This is going to be my spoiler free review of King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard. This review will be spoiler free for King’s Cage but it might have spoilers from Red Queen and Glass Sword so keep that in mind.
About: King’s Cage started right where Glass Sword left off. Mare kneeling in front of Maven. For a good portion of the book, it is focusing on Mare and her trying to find a way to escape Maven.
Okay, let me start off by saying that I felt King’s Cage was an improvement from Glass Sword. Glass Sword felt very slowed paced for me, and the plot for King’s Cage was a bit faster. It didn’t seem that it was taking too long to get to the point. I also really enjoyed that we got see more of Maven and Evangeline. It’s fun to see the development of Maven’s character he is such an interesting character so I really enjoy learning more about him and why he is the way that he is. As well as Evangeline, it was nice to get more insight on her and start to understand her better.
One of the things that really annoyed me about Mare was the fact that she was always trying to protect Kilorn. In King’s Cage there was less of that which was partly due to the fact that they weren’t together for most of the book. Some new characters were also introduced in this book. There was one character that I really liked because they had jokes, I am super excited to learn more about this person in the forth and final book in
the Red Queen series. One other thing that I liked was how we got some insight on the Silvers history and the war. I just wished that we had gotten more about that because I still want to know more about the Silvers as well as their world how they got to this point. I also really liked that certain problems weren’t solved quickly. It took time for the characters to get over a certain hump which made it more believable.
Some of the things that I was not a fan of was that some of the senses were on the boring side. There were a few times where I found myself spacing out a bit and just waiting for something interesting to happen. Also King’s Cage had three perspectives one of them obviously being Mare. The other two one I really enjoyed the other not so much. The only thing I liked about that persons perspective was that I got to know what other characters were up to since we couldn’t get that from Mare’s perspective. The other perspective I enjoyed that one because I really missed this person in Glass Sword so I was happy to be able to step into their head for a bit.
Overall I really enjoyed King’s Cage I gave it 4.5 stars out of 5 stars. I do feel that it has improved from the first two books. I am really excited to see what Aveyard has in store for the last book especially after how King’s Cage. I have my theory on how it will end. I guess I will have to wait and see what happens. Let me know your thoughts on the Red Queen Series I would love to hear other peoples thoughts.
Until next time book nerds,