War Storm (Red Queen Series #4)

War Storm (Red Queen Series #4)

by Victoria Aveyard

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ISBN-13: 9780062422996
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Series: Red Queen Series , #4
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 2,390
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.20(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Victoria Aveyard was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town known only for the worst traffic rotary in the continental United States. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California. She currently splits her time between the East and West coasts. As an author and screenwriter, she uses her career as an excuse to read too many books and watch too many movies. You can visit her online at www.victoriaaveyard.com.

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War Storm (Red Queen Series #4) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waited for the final release in this story and was disappointed. The story lines do not wrap up and there are too many things left to question. Could have taken less time on a battle and more time on the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a typical read ir outcome. Not an ending...not really. Lots of political strategy. Not what i expected or hoped for... Kind of disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending... really? So disappointed after all this time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
2 1/2 stars! I didn't really expect anything super great out of this book, but I was very disappointed. It was very repetitive but the ENDING THOUGH. I was VERY unsatisfied and I feel like many can agree with me. I really wish it would've been told a better way. I'm not trying to hate on it, but there aren't many good things to say. The good parts were when the chapters included: Evangeline, Tolly, and Cameron (who only appears in this book once!) Overall, I am happy this series is FINALLY over and I would not read this book again. There are so many pages and I thought it was kind of a waste of time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After all that build up and ensuing anticipation this ending really was a let down. It almost feels like a giant present left under the Christmas tree that you go to open, and its just camouflage for a tiny box with a pair of socks hidden within increasingly smaller boxes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book was pretty bad and boring wouldn't recommend at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending left way too many questions for me I felt a like I was left wanting too much more for a book series finale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book and series was amazing as always, but the ending was seriously lacking. We went through so much with Cal and Mare, even Evangeline to leave the readers hanging on the very end of this series. In my opinion she could have written a few more pages of closure at least for Mare and Cal. Other than that, the book was well done and I wish there was more to the series.
alainalovee_ More than 1 year ago
(Please note: there is a slight spoiler in this review!) This book ruined the entire series for me. I really delved into all of the other Red Queen books, but this last one was tedious and drawn-out. The male characters' perspectives were considerably flat compared to the females' and only added to the already unnecessary page count. However, it was the ridiculous cliff-hanger ending that really stamped the seal of disapproval for me. I like a little room for my own imagination at the end of a series, but this book is just flat-out incomplete. There needs to be another book, or at the very least 200-300 pages of further explanation. Sadly, I'm not satisfied at all with the end of the Red Queen series and won't be recommending it to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a die hard Victoria Aveyard fan and I LOVE Red Queen, Glass Sword, and Kings Cage they are AWESOME and this book certainly does not disappoint. The one thing I absolutely hate about this book though is.... THAT IT IS THE LAST ONE IN THE SERIES! When I heard this was the last one I was heart broken. You really sparked up a flame. I kinda want a book like Cruel Crown for when Cal and Maven were kids and they were in the front when Thomas died. Anyways like I said AMAZING book, one that can’t be topped.
onemused 3 days ago
"War Storm" is a thrilling conclusion to the Red Queen series. In this finale, we follow Mare, Evangeline, Iris, Cal, and Maven with the focus on the first three. There's a lot of action and political scheming in this book, pretty much as expected. Evangeline and Iris really stole the spotlight in this book, whereas Mare (the red queen) was really primary in the previous books. Mare here has spiraled down in terms of who she is and how she finds her place in the potential new worlds- she feels a little lost and not as strong of a character. That being said, the other characters certainly shone and seemed to have more dimensionality here. Particularly, Evangeline, who seemed like a villain in the past, has really come into her own in this book- she is motivated by her love for her family and her romantic partner and is also fighting for her country. Iris was a relatively new character who also has some interesting motivations and perspectives. I am really curious if there might be some spin-off series, as I think there are some aspects of this world that could be developed into their own books (and I would definitely be interested in reading). Overall, I found it a pretty solid finale with lots of action and battles (as promised by title). We also get the ending we all anticipated throughout the series. I am glad I finished the series, but I definitely loved the first couple books more than the last two.
