King's Cage (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Red Queen Series #3)

King's Cage (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Red Queen Series #3)

by Victoria Aveyard


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ISBN-13: 9780062666826
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Series: Red Queen Series , #3
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.90(d)
Lexile: HL700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Victoria Aveyard was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town known only for the worst traffic rotary in the continental United States. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California. She currently splits her time between the East and West coasts. As an author and screenwriter, she uses her career as an excuse to read too many books and watch too many movies. You can visit her online at

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King's Cage (Red Queen #4) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first, I was disappointed in the ending, but I did some research and found out that this isn't the last book in the series. If what I read was true, the last book is coming out hopefully in 2018! I will be keeping my eye out since I love this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some say that the author spent to much time on Mare's imprisonment but I disagree. I think the book is perfect in every way and spending a bit more time on her imprisonment only helps us as readers understand how Mare changes as a person. I really loved this book and especially this series and I would reccomend it to anyone.
Seoling More than 1 year ago
I have to say that if KING'S CAGE was not on your most anticipated releases of 2017, you must live under a rock! I remember how much I was looking forward to GLASS SWORD when it came out and when I received an ARC, I was on cloud nine. I was surprised at how much I loved it in comparison to RED QUEEN. I knew that going into the third installment, I would have enormously high expectations. I think that Victoria Aveyard's writing is simplistic, but moving and so emotional. I still remember reading the last page of GLASS SWORD and realizing that this was an epic fantasy story and that it was an amazing sequel to RED QUEEN. Having finished KING'S CAGE after nearly two days, I was somewhat disappointed. Not because it was not a great story, but because a lot had happened and I needed time to process it. For readers who enjoy fast-paced and lots of action, this is for you. I was not a huge fan of the amount of action sequences there were. What I really love in Aveyard's story are her characters and their relationships. They make my heart wrench in ways that are unspeakable. And they are the most memorable to me. Despite all the things that happen, the point of those scenes are never lost. Instead, they make me crave for more. I was astonished at how much I felt for Maven and for Mare. After the events of book one, I was sure I would hate Maven until the end of time, especially when I loved Cal so much. But this book gave me the worst conflict I have ever felt and I love/hate Aveyard for what she's done to my heart. I found it especially heartbreaking because I never experienced Maven in a POV. This story is told by the powerhouse females of the book and I think that having Mare's POV in her scenes with him are what make them so freaking angsty to me. Speaking of powerhouse females, I think it can go unsaid of how much I loved reading about Mare and her climb from her downfall at the end of GLASS SWORD. To be bruised and beaten the way that Mare had been, there is nothing but love and respect for the girl. But I loved, loved, loved reading about Evangeline. Surprisingly, I started wanting her chapters to be longer and longer. She was just so....awesome and I loved that Aveyard brought in the DIVERSITY WITH THIS GIRL! I needed to have more of Evangeline and I hope that her POV carries to the final book because I want to experience everything she goes through (because girl go through so much). I genuinely felt like Aveyard was trying to enforce more diversity in her characters because I would notice more descriptions of a character's skin color or their sexual orientation or distinction on class. I really applaud her for trying to bring more of that into her series and I am excited to see more. Lastly, I am extra salty about that ending. But somewhere deep inside me, I think that whatever happens in the end, I will be satisfied.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every year page, my heart aches at each chapter
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
I don't know what my deal is, but I just can't seem to get into these books the way I expected and still want to. The action moments are quick and grab my attention with all that's going on, but there is so much down time with discussions of everything they plan to do and how they're going to do it, and I find myself zoning out. Also, we're getting multiple point of views now. Why? It just rings too close to Allegiant. The characters interest me. Mare has grown on me since book one. I'm still waiting for Cal to come into his own. He seems to be floundering. Lastly, Maven keeps me intrigued in this morbid way. So, I'm curious to see how everything falls into place for them, and part of me wants to read the next book when it comes out. On the other hand, these books are pretty long, and that's a lot of time put into something I'm not completely enjoying. I'm on the fence, but don't go by me. These books have quite a following, and there's a lot to enjoy about them. So, they may be right up your alley.
