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War Storm

(Red Queen #4)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  54,539 ratings  ·  6,375 reviews
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
Hardcover, 662 pages
Published May 15th 2018 by HarperTeen
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Jamie Mcmillan
“So you choose him?”

“Cal betrayed me, and I betrayed him. And you betrayed us both, in a thousand
different ways.”

“I choose no one."

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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
Maven, Maven, Maven
more Maven that's all I need!!!

I don't care
about Mare.

Don't give a damn
about Cal
that caveman!

I couldn't care less
about Kilorn
that little a...

Maven, Maven, Maven
more Maven
that's all I'm living for!!!

Maven, my precious Maven,
I hope you liked my lore!

And I'm out! <333


”Love can be exploited, I guess, used to manipulate. It’s leverage. But I would never call loving someone else a weakness. I think living without love at all, any kind
Miranda Reads
Jul 15, 2018 rated it did not like it

Wow. This one was bad.

It's the kind of bad that makes you set down the book and stare off into the middle distance, and reevaluate the life choices that brought this book into your world.

In an effort to channel my undoubtedly unorganized and enraged rant, I will limit my review to the Premise, Mare, the World Building and the Page Count

The Premise
I will not be a red queen.
Are. You. F*cking. Kidding. Me.

What the point then?

After four over-hyped and under-edited books our Little Miss
Jasmine Marie
Feb 17, 2016 rated it really liked it

I don't know what it is about these books, but I always finish them within a few days. Even this 600+page book.

I think this is my favorite book in the series. And a lot of it had to do with the different POV's. In this story we get Mare (duh), Evangeline, Iris, Cal, and Maven.

Mare- I had saw reviews for the previous books stating that they didn't like Mare and that she was annoying and stuff. And I didn't notice it in the first two books, and not even in the third book, but damn I was so
Andreea Pop
I can still remember those days when Edelweiss popped up on everyone’s radar. I was among those that scored one of the first ARCs of Red Queen on the site, many months before its release date. It was a book with so much hype, but it thankfully met and surpassed my expectations, signing me up for a long wait until the sequel. What I didn’t know at the time was that I was in store for a series I will forever hold dearly. And now, after four years, this series has come to a close. Throughout this ...more
May 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
Full review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found Here

War Storm??! more like Clouds with drizzle!

For a book this big (almost 700 pages), with this cover, name and the fact that it is a finale, you would expect it to be so action-packed and interesting. Actually this dragged on way more than necessary, I thought it was something in me so I asked my reading buddies and they were not enjoying it so much too!

The fact that almost nothing important happens till chapter 20 made me consider DNFing
May 26, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy, dystopian
Buddy read the entire series with My #1 .

I had to reduce my rating to 1 star after writing my full review because I realized I did not like anything about this book.

You know when you have to reach a word limit for an essay but you don’t have enough content so you keep adding fillers? Well, that is what this book felt like. This book was almost 700 pages long but only had enough content for like half that length. There were so much unnecessary fillers. In fact, this series in general, did not
Jan 23, 2016 marked it as to-read
EDIT 14/09: WE GOT THE TITLE!! 'WAR STORM' sounds so badass tbh.

Nov 17, 2017 rated it liked it
What do you expect from a book called War Storm?

Heart-pounding battles? Jaw-dropping showdowns? Mind-boggling alliance shifts? Devastating losses? I know I expected all those things, and some more. Sadly, that was not the case with the last instalment of the Red Queen series.

“I will not be a red queen.”

The kingdom of Norta is divided, surrounded by vultures ready to devour her dying body. The forces of the coalition, the unlikely united front of Silver nobles, Red rebels and Newbloods are
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
2 stars

I have finally finished the Red Queen series and... meh.

My thoughts on this book?


I knew from the start that I would not enjoy War Storm based on so many flaws I had with the series. I actually checked on both amazon and goodreads and I saw a lot of people not being happy with how it ended. And I can say that they were right. The ending was so disappointing, especially since we had to read four books to get where we are now in the finale.

This "War Storm" was nothing more than a light
- ̗̀ DANY  ̖́- (danyreads)
. : — 1.5


i never have to think about this series again. i know that sounds harsh but these books have brought me so much unnecessary anger and frustration that it’s truly a relief to finally FINALLY be done with the series once and for all. i can finally put these books down and be DONE with the characters and the story and v*ctoria av*yard’s nasty ass personality

i actually didn’t completely hate this book (which was a very pleasant surprise!! i’m not gonna
Alexander Hamilton
May 26, 2018 rated it did not like it
I expected an absolute shitty ending, and was still disappointed.
Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Rise. And rise alone.

Red Queen was the book that fully immersed me into the YA book world. Taking me from an occasional reader to a full-on bookaholic. For that, it will always have a special place in my heart.

Let's start with saying this book is monstrous in size compared to its predecessors. But fortunately, it never feels excessive and it doesn't needlessly drag on. This series has been a tumultuous journey and this book is no exception.

