As I read the book I often thought about its title. At first I thought of it as a physical cage, but as I continued reading I realised that the cage is not in fact physical, it’s more an imaginary cage the king created to keep Mare by his side.

A big part of King’s Cage is set in King Maven’s castle. Mare has been forced to live in the castle against her will. The king captivated Mare when she and the other rebels tried to fight the king and his guards. She had lived in the castle before and the king had her by his side at all time. When Mare escaped the castle the king did not know where she was nor what she did. The only solution to his problem was to capture Mare and keep her in the castle at all costs.

In the beginning of the book I thought of the king’s cage as the place Mare lived in. She was captured in the castle, living in a small room with nothing but a bed and a couple of books. In some way this room could be seen as a cage, but it isn’t really a cage. As I read further I understood that the cage is in fact the king and his moves to keep Mare in his palace. He controls everything Mare does; she can't use her powers nor walk around in the castle as she would like. She is not free at all in the castle. She has to do everything Maven tells her to do, otherwise someone she knows will die a painful death.


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The first sentences in King’s Cage is: “I rise to my feet when he lets me. The chain jerks me up, pulling on the thorned collar at my throat. Its points dig in, not enough to draw blood- not yet. But I’m already bleeding from the wrists.”

I think this is an amazing beginning of a book. It shows how difficult it is to change the people in power. The king in the country, referred to as “he”, has captivated the main character, Mare, and he will do anything to keep her in his captivity. The entire country of Northa slowly start to believe the king’s lies and Mare is slowly turning into the bad guy in the story. Mare knows that she is right, but she isn’t even allowed to her own thoughts.

The quote also shows how much a person in power will do to keep it. The king, in this case, will murder and torture every person that comes in his way. The quote show us his brutality and what he is willing to do to keep his power.

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Victoria Aveyard is the author of the Red Queen series. She was born in Massachusetts in 1990. Growing up she read a lot of book. She was, just like me, a very big fan of Harry Potter. She read a lot of other books too, most of them in the fantasy genre.

Aveyard started to write the Red Queen series after she graduated college in 2012. She studied at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts where she got her degree in Writing for Film & Television.

Red Queen is the first book Aveyard ever published. It was followed by Glass Sword and King’s Cage which are the second and third books in the series. She is currently writing the fourth and last novel in the series. Other than that, she has also published two novellas about two people mentioned in Red Queen. I have read one of them and it is just as amazing as her other books.

All of the books in the Red Queen series have been number one on the New York Times Best Sellers List. That shows just how amazing and talented Victoria Aveyard is!


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My next book project is to read the third book in the Red Queen series written by Victoria Aveyard. The book is called King’s Cage and I'm really looking forward to start reading it. I read the second book in the series one year ago and I have wanted to read this one ever since. It was published in the beginning of February and I just got my hands on it.

I really liked the first two books in the series, and I highly recommend them to people that are interested in fantasy and science fiction books. The story is about a girl named Mare Barrow. She lives in a country where the people are divided by blood. The people with silver blood have special abilities and the red-bloods don't. The abilities can be anything from super strength to being able to control people’s minds. One day Mare travels to the capitol to serve the royal family. When she gets there she discovers her own ability. The only problem is that her blood is red. During the series we follow Mare when she discovers who she really is.

I have very high expectations of this book since the first two were so good. But I do think that it will be great!

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