War Storm

War Storm

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Mare Barrow learned 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 demolish 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?
Publisher: London : 2018. Orion Books
ISBN: 9781409178804
Branch Call Number: YF AVEY


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LoganLib_Aavishka Oct 12, 2018

An epic end to the series. I feel like War Storm started off a bit slow but it didn't take long for me to become hooked and I really enjoyed how we saw the point of view of most characters, including the supposed villains. Overall, it ended really well and I loved the series. Definitely worth a r... Read More »

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Nov 07, 2018

Im going to be honest I was a bit disappointed with the ending. I mean dont get me wrong the ending was very well put together but I just think it was a bit rushed like it feels like it wasnt the real ending to the book. I am also disappointed that War Storm is the last book. I wanna know how Norta gets rebuilt I wanna know what will happen to Mare and Cal. I was very upset that Maven was killed. He was my favorite. I wanna know what will happen to Evangiline and Elane. I dont know, the book series just feels unfinished. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Other than that I think it was a really good book, very well put together and there is legitimate emotion to it. I just love the books and Victoria Aveyards style of writing and her topics she writes about.

LoganLib_Aavishka Oct 12, 2018

An epic end to the series. I feel like War Storm started off a bit slow but it didn't take long for me to become hooked and I really enjoyed how we saw the point of view of most characters, including the supposed villains. Overall, it ended really well and I loved the series. Definitely worth a read.


I really liked how in the end, it wasn't centred entirely on Cal and Mare's romance and that yes they did have a romance in the end that was hinted but it wasn't all that they lived happily ever after. I liked that he was affected by Mare killing Maven even though it was in self-defense since in the end it was his little brother. I really pitied Maven but part of me knew that he was not going to be able to be redeemed and I like that he was not redeemed because that was the way I feel it was meant to go. I also really loved the last sentence where her love for everyone is symbolised with the earrings.

Sep 28, 2018

I am in love with how perfect the murder scenes are because I think it is a very hard skill to be able to write a kill scene with the exact amount of gruesome and immaculate measurements of description or else the reader will be too grossed out, or won;t understand what's happening. A STANDING OVATIONNN!!!

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!

Aug 10, 2018

A great plot and a nice finale for the series

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.

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.

Jul 09, 2018


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.

Jul 03, 2018

Readers have come a long with with Mare Barrow - from the first book of daunting palace life, to betrayal/ rebellion (2nd, 3rd), and now the finale. It was a bit difficult bridging the gap between this book and the previous, in terms of names/ events, but not unmanageable. Here, our protagonist struggles between what she wants for the country/ people, and herself. As political matters start brimming around the edges and trust dissipates, she must ally with her Guard/ stand for equality. But with all the power spinning around a few critical players in a game, is there ever a winner? A nice 4/5 stars.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

War Storm certainly caught me by surprise by how good it was. I was skeptical about the novel since the second and most of the third book of the series did not meet the standards Red Queen set, but War Storm was a great conclusion to the quartet. The different character perspectives in the novel is clever as readers get to see what the story looks like from other characters’ points of view, especially since the villains’ perspectives are featured, providing a completely different take on the story and transporting readers to a new land and new characters. There is plenty of action in the novel, described in immense detail, so readers can visualize the scene clearly as well as almost touch, feel, hear, and smell everything that’s going on. The author’s writing style is quite flowery, so there are moments that may bore readers because of a lack of action or interest, but this writing style allows her to write about characters’ emotions in a lovely and, sometimes, powerful way. The ending is genius as it connects and unites the beginning of the first book and the ending of the concluding novel; it begins with the protagonist meeting a character who will change her life forever and ends with her seeing him for the last time. The ending takes a more engaging and intriguing turn than most would’ve expected, and it’s a very satisfying conclusion to the novel and series as a whole. 4/5 stars.
@demi.god.on.a.mission of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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

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