Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker. If you want to join in grab your current read, flick to a random page, select two sentences (without spoilers) and share them in a blog post or in the comments of The Purple Booker.
This week my teaser comes from King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard, the third book in the Red Queen series. I received this from NetGalley but was planning to buy it regardless as I’ve been looking forward to it since I read the previous book in the series at the end of last year. It’s a series that gets mixed reviews but I’ve been really enjoying despite it’s similarities to other YA sci fi books.
For a prince, he really lets himself go in times of crisis. Right now he looks like he needs a shower and a shave, not to mention a few well aimed slaps to wake him out of his stupor.
~ 9% The King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?
Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother’s web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.
As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.
When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.
I’m on holiday this week so may be a little slow in responding to comments but I promise I’ll get there eventually.
Happy Reading Everyone