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She did it. Mare did exactly what
Oct 27, 2015 marked it as to-read
Omg, this series has 4 books!!!!! That means (view spoiler) can be redeem, right? Nahhh... he cannot be bad all 4 books. I still have my hope!
Rachel E. Carter
Jan 12, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: br, nfm

#teamMaven (yes, I realize he has dark hair in the book but I really view him as an older Malfoy in my head lol)

Just calling my prediction now -I've been saying this since day one: (view spoiler). To be honest, I don't want my prediction to
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
well, folks. its happened. another series has come and gone. and yet again im feeling relatively unimpressed about the whole experience. maybe its the fact that i turned 27 today and im just getting too old and cynical for this type of book or maybe the book/story/writing/plot is to blame. why not both?! my old age aside, this left me feeling very… unsatisfied. i appreciate the effort that went into telling/writing this story, but i felt like this often dragged (which was frustrating because of ...more
Feb 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
1* for the Maven chapters
My black little is broken

So my dear friends we have come to the end of a very boring era.
Look out for spoilers ahead. Gonna tag it
(view spoiler)
3 Rise With The Dawn 's

What the hell? Seriously? That's it? War Storm is the FINAL book in the Red Queen series and I must say I'm a bit disappointed and a little upset right now. I thought it started out strong, then about the midpoint, it all just fell short. I was really excited for this, I mean it's been one of my favorite series and this is what I get? I can't freaking believe this is how Victoria Aveyard chose to end it and it definitely didn't need to be such a long book but what are you
Lara (Bookish_turtle)
What do I do with my life now?!

Sorry. That did't sound right. Let me try again.

WHAT DO I DO WITH MY LIFE NOW ARRRGHHHHH!!!!!! (Click this tag to hear more screaming noises which accurately describe my feelings: (view spoiler)
Charlotte May

Ok, so I can say with all honesty that this series does improve drastically. Victoria Aveyard’s writing and character development gets so much better!

When I read Glass Sword and King’s Cage, Mare was pissing me off so much I didn’t even want to continue with this series – especially considering the size of War Storm. However, I powered on through because I wanted to see how it would all end, and to be fair, I am glad I did.

War Storm has split POVs, which really helps lower Mare on the
saya ☽ the smol enigmatic baddie
[burn, red as my rage]

welcome to the SHIT STORM review

I would like something extremely important to be known about this book; other than it’s utter existence is trash

i’d like you all to know that this book has abused literature by using the word “sneer” over 70+ times
[please take a moment to let that sink in]

the offending word has now made history for being the most overused word by Victoria Aveyard


i’d also like to give special recognition to each and every individual who has
Nov 18, 2017 marked it as to-read
This cover is gorgeous.
And I hope this story will be too.
Yup, I know you people out there. The previous books weren't the best for me either.
But hey, everyone deserves a second chance!
If this book doesn't end happy I've got to swear off all series until they're all published and I know for certain if it's worth reading. My heart cannot handle being so invested in characters to have them turn out miserable/sad/or broken! (thanks for nothing Tearling, Hunger Games, and Divergent)

May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Shame and pride, sorrow and relief STARS

"The guns will quiet, the smoke will clear, and the soldiers, Red and Silver both, will come home."


Hay muchas cosas negativas que les puedo decir de este libro. Pero si ya han llegado a este punto de la serie, creo que ya no tiene caso mencionar todas aquellas críticas que ya discutimos con anterioridad.

Aquí la gran verdad de este libro, la razón por la que le estoy dando las 5 ESTRELLAS, es porque Victoria Aveyard de alguna manera, logro
(5/16/18) actually started reading the book and it's horrible.

(Original rating) There's no reason to drag this into four books. There's probably going to be a book for every character as well....*Sigh* thank god for free ebooks.

*I rated this book two years ago. Before you comment that I shouldn't have rated it please understand I don't give a fuck.
Jenny Han
Mar 28, 2017 rated it did not like it
I sort of jumped off of this series when Aveyard started attacking her own fandom and calling them out for criticising her work. Like—yeah—it’s our fault somehow. I just refer authors like this to my new favourite author on twitter Jay Cole’s response:
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And how she couldn’t understand how so many people preferred Maven when Mare was “such a strong female character”. Not that she wasn’t the most annoying character that walked planet Earth. But I started this series so I guess I’ll see this book

I'm glad that there is going to be a fourth book released because if there's more time for Maven redeeming himself, I'm satisfied. I am a hardcore Mareven shipper and I like him a lot more than Cal. (view spoiler)

Still Team Maven, Victoria, Cal
Ayesha (The Fifth Marauder)
How did we go from Red Queen to this??

When this book first got published, and many of my goodreads friends rated it quite low, a part of me hoped that it wasn't as bad as they said. See, I LOVED Red Queen. And I knew that the author was a good writer because her battle scenes were amazingly written.

So this book for me was not just the end of a good series, but mainly a chance at redemption after the disappointments that were Glass Sword and King's Cage.

Unfortunately, this ended up being an even
Oct 21, 2015 marked it as did-not-finish
Review #1: 10/21/2015

so... there's going to be ANOTHER book in this series???

alrighty then...
May 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2019
It wasn‘t good, but at the same time wasn‘t bad. It had its flaws, it was boring and too long, but as a conclusion to YA series was decent enough to feel satisfied.

I really wanted to love this book, but sadly were so many things I didn’t like or they simply didn’t make sense. A few characters, most of the time acted like different people, weren’t themselves and that really made this book feel like it mocked itself. I didn’t like the multiple POVs because it just put more unnecessary
Nov 25, 2016 rated it did not like it

I think why I’m over Aveyard and not just her but YA authors in general these days. It used to be if the story was great it was published, but it has slowly contracted over time to accepting people from the top universities, who are incidentally a lot of the time white brunettes or blondes, and they might be mediocre but they just really don’t move you on the page with any substantive feeling. YA authors can say no one like their books because they’re women or they’re political or blah blah blah
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