King's Cage

King's Cage

Book - 2017
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With Mare powerless as a prisoner of Maven Calore, the boy she once loved, her rebel Reds continue to organize and train as they prepare for war, while exiled prince Cal sets out to rescue Maven from captivity.
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062661913
Characteristics: 512 pages : map ; 24 cm


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May 01, 2018

I love this book. I love that it includes such a broken main character, which might seem weird, but I appreciate that because so many authors write in settings like this but seem to pass over what the mental health situation would really be like in an environment like this. I also love that despite the fact that there is definite romance-type situations happening, they are not all consuming of the wonderful storyline and strong characters that are also included in this book.

PimaLib_ChristineR Dec 09, 2017

Okay, I read this last month and forgot to write a review so I'm going on my rusty memory here...First: Mare is much less whiny when she's in chains. I finally feel like Aveyard is writing her own world and characters that she believes in. We're into book three now and she's starting to build out characters and create her own storyline instead of trying to patch together The Hunger Games with some other teen dystopian series. Maven keeps Mare locked up like a prize he can't let go while the Scarlet Guard keeps growing. Through the eyes of the new blood that Mare found just before being captured, we're taken inside an organization that is obviously far more organized than either Norta or the Lakelanders believe. Even Evangeline is given a human side!

A book that gives me hope for the future of the series and for Mare and the other characters.

In reading other reviews, especially the one star reviews, I see a lot of valid points about skin-color, adding characters of different sexual orientations, and Aveyard's quite blatant "this will be a movie and you will love my book" attitude. While I do think that these are really important points, I do like to separate the author from the book. No matter how self-serving a plot-arc may be, if it is written well, I'll live with it, and I think Aveyard's writing is actually improving at this point.

Oct 21, 2017

I can't tell you how happy I am to say the pity party in the glass sword is over thank God !

Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Sep 15, 2017

I liked this book so much more than I liked the second one! There is a lot a more insight into the lives of some of the villains like Maven and Evangeline. The characters are fleshed out a lot more, with their motivations being clear. There's also a lot of political maneuvering in this book, as everyone scrambles to form alliances and build trust. The plot can be frustrating sometimes, but overall the book is a great addition to the Red Queen series.

Sep 10, 2017

I had felt a little let down after reading the Glass Sword and only picked up this book because the cliff-hanger at the end of the second book intrigued me. I'm glad I gave this book a chance. It was so much better than its predecessor. I didn't feel like I was reading the same self-pitying thoughts over and over again, or like I couldn't relate to any of the characters.
I might have liked the first one more still, but I did enjoy this book and am interested to see how the next book of the series turns out.

Aug 23, 2017

This third installment to the “Red Queen” series is probably my favourite so far. Filled with love, action, and heartbreak, it truly is a complete story. This book made me want to scream, cry, and laugh all at once. The ending, like the previous novels, was a cliffhanger that made me want to explode and read the next book ASAP. I cannot wait until the final book in this series is released. Victoria Aveyard, the author, really knows how to captivate the readers with her writing and I think that is why her stories are so good. I would rate this book 5/5 and would highly recommend this book series to anyone.
- @potterhead of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

May 17, 2017

I still love Maven, and i'm so happy he's in this book, even though he has a weird obsession over Mare. But its all good.

Apr 26, 2017



Apr 07, 2017

*Contains some spoilers*
King’s Cage is another amazing installment to the Red Queen series. Mare Barrow is trapped and powerless in prison at King Mavens feet. Most of the book is about Mare and her life in prison, but the book turns out to be really interesting and great. The ending was kind of a disappointment but I hope Aveyard fixes everything in the last book coming out soon. King's Cage is a long book, but the story is a bit short. I personally still like Maven, even though he's a villain, I hope he has a satisfying ending when the whole series ends. I think Mare might end up alone at the end of the Red Queen series in the last book, because Cal just walks away and Maven has no chance at all after all he did. Maybe in this series, the girl ends up alone. Anyone who hasn't started King's Cage yet should definitely be ready for the action. 5/5 stars
- @AquafinaAstro of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

What a beautiful third book to the Red Queen series/trilogy. In my opinion, it is way better than the second and almost a bit better than the first. Mare Barrow, in struggling to find who she is and what she will face, undergoes massive realizations after being captured by Maven, the boy she thought she loved. Meanwhile, a dysfunctional yet co-ordinated group of rebellious civilians plan to topple the tall infrastructure of the "royalty" aka Silvers. With loyalties and life at stake, the protagonists must fight their battles on the field and in themselves. A good question posed indirectly by Cameron is: "what is the line to cross over to fully become a 'monster?'" Perhaps, a lack of humanity.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Mar 01, 2017

This was such a long installment and we have yet another to read to get to the end of the series. Very disappointing.

I enjoyed the story for the most part, but way too much time was spent dwelling on Mare as a prisoner.

Interesting choice to switch to the multiple POV. Cameron still does not seem like she was worth the attention. Would have been more interesting to use a newblood we are more familiar with or Farley.

And what has happened to Jon, the seer? Has Aveyard forgotten him? He was like a footnote in this installment. Perhaps he will come back with a vengeance in the fourth book.

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