Book review ~ War Storm (Red Queen #4), Victoria Aveyard


War Storm
Author : Victoria Aveyard
Genre : YA Fantasy


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?


War Storm is the finale for the whole Red Queen series. Ok. Mare and her whole posse are engaged in an open war with Maven and his allies.

So I don’t have much of an opinion for War Storm, or the Red Queen series in general. Actually I think the series ended the same way it started : decent, but unremarkable. I read this only last week and I have already forgotten most of what happens in the book.

However, some things are worth noting. The multiple POVs here are actually cool. I loved being in Evangeline’s head (she was one of my favorite characters of the series !) and OMG we get to see what goes on in Maven’s brain ! Wow, finally, thank you ! Sure, it was way too short and did not enlighten me a lot about his character (who deserves more attention than this), but it’s something. I also liked the way Iris was taking control of her own life, and started to be more than a pawn to everyone around her. I guess I just like girls taking control haha

Other than that, the plot is just a huge power play, and I didn’t feel too invested in it. I thought Cal was totally irrational, and his quest for the throne was absolutely meaningless and badly executed, which had me sighing several times. Yes. Out loud. Damn boy, how stupid can you be ?

While the book is REALLY thick, another problem I had is how the ending was rushed. I mean, it’s the finale, a lot of the secondary stories need closure, and the main one needs to finish with a BANG, but it didn’t, and I just felt like the author wanted to wrap this up and be done with it. So yeah, I’m a bit disappointed about that.

Overall, this book and the whole series won’t stick with me, although it was quite alright and entertaining to read. I guess I just want more from books nowadays, and be more impressed. It’s not bad, it’s not incredible, it’s okay.

Have you read the Red Queen series ? What did you think of it ?

Thanks for reading me !
See you soon,
Jade ❤

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