Book Review: War Storm, Victoria Aveyard

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By: Victoria Aveyard

Length: 662 pages

Published: May 15th 2018

Rating: three-stars


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.


Well, well, well…. I honestly was left speechless when I received the book just because of the sheer size of it. I’m not a huge fan of book over 500 pages. Simply because of past experiences with books of that size. War Storm proved to be no different from the rest. With an overabundance of information thrown at you, extreme amount of filler story and the vast amount of detail given to the many wardrobe changes the plot, the finale, the end of the Red Queen series seems MEH.

While the characters remained true to who they had been throughout the series, the many viewpoints I found unnecessary. I felt a lot of the information could have been provided even with sticking to one or two viewpoints. The amount POV only added to the extended story which seemed not to really serve much purpose. In fact, the story is very much on the political spectrum of a fantasy world (YAWN) then an amazing ending.

The ending, the last 100 pages is where it all gets wrapped up and I’m still left wondering what it is I read. I was so disappointed. So, let down. I was just so over the book by the time I got a hundred pages in. I was waiting for something, anything to pick up and when the action did come it just didn’t wasn’t as fueled up as it could have been. It seemed muted in comparison to Aveyard’s other works.

Overall, I think this was a failure for a finale, but as a review based on just this book it was okay. Definitely not a book that can read alone. Well you could but I think you’d be rather lost with who, what’s and whys.





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  1. I like the way you broke down this review as a series finale and a book in it’s own right. I have drawn the conclusion that this series is not for me.


  2. Didn’t read the review, because I haven’t read the RED QUEEN series yet. A lot of people told me I should read and from the blurb I’m a bit curious. Since this is the review of the final book… I thought it would be best not to read the review, just in case. 🙂


    1. It was just so long and so over do that when the moment came it was very lackluster given the build up of the other books.


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