Anonymous 4 months ago
This is a good book. It has a good plot with strange but good twists and I really like how the author changes perspectives from each kingdom. I have read the entire Red Queen series but was slightly disappointed in some of the endings. Maybe it's just because I'm only 13, but this book was kind of hard to read. Mare, Cal, Maven, and Evangeline are quite unlikeable characters, constantly manipulating each other when they feel exactly the opposite, and although some of this really helps move the story along, other parts of it of it just irritated me. There is lots of strategy between the characters in this book, which I like reading about, but it just drags on and bores me a tiny bit. I don't find the lesbianism gross at all(I'm straight, for the record), I think it really helped develop Evangeline's actions and her feelings behind them. Although I do agree that Cal is a very weak character. You wanna be king, and yet you don't even know how to be one without guidance. Like why? I liked the minor chracters a lot more, such as Iris and Kilorn. While reading this book, I had to be patient to get to parts where something major actually happens. I think the kingdoms are well developed with good detail about each one, and it was cool to learn about this imaginary place. Honestly, Maven seems kind of unreal, but he's a well developed character as well, no matter how much his actions annoy me lol. Overall, I think this was a good book, just the characters, pace, and the ending got me disappointed.
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Anonymous 8 months ago
Best ever
QueenAlchemy 9 months ago
This review DOES contain SPOILERS. Read at your own risk. SERIES REVIEW (Books 1 through 4.) I have read books one through three of this series twice now, and I am still just as much on the fence now as I was the first time that I read them. I did enjoy them more the second time around, but I truly think that it is only because I knew what to expect. When this series first came out I tried to stay away from all of the hype. Difficult, I know, when you are a part of the YA book community. Most people either loved it or hated it, but I felt myself smack in the middle, both loving parts of it and hating the other parts. I can honestly say that I have never been so emotionally frustrated by a book series because of this. Part of me wants to love it wholeheartedly, but other parts just can't. I am hopelessly, ridiculously thwarted from either loving or hating this book series. The one thing that is lacking in most Young Adult books is the presence of family, but not in this series. While I thought that the main character's family could have been more involved in the story, I was still happy that they were there throughout the series. I truly loved the premise of the story. I know that there are many books that have similar premises, but I adored it nonetheless. I loved the subtle dystopian aspect of the story. The relationships of the characters were well written for the most part. I loved the friction and snappy dialogue between Mare and Evangeline. I loved the friendships that Mare forged along the way. Friendship is sometimes overlooked in Young Adult books and they sometimes only focus on romance, but this series surprised me there. I loved the character growth of several of the characters. Their internal struggles and how they dealt with them as the story progressed. At the same time, I also felt that there were some characters that could have been more developed. The plot was well done and the world well developed. There is a lot of political intrigue in these books. It makes me think of a line from the book that comes up many times, "Anyone can betray anyone." I am always a sucker for a "rich vs poor" trope, and this one was very believable. One of the things that really brings the series down a notch for me is the romance. It was very bland. It certainly didn't leave me breathless or on the edge of my seat. While I became invested in the characters while reading, the story just feels incomplete because of the undeveloped romance. And it makes me angry because there was so much potential to have a romance that burns or even for some quite convincing and warranted love triangles. Another thing that bothered me more than a little was that I didn't feel connected to the main characters at all. It is hard for me to love a story if I can't feel what the main character feels. I was disconnected from both Mare and Cal throughout the books. I knew their intentions (mostly) but I did not feel them. Both characters were very one dimensional. They lacked depth. And Mare specifically lacked likability. I don't even know how many times I wanted to smack her upside her head. She was very self-centered throughout much of the story. Most of all she just felt like words on a page, not someone that I was living through the story with. The disconnect with Mare is one of my most hated things about this series. I did not care much for the ending of the series. Not one bit. It was vague, but not in a good way. I read the last words and tho
Anonymous 10 months ago
I loved this series!
Anonymous 12 months ago
I loved these books but would like to see one more continuation of Mara, Cal and all of the other central characters. I was not ready to let go.
AReadingRedSox More than 1 year ago
There really aren't words that adequately sum up my thoughts on WAR STORM. I loved it, obviously. It was brilliantly plotted, whip fast (which is saying something for a 600+ page book), and was SO TENSE. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time; there was never a dull moment, and I was so scared and nervous and anxious the whole time I was reading it. The ending...yeah. It was literally what woke me up this morning. It was exactly what the series called for. It has left me heartbroken, but in a good, unexpected way, if there is such a thing? Mare and Cal will always have a special place in my heart, as will this series. Bravo, Victoria Aveyard.
