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.
3.5 out of 5 stars
Cannot be read as a standalone.
My least favorite out of all the books so far. The majority of this book could have been edited out.
Mare is imprisoned and can't use her powers. Cal is stuck hiding.
Maven is the most entertaining part of this entire story.
And why is so much of this in Cameron's point of view? I don't care and her POV is a waste of time.
Book 4.... you better be good because this was disappointing.