War Storm

War Storm

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Resolved to overthrow the kingdom of Norta, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart, while King Maven, vows to have Mare as his own.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, 2018
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062422996
Characteristics: 662 p. : map ; 24 cm

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Rosieyxl
Aug 21, 2018

I did a full-on review for this book on the RPL Teen Hub, so if it interests you to read it, please feel free!

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vunavarrete
Aug 10, 2018

A great plot and a nice finale for the series

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Andrewliu2003
Aug 01, 2018

Everyone in these comments are literally just whining about how it gets boring and stuff at times, or whatnot. I get it, this ending might not be what you liked, it confused me too. But if you all thought that it was a disappointment, we don't need to hear that. Just give your rating and leave. You don't have to get into the reasons of such things. There are different people out there, all we will do is assume that the book is not for you. I am genuinely annoyed at how much people are just using the most generic things to describe how this book was a disappointment.

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Linyarai
Jul 24, 2018

I'm not sure what ending I was expecting exactly, but I felt a little let down by this one. Still very much like The Hunger Games with all the divisions, and ending with the Capital being torn up with no solid plans to fix it. I would have liked more of a post-war story as well.

PimaLib_ChristineR Jul 14, 2018

I have to admit that I was thrown off for the first hundred pages or so for two reasons. First, from reading other reviews that complained we were getting the same old Mare: complaining, unfocused, whiny. But I really didn't see it in the last book and once War Storm started rolling, I didn't see it here. Second, this is a huge novel and it took a good bit to get all the players into place. There was a lot of discussion of strategy, along with delving into the hearts and minds of some of the key players. All the buildup is worth it.

Probably the strongest entry of the series, Aveyard has stepped away from writing Hollywood cliches and into the world of writing characters. Not only do the characters have to make unpleasant choices, or choices we would never have expected from reading Red Queen, but Aveyard does a wonderful job dealing with the shifting alliances of war in a realistic way. Along with the ugly things that otherwise "good" people have to do in order to stay alive, much less win. There were a couple of things that didn't quite add up for me, but they weren't deal breakers. I'm glad I stuck with this series for a satisfying ending.

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bookluvr06
Jul 09, 2018

*SPOILERS AHEAD IN THIS VERY DISAPPOINTED REVIEW*

This book is extremely disappointing. I am sorry if Im being blunt, but the Red Queen series itself was atrocious in all aspects. The ending was terrible; Maven dies, Evangeline runs away, and-- the worst part-- Cal and Mare say they "need space from each other." To me, there is nothing more annoying than hearing people say that. The writing itself was terrible; the political adgenda that the author was pushing was uncool, the long, whiny, complaining, self-absorbed, pity-wallowing monolouges of Mare's were boring and ridiculous, consuming entire chapters of the book at a time. Overall, the book was a huge miss for me. I'm selling my copies online, no joke.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 03, 2018

Victoria Aveyard has once again captivated me into the brilliant Red Queen series. Of the four books in this series, War Storm is my favourite! The life of Mare Barrow, is eventful and interesting while it's still able to be relatable as I read.
War Storm, unlike the other books in the Red Queen series, has a different character's point of view in each chapter. I loved reading not only what Mare was thinking but also what Cal, Maven, Evangeline and Iris were thinking and planning. It’s a book about the war between two brothers, Cal and Maven who are fighting for the throne but many twists and turns happen throughout the book that left me captivated by the story.
As mentioned before, I was already a huge fan of the Red Queen series before I read this book. I wish I could continue to read about Mare Barrow and her life but I think War Storm was a great ending to an amazing series! 5/5
- @hansbanans of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

This is the third book of the Red Queen series. The series is about a girl named Mare Barrow. Her world is torn between red and silver bloods. The silver blooded are noble and have immense power at their fingertips. The red-blooded are poor with no abilities at all. But Mare a red finds out that she has powers like the silvers and the novel revolves around her story. I really enjoyed the first three books and I couldn't wait to read this fourth one. I love that fact that we get to see many different perspectives in the book rather than just one. I read the whole book within a week. Mare goes through so much in this book and we obviously find out whether she chooses Cal or Maven (the best part). I totally recommend this book. I would recommend this book to teenagers aged 13-19. I would give this book a 3.7 out of 5 stars.
- @terrificbooklover of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

War Storm is the fourth and final instalment of the Red Queen series. Mare Barrow, betrayed by Cal's decision of the crown over her, now leads a war between the boy king, Maven Calore. The story is told from five different POVs. Though mainly told by Mare, Evangeline, and Iris, Cal and Maven do get about three chapters each. In the beginning I found myself once again lost in the world of Silvers and Reds fighting for the crown. I will say that like many others, I found Mare's reaction at the end of King's Cage to be fairly over dramatic and uncalled for. Going into War Storm, I began to forgive her and looked forward to her chapters. I didn't necessarily feel like Iris' POV was needed, and for me seemed to drag on, much like the rest of the book after the alliance breaks. The reason I'm not giving this five stars is mainly because I found the ending to be much too predictable. It seemed to be too much hype for the very underwhelming ending especially in the comparison to the twists and turns of TRQ. It's fairly predictable from the get go of what would happen and I found myself rushing just to get to the epilogue. I don't regret picking it up, but I probably won't read it again. 4 Stars
- @Ruby_Tuesday of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Principoo
Jun 30, 2018

I looking forward to reading this book and was very disappointed when I started reading it. It was slow and boring and kept repeating itself. I grew to dislike the main characters and could not read it any longer. After chapter four I gave up and returned the book. I may give it another read later, but for now I could not struggle reading it anymore. Really disappointed!

kirstd31 Jun 20, 2018

I was so excited to read the last book! The story was too long and drawn out! The story was told from 5 different points of view, which is way too many! I did not care about Iris, Cal, or Maven. Close to the end of the story there is this huge battle and you would think the story is over, but it is not. I still had 100 pages left. When I finally got to the end I was not happy. The book does not give you a final ending and leaves you wondering what happened to the characters in the story. I wish there had been a better ending for everything that Mare went through.

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darladoodles
Jun 13, 2018

Mare Barrow -- one of my favorite female protagonists ever. It was energizing to visit your Norta and watch your people struggle for freedom and dignity. I can give this last book of the Red Queen series a 4/5 stars. There were things I liked -- notably the multiple POV which gave us an inside look into the lives of Mare, Iris and Evangline especially. I must say neither Evangeline or Iris are likable characters for me, but I thought the story was told well using them along with Mare. My favorite moments in the book all happened in Mare's chapters, though.The addition of Cal and Maven in other chapters was, I think, a decision that made the book too long. There were pivotal moments that occurred, but also much that was more of the same. I persevered and am victorious. Victory comes at a price, right?

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