Seoling More than 1 year ago
I have been meaning to write this review for weeks. Weeks I tell you! I sped-read through WAR STORM and now that so much time has passed, I feel like I won’t remember much of anything since I fail to retain book information for longer than a few days. But I will say that I went through a torrid of emotions because of this finale. And I am happy and upset and in wanting - desperate wanting. So much happens. And when I mean so much - I mean a lot of action. There are so many battles to be had and so much….just in action! I don’t know any other way to describe it but it was too much for my neuroses to handle. I am normally not a fan of this sort of storytelling where fights after fights take place because I feel like it just takes away from the development of characters and relationships (which, let’s face it, are my favorite parts), but I have to admit that I really liked how this book flowed. I mean…WAR STORM is a thick book - I haven’t read one so long since…my Harry Potter days. It’s hard not to get lost in those scenes, but I have to admit that my heart was definitely racing from the thrill of what would happen, especially because characters like Evangeline are more prominent and kick ass. The one (well, two, but I’ll get to number two in a few…) issue I had was Maven. I love Maven. I obviously fell for Maven as much as everyone did in RED QUEEN because he is so damaged and so traumatized from his mother’s manipulation and a life of being in Cal’s shadow. I thought his character was so much more villainized in this book much more so than the others in an attempt to make him look like an even bigger antagonist. And do not get me started about the ending when it concerns Maven because I am convinced that something big is going to come from it in the future - it may not be the next series that Aveyard has planned, but I think it’s pretty much like with Leigh Bardugo and SHADOW AND BONE/KING OF SCARS. It’s like you know it’s not the last you’ve seen of this character by any means. Nevertheless, I still loved Maven. I felt sad for him because there was absolutely no one on his side and no one to bring him back. I found it even worse between Cal/Maven/Mare because of their entanglements and how much Cal and Mare truly cared for Maven. It was painful to read and I did feel the angst and bitterness in all of their characters. I was absolutely pleasantly surprised by how much I loved Evangeline. I think she just blossomed and became such an epic character to me. She had always been kickass, I guess I had just been blinded by the fact that she just stood in the way of my Cal/Mare love, but I was young then and now I am so pleased with the direction her character took. She owns her silver powers and I felt so for how much she missed Elane. GO LBTQ REPRESENTATION! I found it incredibly believable (though, I will admit that I haven’t encountered it too much in the books I’ve read) and I liked that it made Evangeline so much more dimensional to me. Sure, she’s got her brave, stubborn, bold, and powerful side to her, but the vulnerable, pained, broken side of her makes that side so much better to me a reader. She is just one…awesome female character. To be quite honest, I find her even better than most prominent female leads in YA books. LET’S WRITE MORE CHARACTERS LIKE EVANGELINE SAMOS. [full review @ herbookstacks.com]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending I did not like.the fact that cal and mear did not get together at the end. iT was left opened so iam guessing another book we’ll come out. To were they get together at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn’t recommend more. Hunger games/game of thrones modern combo. Loved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was pretty disappointed in this book. I felt there wano real conclusion and everything was left open. I got no satisfaction out of finishing the series which is sad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is a wild ride with twists and turns I could never have imagined! I truly love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OK but not amazing. Definitely could have been better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with Red Queen right from the start. I bought each book the minute they came out and finished reading them within days. For me, no matter what, the story was great. I agree with some of the other reviews that this book wasn't exactly the resolution to the series that I wanted. A majority of the book was focused on the war, but that was kind of expected. The ending leaves things kind if up in the air, but I liked the fact that it wasn't completely wrapped up considering that war takes a long time to recover from and it wouldn't have felt right if everything was perfect at the end. The main reason I like War Storm was because of the different perspectives. Each chapter switched off between the point of view of Mare, Cal, Evangeline, Mavin, and Iris. It made the story more interesting to be able to see how the events were different for each character and to be able to get in side their minds to read the thoughts they often don't speak out loud and don't let themselves show. I do admit I am biased because I enjoyed the first book and each book after that I think I was able to overlook some of the faults other reviewers mentioned. But either way, I would recommend reading War Storm because it does tie up a very good story and lets you know where each character stands in the end.