Title: War Storm
Author: Vitoria Aveyard
Published May 15th 2018
Series (Red Queen #4)
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 didn’t have high hopes getting into this book since King’s Cage was a hard read for me. But that put aside, I found that the dark-blue cover was more attracting than the first two books. Ok so, this book is seriously a monster (662 pages) and I am a bit discouraged reading it since it’s so big and the prequel was so hard to get through. Overall nothing more piqued my interest since this book was exactly made like the rest.
“When the storm breaks, I’ll be ready. I promise you that.”
This book finally redeems itself by for once bringing the promises of war. All the changes of alliances, drama & scheme made it easier to set a good pace to read. This book did a great job portraying the strong woman character but by seeing everyone different POVs we can see all the different feelings that they are trying to hide (Evangeline is jealous of how strong Mare looks & Mare is scared to show how much Maven broke her)
“Everyone is someone else’s pawn, Mare. Whether we know it or not.”
Mare’s character got way weaker compared to the first two books and throughout her POVs, I was getting annoyed with her presence. Mare decides not to become a “Red Queen”… Wait excuse me! Isn’t the first book of the series literally called “Red Queen”? I wanted to scream so bad at this point. This is what I was waiting for during the full long journey. There is so much going on all at once in this book that I didn’t remember anything (Who was Thomas & how did he die?). My head was working overtime to remember all the little different information.
“He loved the crown before he loved me, whether he knows it or not.”
I love that the book had different POVs. It was a change for a once. You could actually put yourself in the divers character’s shoes and see their own struggle through the novel. I couldn’t sit down and read this book all at once since there was so many plot twists and my mind couldn’t register all the information at once. Because of this, it took me way too long to get through the book (seriously a month). Do I regret it? NOPE! I loved seeing a character showcase its weakness that people around the world go through. I believe that Aveyard did a great job showcasing Mares PTSD of the actions that happened in King’s Cage.
“I am less than his crown, and he is less than my cause.”
I want to give this book a good review so bad, but the fact that it took me a month to read and I actually forced myself to finish it, well that will just not happen. This is the last book and well I am happy about it! Even thought I loved this story’s plots & twists, I cannot have more. Let’s close this world once and for all, but let’s be real I really do want to know what happens next.