King's Cage (Red Queen, #3) by Victoria Aveyard

King's Cage (Red Queen, #3)

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...

Details King's Cage (Red Queen, #3)

TitleKing's Cage (Red Queen, #3)
Release DateFeb 7th, 2017
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Reviews King's Cage (Red Queen, #3)

  • Andreea Pop
    4.5 Stars “Somewhere in the distance, somewhere in my bones, thunder rolls.” If Red Queen was a game of charade and Glass Sword was a game changer, then King's Cage is a reincarnation of the two, manipulation and war and survival and politics woven into its essence, but on a whole other level. No longer a hide and seek playground, but a chessboard where powerful masterminds control kings and queens and princes and princesses and many, many pa...
  • Kiki
    Actual footage of my reaction to this book: King's Cage.KING'S CAGE. It's about a king in a cage but also a girl in a cage made by a king! OMG! Do you get it? Do you get the symbolism? Are you impressed yet? Are you impressed?Lady, save it, please. I got halfway through this and I just couldn't do it anymore, so I ended up donating it. For that reason only it was worth £10.99. I hope the person who got this book really enjoyed it and got a lot m...
  • Rachel E. Carter
    "You ask how much of it was me," he whispers. "Some. Enough." DEAR MARE, STOP PICKING THE WRONG BROTHER.***Warning, spoilers abound, do not continue with this review unless you have read the book.****First of all, I CALLED IT. I KNEW that we'd be getting lots of Maven and seeing the boy behind the villain's mask in this one. And PRAISE THE BOOK GODS, I'm so glad Victoria didn't let me down. She gave us all those moments we hoped for, the explanat...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    I AM SO IMPRESSED RIGHT NOW. You can seriously feel the work that went into developing everything here. (And there aren't any major spoilers in this review, but I did drop some book quotes in... so you have been warned).First things first: I went into this without many expectations because I loved Red Queen but really wasn’t huge on Glass Sword. So maybe give this one a shot even if you didn’t like the second book. I do get the complaints abo...
  • Miranda Reads
    A Smarter girl would turn and run To be fair...the author tried to warn me.To keep this review from getting as long (and as bloated) as the book, I will focus on the three worst aspects - the prison, the characters and the sexay scenes.Mare's Prison or should I say, my vacation?The entire book consists of Mare whining about how difficult life was...It's just...come on. Really? What does she have to whine about? I've been broken too many times...
  • P
    Too many fillers. Boring writing style. Disintegrated storyline. Dull characters. Flat villain. King's Cage is a bipolar book. Everything is swung up and down all the time, especially the characters being unstable and intermittent. I'm beyond disappointment and frustration, even though I didn't expect anything at all before reading, I still feel as if this book is a waste of my time. If you think Glass Sword was terrible, you would be terribly wr...
  • Pang
    3.5 Stars... So politic and sh*t this wrench my gut. What can I say? This series kept more and more like a dystopian fiction, more than being high fantasy. However, I like this one a bit better that Glass Sword due to politic game, more Maven, and because THIS ONE GAVE ME MANY FEELSSS *angry* *giddy* *angry* *giddy* and then *wrathhhhhh*, not made me all bored like GS! 1. CAl & MARE and Politic attitudes. I love that the characters are not totall...
  • Katerina
    Hello Goodreads, I'm back, already suffering from King's Cage withdrawal syndrome and more heartbroken than I care to admit.King's Cage was the most powerful, deep and contradictory installment of Red Queen so far. The first half nearly drove me to give it three stars, it was unbearably slow and made me question my decision to continue this series many times. I felt like I was drowning in a swamp, trying to move yet stuck in the same place for so...
  • Cara