Jill Jemmett More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! It has been a couple of years since I read Red Queen and Glass Sword, so it took a while to get back into the story. But once I did, it flew by. The beginning of the story was a little slow. Mare’s captivity was repetitive, since she couldn’t do much inside her cell other than plot her escape. Maven was annoying, but I also felt sorry for him. I learned more about what he suffered at his mother’s hands in this story, which explains why he behaves the way he does. The narrative switches between different characters. Since Mare is trapped by Maven, Cameron gives the perspective of the Scarlet Guard. This way, we can see what is happening in Maven’s court as well as how the Scarlet Guard is preparing to attack. There were also some twists, and some characters made surprising decisions, like switching sides of the battle. Now I just have to read the finale, War Storm!
TheBookNerd5 More than 1 year ago
Quotes: “To stand in front of a person who is your whole world and be told you are not enough. You are not the choice. You are a shadow to the person who is your sun.” “Those who know what it's like in the dark will do anything to stay in the light.” “Now I'm in a king's cage. But so is he. My chains are Silent Stone. His is the crown.” “As you enter, you pray to leave. As you leave, you pray to never return.” Review: If you know me, you know I love the Red Queen series. However, I didn't enjoy this one that much. The first half was immensely boring. I wasn't enjoying it whatsoever but when I reached the second half I realized why we had that first portion. There would've been so many what if scenarios had that situation not happened. So while I wasn't a huge fan, I got its purpose. There was a meaning behind it. It's really hard to mention names or what's going on without spoiling things. I'll just say the first half had very little action. I felt we were constantly in this one person's thoughts and literally nothing was going on. It just drug on for what seemed like half the book. The second half made up for the first part by far.  Overall, I just didn't vibe with this book. I felt there was too much time spent in someone's thoughts. There was also too much time describing the surroundings and giving background information to things I felt weren't necessary. I really wanted to love this book but sadly it fell flat for me. I also struggled with a certain character and their actions. I won't go into details but it was very frustrating. I will say I loved the quotes in this book. So many great lines were sprinkled throughout the book, especially towards the end. I have higher hopes for the final book, War Storm.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I’m only sad that I now have to wait for the final book. Redeemed after Glass Sword.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, Makes me want to keep reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how she leaves us on cliff hangers but not when I don't have the next book because it hasn't been released yet! Oh my god I anxiously await war storm... well done Victoria well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooooooo...... This book was so great but But But But I didn't like that Mare didn't end up with Cal *swoons just by typing his name* . Whhhhyyyy :/ Cal *swoons again* L O V E S her alot i mean alot alot. Like more than all my haute crushes(onl 2 but thats lots of LOVE). Anyway Iwonder what happens to u know Maven Yikes Ik Ik Ik This is a great book leaving u wanting more
Samanntha_Call More than 1 year ago
Out of her three books with Mare and Cal, this was the hardest for me to read. I wasn't a fan of Cameron to begin with so I think her choice of the second character to use could have been chosen better. I devoured the first two books and was so excited to read this one but I was disappointed. It was good don't get me wrong but I didn't enjoy it as much as I did the first two. I don't know if Victoria got burnt out, it felt a little rushed. i'm glad I borrowed it from the library rather than buying it like I did the first two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was AWESOME. One of the pages arrived dirty with random dots which is strange but other than that I recommend this book for sure.
thereadingchick More than 1 year ago
What is it about the villain being so fascinating? I thought the first half of this book when Mare was with Maven to be endlessly fascinating. Here was a boy king who was obsessed with this girl, yet at one point he had her! He betrayed her, but somehow he still wanted her to love him. The psychology behind that obsession, the torture at the hands of his own mother in his childhood. It was so good! I almost wish Mare had wanted him back. I think that would’ve made this book so much more interesting. Imagine if instead of hating him, she loved him and fought with his evil side to do the right thing and become who the country needed. Instead, Mare falls for the older brother, Cal, and fights against Maven’s tyranny. For The Whole Book. Tiring. I will admit that as I was reading this book I kept thinking this was the final book in the series., and that totally threw me off. As I got to about 50 pages from the end I figured that out and I was so mad at myself. Why? Why did I think this was the final book? Why did I read this book before the next one came out? Oh well. Despite wishing Mare had fallen for the other brother, I felt slightly redeemed that things didn’t go quite as planned in the romance department for Mare. Not that I want her to be doomed to disappointment, but it at least made having to read one more book before finding out the resolution to the battle between the bloods and also the battle between brothers.
