Reign of Secrets #3
Other Books: Rise, Cage of Darkness, Realm of Knights
Published by Reign Publishing on August 21st 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
A copy of the book was provided for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore does not affect the opinion or content of the review.
Destined from birth to be the next empress of Emperion, Allyssa grew up at court weighed down by the expectations of the crown. Kingdom and duty always came first.
Having survived the brutal kingdom of Russek, she is given the choice to walk away and live a peaceful, quiet life. But it also means giving up everything she knows and everyone she loves. Before she decides, word reaches her about an assassination attempt. Donning her secret persona—that of a vigilante—she sets out to eliminate her enemy once and for all.
As Allyssa fights the demons of her past to save her future, she realizes she never had a choice. She can either embrace her destiny or be caged by it.
I honestly forgot about writing a review for Cage of Destiny after reading it, so I am now fashionably late in the reviewing scheme of things.
My excuse: I’ve been trying to get both of my co-bloggers into reading this and it has not happened yet. My mission will continue. (Also Anelise’s library is cooler than mine because she says they have a copy of the first book.)
I honestly live for Davis’s introductions because they give me life. It’s one of the rare things that never happen in books but it happened and I always look forward to reading it. Also it seems like there will be more books? Which means I might get more of one of my favorite bad-ass princess? My heart is overjoyed. *rolls into abyss of happiness*
Cage of Destiny starts right off from Cage of Darkness, when Allyssa is given the ultimate choice from her parents to walk away from her crown or continue the path of being empress of Emperion. This makes things a lot interesting since Cage of Deceit revealed Allyssa is a bad-ass princess who sneaks around the kingdom just to take down criminals in a disguise. And now she has a decision while taking down evil queen interested in kingdom domination!
To be a ruler, or not to be a ruler, that is the question.
And of course, there is a love triangle, which is kind of strange yet thrilling at the same time. Unlike most love triangles where the poor girl is playing “Pick a Boy” and us poor readers are fighting around with teams, there’s only one side to this love triangle. The other guy is just there hanging on hopelessly, and my heart is happy because Davis isn’t busy pulling around with my poor heartstrings and there is only one ship to this story.
Which basically leads me into some of the characters of book three. All of the major characters have been introduced in either the first or second book, so a lot of those characters are returning. In addition to that, there are some new characters as well, so maybe there’s a book four? That is yet to be seen.
But let me take a moment to appreciate Kerdan, who got introduced in the previous book and will be playing a larger role than floating around and plotting and being all around mysterious prince warrior. Kerdan is basically the Kenji from Shatter Me – all funny personality with more page time than Kenji did, but also my favorite character other than Allyssa.
In fact, Kerdan probably brings out the funny side of Allyssa, which I will definitely not complain about.
Cage of Destiny brings a satisfying conclusion to one story with an unknown promise of future books – I’ll be looking forward to future books regardless.