“The smell of smoke gets stronger as I push on. Hope flares. Where there’s smoke, there’s a fire prince.”
Let me start with what I like least about this book and what I had thought was going to be my favourite part of the book: that extra POV. I mean… what…the…heck. WAS THAT??!! Cameron was not only my least favourite character, but she is an absolute brat. She’s permanently grumpy, judgemental and did nothing but talk shit about Cal. Ok. I get that you don’t like him. It’s fine except or the fact that Cameron is quite legitimately Mare on crack or something equally as jacked up.
But wait… there’s more.
For starters, I’ve reads tens of hundreds of books that are bridges to the final story, and not felt even an ounce of boredom I felt for this one. Sure there was a lot of scheming and war strike planning and even some half decent action scenes, but it felt so forced and rushed, I couldn’t help but feel disconnected from the whole thing.
Sigh. Oh Mare-she can make or break your love for this series….where I sit in the middle. She definitely isn’t someone I’d say is my favorite heroine (or even one I can honestly say I like) but don’t think I feel the same way other people do. She is kind of a badass, really. And yes, she pissed me off so much I wanted to throw my Kindle across the room, but no, she isn’t unbearable, at least not to me. In the King’s Cage, she is the best she’s ever been. I won’t get into the nitty-gritty, but I will say this: my biggest problem is what it COULD HAVE been. I don’t know this will end…but I do have a problem with one outcome, and I’ll leave it alone because I, quite frankly, don’t want to be harassed about it.