUR HANDS ON IT I...
  • Martina Urbanová
    4,5*Draci. Na nich bola vystavaná väčšina úspechu predchádzajúcej knihy The Last Namsara. Lebo hoci sú tieto okrídlené príšerky veľmi obľúbené, skôr sa im darí preraziť v rôznych seriáloch a filmoch, než v knihách. Ale potom sa objavili v sérii Kristen Ciccarelli a čitatelia si uvedomili, že tí knižní draci majú ešte väčšie čaro. No namiesto toho, aby autorka ťažila len z úspechu týchto lietajúcich postrach...
  • B
    WHERE TO BEGIN! *spoilers will be hidden but this review may contain hints of things so be warned*I have so many things in my head I want to say about this that I can't put they all in to words just yet. I couldn't put this book down! This wont be much of a descriptive review of the book just my main feelings of it.I loved the first book and was so excited for this one and I so so enjoyed it. However, I was a little disappointed with the ending. ...
  • Lulai
    -- I received this book through NetGalley against an honest review. --I loved The last Namasara and I was eager to discover this "sequel" so when I received it on NetGalley I was a happy girl.The author has always presented this book as a companion novel rather than a direct sequel and this is indeed the case. We find the same universe, but the main characters have changed and this second volume focuses on Roa, one of the characters who had marke...
  • Andrea
    This story really had me worried in the middle. Roa and other characters were making me so mad and I was frustrated with their actions, but I was mollified by the end. And I'm really glad with how everything worked out because I love Roa. So this book does follow people featured in The Last Namsara; however, we have a new main character: Roa. I vaguely recall the events of the previous book so I knew I liked the general notion of Roa, but through...
  • Sara (Nymph of the Night)
    ~”What are soul” she whispers ,”but stars waiting to be born?”~This was a beautiful read but not awesome like the first book. In this second book I find the mai character, Roa, a bit difficult to love and understand. Thing that did not happen with Asha, who I ADORE. Anyway amazing book for the world building and the stories.