    The face of Universal Studios executives every time Aveyard says the movie is in development with them despite it's been five years, the producer has had two box office bombs (one that devalued the stock price of Lionsgate), and they've so obviously passed over the movie rights like dodging a bad box office nuclear bomb: Mare, I’d argue, is the central character who let this series down. Not just how insufferable she is but how Aveyard scrambl...
  • Mia Crysler
    Me reading this book: After one semi-intelligible novel in Red Queen and one genuine flop in Glass Sword, King’s Cage was going to be 26-year-old Victoria Aveyard’s Hail Mary on the series that was supposed to be the “next big YA thing” but has been a painful lesson in hype versus realistic expectation. Does it succeed in doing so: I so badly wanted to say she turned things around but she didn’t – and that’s putting it nicely. Here...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    As promised here I go with my review! First of all: I loved King’s Cage and didn’t want it to end! *fangirl squee* After the fast-paced Glass Sword I was really looking forward to find out what would happen to Mare and the book definitely didn’t disappoint me. Book three basically picks up where Glass Sword left off and our poor heroine is still kneeling in front of Maven. The first two-thirds of the book deal with Mare’s captivity and th...
  • Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
    I’m not leaving this place unless I leave behind his corpse—or mine. Well…No one can possibly understand how much love and adoration I have for this series. Book one and two were literal obsessions for me. I loved them so deeply that I literally took the time to annoy each and every one of my closest friends who chose to give a shit…even though 4/5 of them didn’t care for this series. I can’t even count all the times throughout a yea...
  • Ben Alderson
  • Tweebs♥️ (semi-hiatus)
    "Wtf was this?" a novel by TweebsOut in stores this coming March. Make sure to get yourself a copy because it's slowly climbing up the NYT Best-sellers List and it's not even out yet. Also, this just came in.....Paramount Pictures bought rights to make this novel into a movie. The dream cast has already been selected and, "wtf is this" will star: "Mommy, why art thou torture thy self?""Drinking Bleach right now""The Lord is testing me" "Disappoi...
  • Kisses A
    Minor Spoilers Ahead!!!!!!!!So guys this was one of my favourite series but this book just made me so upset. I hate it!!!! I feel to laugh in Mare's face at the end. Bitch. I am so happy that that happened! I think that's one of the only positives. Oh and these are just my taught and opinions ;)So I finally decided to do a proper review.I gave this book 2*. I won't lie the first half was enjoyable. The sarcasm was on point and I loved the whole w...
  • Jeff
    Ladies and gents, I'm not even going to put it out nicely. This.Book.Sucked.ASS!You guys have been warned. By the end of this book, you'll be spitting out needles and hot lava.This "breathless third installment" kept up to it's word. Oh, yes, it certainly left me breathless.BREATHLESS FROM SPITTING OUT NEEDLES AND HOT LAVA!Wow, Aveyard, you spin up this wonderful tale about lies, hurt, betrayal, love, affection, and you give me this SHITTY book?!...
  • Cesar
    2.5 stars WARNING! This review will contain spoilers. I will first talk about non-spoiler stuff then I'll switch to a spoiler chat. If you have not read King's Cage, then don't continue. Or if you don't have any intention on reading the Red Queen series, then welcome.To say I was disappointed would be correct.To say that I was glad I was done reading King's Cage would also be correct.EpicReads (who I like) overhyped the hell out of this series. I...
  • Laura
    So, there’s a fourth book now? Wasn’t this a trilogy?Oh, well, I expected nothing and nothing indeed was what I got. And I don’t want to go full on hate so I’ll be as professional as I can be just because, between Victoria and me, one of us has to be.This is the third (and not so final) book in the Red Queen trilogy series and it takes place after the events at the end of Glass Sword and we follow Mare during her imprisonment, Cameron’s...
  • Helen 2.0
    BREAKING NEWSNew footage from the inside of Mare's head has been recently discovered!Along with some new images on the current state of Norta!And this exclusive update from Scarlet Guard command HQ!Hope you're all having a better day than Mare is! ;)
