Review: War Storm

Posted 19th February 2019 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: War StormWar Storm by Victoria Aveyard
Narrator: Amanda Dolan, Charlie Thurston, Erin Spencer, Saskia Maarleveld, Vikas Adam
Also by this author: Red Queen, Glass Sword, King's Cage
Series: Red Queen #4
Also in this series: Red Queen, Glass Sword, King's Cage
Published by HarperAudio on 15th May 2018
Genres: Dystopia, YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Length: 22 hours and 24 minutes
Format: Audible
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VICTORY COMES AT A PRICE.
Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all… starting with the crown on Maven’s head.
But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolishing everything—and everyone—in his path.
War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?
In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power… for all will be tested, but not all will survive.

I loved the first three books in this story so I was sooo excited to read the end of this story. I, unfortunately, it fell a little flat.

I read the other books but I decided to listen to the audiobook for this one. I think the narrators on this book also affected my thoughts on the story. I loved the narrator for Evangeline but I really struggled with the others. Especially Maven and Cal.

I was heartbroken after the end of King’s Cage. It took me a long time to work up to reading this book because I was so broken.

I loved seeing this book through different perspectives and my favourite was actually Evangeline’s which is strange as I hated her at the beginning of this series.

For me the story really dragged and I had to actually stop listening because I wasn’t enjoying it. I did come back to it a few months later because I felt I needed to know the end more than because I was actually enjoying it.

I am really disappointed because I loved the first three books but I just struggled so much with this one.

About Victoria Aveyard

Victoria Aveyard is an author and screenwriter, born and raised in a small town in Western Massachusetts. Both her parents are public school teachers, as well as avid film, television, and literature fans. Victoria grew up on a steady diet The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, and LOST. She pursued a degree in Writing for Film & Television at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. After graduating college in 2012, Victoria moved home from Los Angeles and began writing the manuscript that would become Red Queen.

She has since published three #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling books, two New York Times bestselling novellas, and continues pursuing her writing career while living full-time in Los Angeles, California.

The Red Queen series is currently being translated into 37 languages and counting.

Emma

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