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King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard

King's Cage

by Victoria Aveyard

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Didn’t like the ending ( )
  cay250 | Sep 14, 2018 |
This started out really slow. The whole first half was really slow, but things really picked up in the second half and I couldn't put it down. I wasn't a huge fan of the alternating POVs. I understand why it was necessary, but I didn't think Cameron's POV added much to the story. Evangeline's POV was an interesting twist. Wasn't expecting it and having seen her through Mare's eyes this whole time I obviously hated her, so seeing her POV made me think differently. I would have LOVED to have seen things from Cal's POV though. Mare finally grows up in this one and she was bad ass in those fight scenes. I loved seeing her relationship with Cal finally grow, but that ending...SO glad I don't have to wait for the next book. ( )
  thepageparamour | Sep 9, 2018 |
I really enjoyed all the action in this book but at the same time I got bored with parts. I didn't like Cameron's POV or Evangalines.... Those two just annoy me. But FINALLY I GOT WHAT I WANTED!!!!!!!!! Cal Mare. About freaking time but the ending.....got me right in the feels........ pissed me off ( )
  nicolemeier111 | Aug 29, 2018 |
King's Cage felt long but I enjoyed the value that it brought to the series. I have to warn this is going to have a little bit of spoiler to today's review; not much of a spoiler just a little. This book was horrible, wonderful, and intelligent all in one. I think reading while she was captured was boring to a lot of people because a lot of time is passing and Mare isn't able to do really anything. I think the author did that very well. You feel the passing of time. You read as there are things happening in the world beyond Mare's control and she barely hears about any of it. You see how hollow and desperate she is for escape while she spends months in her room alone with nothing but silence. While she is held as Maven's prisoner, she has to deal with all the emotions that she has been avoiding in the previous books. That must have been horrible and I felt for Mare, it was a horrible time for her. If you don't read all the books in a row like I am doing these weeks, you might very well miss out on those important things. You might not remember how in Glass Sword, she was merely a tool to be used to fight. She cut herself off from everyone around her so that she wouldn't have any more emotions. Mare didn't allow herself to think or feel about anything but completing the next task. The first half of King's Cage features Mare and is about her captivity and character growth.

Victoria Aveyard gives us a reprieve from just reading about Mare in a plain room with nothing to do. She gives us a couple other characters perspectives in this novel. I appreciate that a lot because without that it would be a really boring book. You get to see what is continuing to happen for the Red Guard even though Mare isn't there. You even get to see from a silver's perspective, which I'm not going to say who, but I really liked that. I would love to continue but I think that would just ruin the "reveals" about that character and who they really are.

It was wonderful to see the strength of the uprising. The strength of Montfort, the Ardent people, and their leader. Victoria Aveyard does a great job of bringing them into the world and showing their democracy. You also get a small taste of their battle tactics and it makes you curious even more. Like I wonder how extreme are they? To what ends are they willing to go to? Wonderful to see the full force of all the different people fighting together and against each other. You actually see what a battle full of abilities is like in this world. Both sides bring their A-Game. You get to see how powerful Mare really could be as she stands alone protecting herself surrounded by silvers. You get to see new alliances and relationships how they have changed in the many months since Mare's capture. Mare and Cal get a reunion and it feels like the pieces are really beginning to come together for the world. It had the feeling that the end was near and the author could have written a quick happily ever after. That is not what you get in this book.

One part that I had to bother my husband about because I thought it was sooooo good, was the political side of things. You get to see different people strategically moving to complete different tasks. Maven had it rough this book. You find out more about his damaged character, he is betrayed, and he has to repair his kingdom enough so they'll stop rebelling. He does a tour, but really it is just like today's politicians, going around town to town making promises and motivational speeches. I loved that, it makes you think about how much we hear and what is just someone trying to keep you dumb and ignorant of what's really going on. I think that fits perfectly with today's world of politics that it's almost scary. So bringing something like that in, and having it written well that you can understand the meaning at any age is pretty good. There are a lot of politics going on in this book, more than the others. You have even more people who are just trying to maneuver the things they control to get to the ending they want. It's done really good.

Cal is an idiot. I'm totally serious, he is an idiot

I 110% believe this deserves a 5-star rating. There is a sh*t ton of stuff that happens during this whole book. You meet many new leaders from different places, an escape attempt, a rescue, two major battles, a few reveals that were previously speculation at least for me. A little bit of love and a lot more loss. ( )
  RozzieReads | Jun 5, 2018 |
4.25 stars

Well, it was better than Glass Sword and I’m not even really worried about the ending - just curious to see where things will go in War Storm. 🤔😏

Review to come after I gather my thoughts more! ( )
  libraryinthecountry | May 6, 2018 |
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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.

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