  • Pouting Always
    Mare surrenders herself over to Maven to protect the others who were with her when they were caught; after what happened to Shadow she couldn't bare to get anyone else in harms way. Maven is content with putting Mare on display, using her to spread his propaganda in public while keep her chained up in the castle at all other times using Silent Stone to repress her powers. The other Silvers are discontent with Maven and move to usurp his power for...
  • Nasom
    This is by far the best book of the series so far. Mare was far less annoying.I can’t believe Glass sword was a 1 star read for me while this was 4 stars. Who would have thought? I’m glad I continued reading. Things I liked - I love how action-packed this was. Some I saw coming, some I didn’t (view spoiler)[ didn’t see the first Maven assassination attempt by the houses who were loyal to cal (hide spoiler)]- The first thing I noticed was ...
  • ✘Tabby✘
    THE REVIEWWhy this book?I read the other books in this seriesWhat I thoughtWhy oh why did Victoria Aveyard give Cameron a POV? I couldn't stand the little bitch. Also why her? Why didn't Cal get a POV? Speaking of Cal WTF was Cameron's problem with him? All she did was diss him. She actually made me look forward to the Mare parts just to get out of her head. She also made Mare bearable, that's something I thought i'll never say. The ending is the...
  • ~Poppy~
    “You aren’t alone.” The hope in his eyes cuts deeply. “You have your crown.” Why???? That ending killed me!!!! Now I see it! Now I feel it! Anyone can betray anyone!I'm still #teamCal even though he broke my heart.So, I really loved loved loved what happened the middle of the book until the end! It was amazing.. BUT the beginning was so BORINGGGGGG!! Yess, I said it!! -------------------------------------------------------------------...
  • Rosie
    Yeah, I’m Team Maven all the way😉.
  • Ahmed Ejaz
    ☆☆2.5 Stars☆☆ Power seduces all, and it makes us blind. This book was my most wanted book. I wanted to read this book more than anything. Anything!! When I got my hands on this, I was kind of...repenting. Repenting on what I was wanting. First of all, this book's beginning was different from Glass Sword's which was kind of very slow. Beginning of this book was looking breath-taking. I thought I would get more than I wanted. But this b...
    3.5 All Will Burn ★'s “Now I'm in a king's cage. But so is he. My chains are Silent Stone. His is the crown.”“I thought I knew what heartbreak was. I thought that was what Maven did to me. When he stood and left me kneeling. When he told me everything I ever thought him to be was a lie. But then, I believed I loved him.”Small spoilers may insueDAMN, 'King's Cage' gave me so many feels! And that ending for reals broke my heart 😭😭. ...
  • Charlotte May
    “Now I’m in a King’s cage. But so is he. My chains are silent stone. His is the crown.” I’m having a real dilemma with this series. On the one hand, it’s easy to read, there are a lot of great characters and an exciting plot. On the other hand, Mare is still pretty insufferable. She spent 6 months in Maven’s palace Whitefire, being tortured within an inch of her life and paraded around as a pet the rest of the time. This was a good ...
  • Katrin D
    The heartbreak is real. I think I actually stopped breathing while reading the epilogue. Can I have RQ 4 I will write a normal review once I'm...not depressed after finishing this book. Which, I hope, will not be next year. 23.11.2016: 28.09.2016: 28.06.2016: The cover is LOVE! On second thought, though, it should have been more bloody. That would have been amazing. 22.06.2016: OMG, did the title just appear today??? It's amazing, I...
  • Coreen (AsThePlotThickens)
    I AM DEAD INSIDE. THIS BOOK FUCKING SHATTERED ME. I AM NOT BREATHING. I AM COMPLETELY DESTROYED. I AM SO FUCKING DONE.--- "Samos, Calore, Cygnet. The Rift, Norta, the Lakelands. All driven by greed, all ready to break one another for an already broken crown." Why do authors insist on torturing their readers? I mean, there's the ending to the Crystal Storm and now this. Why shatter my heart into two and make me wait for another year to piece it ...