King’s Cage – Victoria Aveyard
Young adult, Science fiction.
Mare sacrificed herself to Maven to protect those who she considers dear and innocent of this war between Silver and Red bloods. Maven holds her prisoner and parading his prize to everyone. Mare doesn’t understand why he keeps her alive, she’s committed a lot of wrong. He only keeps her as a weapon against The Scarlet Guard. As well as he finds her useful in other ways as well. Either she plays her role that he gave her or the fate of her family hangs in question.
This book was heavy and sort of hard to follow because I was expecting one theory and got another. I have to say this novel really kept me on my toes through each page. There are a few changes in perspective and its stated in the beginnings of each new chapter. Overall, I enjoy the fact that this doesn’t involve romance whatsoever but survival and fighting both externally and internally. The author provides more detail and history of this fictional world through the plot. I appreciate an author who goes in depth rather leave the reader wondering. I couldn’t put the book down without questioning what’s to happen to Mare. I’m too heavily invested in this series and never was this heavily invested when my best friend introduced me to the Divergent series, another Young adult series I will be reading eventually. I do recommend this Young Adult series as well as the other I’ve mentioned.
Glass Sword – Victoria Aveyard
Young adult, science fiction.
Mare and Cal escape from being executed by his brother Maven who is being puppeteer by his mother. Cal was controlled to kill the King, and this was a set up to ensure Mare would be killed because of her new blood abilities. Mare had learned that no one can be trusted and is cautious with Cal and everyone she encounters. Before the fall, an ally gives Mare a list of people who is just like Mare. She must hunt down the new bloods before Maven finds them and kills them.
Overall, this sequel is amazing. I love that there isn’t romance entangled into the mix. I prefer a revolution uprising without romance involved because the story line can get messy. This focuses in on reality of what Mare must fight for which is equality for all the various types of blood types. Not romance included in this novel’s story line. I enjoyed reading this and waiting to read more from this novel series.
Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard
Young adult, science fiction.
Within Mare’s world, people are divided by the color of their blood. Reds and Silvers. Reds are the working and merchant class whereas silvers are royalty with powers. Mare is chosen to work inside the palace. She discovers the impossible and is shocked. When an event happens, Mare discovers and experience a sudden change and is thrown into the Silver world. She must play her part or suffer the consequences. She slowly learns to trust no one.
I loved this novel and wished it was longer. This was trending on my Instagram and was wondering what’s the deal? I bought it and was surprised and grateful to have read this novel. It has a slow beginning but nonetheless I loved this young adult novel. This novel doesn’t compare to other science fiction young adult books I’ve read. I love the whole idea of this novel but there could’ve been some adjustments. More explanation of the world that Mare was living in and focus in more of how there is a separation between the Reds and Silvers. Maybe the sequel to the book would explain that. Overall, I understand why this book was trending.