Quick update: Apologies for not posting in a long time, I have been rather busy with other things and so I haven’t been able to read much. But planning on reading a lot the next couple weeks so I’ll make sure to share my thoughts!

King’s cage is the third book in the Red Queen series. It follows Mare after she has been captured by King Maven and how she is being forced to suffer for her ‘mistakes’. Whilst she deals with this, Cameron and the red guard are trying to fight the silvers and ready for the oncoming war and Cal fights to get Mare back.

I think this is the best book in the series so far! I really enjoyed reading it and following Mare on her journey in trying to fight against Maven and the way in which her character developed much throughout her sufferings. Mare is a ‘normal’ person facing impossible situations and decisions, which makes reading from her perspective very emotional and heart-wrenching. The book goes between different perspectives so that you get the whole picture of what is happening, which is what I think makes this books so strong, the way in which you see the same events from different characters, making it much more effective. I find some books make different perspectives rather boring but Aveyard’s writing is rather fast-paced and so the multiple perspectives makes it more enticing.

Aveyard just seems to keep getting better at writing about this world and the characters within it. She’s great at capturing suspenseful moments and describing the action and battles within the novel. She incorporates and intertwines the themes of love, war, manipulation and pain to create a heart-wrenching novel that I couldn’t put down. For people that are only just starting out in this series I’d say to just power through the first one as they get much better. Although there were some moments that I felt were dragged out, I still thoroughly enjoyed it and have recommended it to friends.

No. of pages – 507

Publication date – 7th February, 2017

Rating -3.5/5 stars

Genre – young adult, Dystopian

Quote – “Those who know what it’s like in the dark will do anything to stay in the light.”