brittanysbookrambles More than 1 year ago
To say I was immensely disappointed with this book would be a monumental understatement. For the first three-fourths of it, I was totally underwhelmed and basically just . . . waiting. Waiting for Mare to break out of Maven's grasp, waiting for her reunion with Cal, and waiting for any hint of the action and intrigue that I loved so much in Red Queen—but none of those things happen until the last third of the novel! That simply wasn't enough to redeem this book. Overall, this was just one big whine-fest. Ideally? I was imagining banging Mare and Cameron's heads together and knocking them both out. However, Mare and Cal are so adorable in this book until the very last second . . . when their ship literally goes to hell. I'm so angry about this in particular because most of Cal's character growth and development are completely destroyed in the last few pages, and it was so frustrating and totally unnecessary. I am now officially concerned that I'm going to end up hating how this series ends. I'll still read the series conclusion though, since I've stuck around for this long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the entire series!! ?
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customer2 More than 1 year ago
terrible book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hmm. As a fan of Red Queen, I was kinda disappointed by Glass Sword and King's Cage. In my opinion, King's Cage wasn't horrible, it was just, okay/good. Which is a let-down for me because I waited a while for King's Cage to come out. I will say, it might have had to do with all the hype. Fortunately, in Red Queen, I was at Barnes and I stumbled on it randomly and I had never heard of it before, and I loved it. Then, all the hype started. When I got King's Cage, my friend wanted to borrow it from me, and I said "sure, but I didn't like it all that much." Then, the next weekend, she came to me and said "Wow. That was really boring." And she told me that she's not going to read Kings cage, but she wanted to see what I had to say about the 4th one when it comes out (because of course I'm going to read it.) She said she would skip the 3rd and go to the 4th if it was better. Overall, I love Victoria's writing style, I just really hope the RQ4 book is a really good finisher!
JenacideByBibliophile More than 1 year ago
We’ve made it to Book 3 guys, and s**t just got real…kind of. This installment of the Red Queen series has action, misfortune, and a little bit of that romance. King’s Cage is upping the ruthlessness and deceit, and fans of Maven are finally going to get another taste of who he is and what he can do. Books 1 and 2 are just kindling compared to the real war that comes about in book 3. For those who are loving the battles that consume this story, this one is for you. Assuming that you guys have been reading along, let’s start where book 2 has left off…shall we? For those of you who haven’t read the series yet, I will do my best to keep the spoilers to a minimum. Except for this paragraph, sorry. So, Mare is imprisoned and her hopes of escaping are pretty slim wouldn’t you say? Finally her character makes a little sacrifice for others instead of thinking about herself! I think we can all agree that we saw this coming, because this seems to happen in every YA/Fantasy story doesn’t it? Self-sacrificing one’s self has become QUITE the fad! I think what was really unclear when Mare gave herself up to Maven, was what Maven was going to do with her. This guys is the EPITOME of unpredictable, and I still don’t feel like I have a grasp on his character. Whether this is intentional or accidental by the author, I don’t care. I love it. As the first half of this book is dedicated to Mare’s imprisonment, we get a fairly suitable glimpse into her time under Mavens watch. She is locked away in a surprisingly comfortable room, fed some very un-prison-like food, and obviously but confusingly…kept alive. Though we have witnessed Mavens unusual obsession with Mare, it still seems so stupid of him to keep her alive as she is such a powerful weapon. Though in true Maven fashion, it all ends up being for a bigger purpose: to use Mare as a pawn for Maven to begin to collect newborns. Not only must mare cope with her abilities being blocked by her guards and constantly trying to find a way to escape, but now she is being forced to tell the public that she is against the scarlet guard and everything they stand for. I have to tell you guys, I am loving how the author has introduced so many different levels on mind games into this story. From book 1 the main character is lied to and manipulated by everyone around her, and still it continues. The fact that this series can become quite dark and really question your faith in humanity, is brilliant. Though the constant pattern of characters throwing each other under the bus is apparent, in book 3 we finally get to see some characters switching sides and supporting the cause. For one character in particular, I did NOT see that coming. For the romance seekers who have been waiting patiently for the face-impaling and heart-lurching whirlwind that is Mare and Cal, you are finally rewarded. Ahhh yes…those many months have ignited the fire in these two young characters, and has finally blown up like a box of dynamite on Fourth of July! Picture it guys: an intense eye-lock from across the way, the release of doves, a slow-motion gallop to each other’s arms, a passionate kiss…blahhh blahhh blahhh. I mean, it was okay. For being pretty disappointed in this relationship from the start of this series, I’m not really surprised that their reunion fell flat for me. Once again, I just didn’t buy it. For my full review, go to my website: