King's Cage: Red Queen, Book 3

Book review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Author returns to form with nail-biting third installment.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 45 reviews

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age 10+


King's Cage, the third installment of the critically acclaimed Red Queen series, does not disappoint! The plot and characters are never predictable, and we can see Mare's development throughout the story, physically and mentally. She began as a shattered girl, acting like a "kicked dog" around Samson, who had conducted a mental interrogation on her, and morphed into a powerful girl, not a little lightning girl. She proved herself through her courage, and did not show any weak points other than the ones necessary to make the novel good. The alternate points of views were very eye-opening as well, specifically Cameron Cole, who was the potentially deadliest newblood in the world. Seeing the way she though -so different from Mare!- truly proved Victoria Aveyard's writing expertise. The one warning: This installment shows more violence than the previous two books, and depicts mental and physical abuse. However, these scenes are fleeting and will not impact your child's life in any way. This book is perfect in every aspect!

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age 12+

Okay, I guess

This book wasn't as good as the first two, but still okay.

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