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War Storm

Red Queen Series, Book 4
Written by: Victoria Aveyard
Length: 22 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The number one New York Times best-selling Red Queen series comes to a stunning conclusion in which the final battle lines are drawn and the stakes have never been higher. 

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? 

In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard's stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power... for all will be tested, but not all will survive. 

©2018 Victoria Aveyard (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Awesome Story

Loved the story. Performance had some hiccups especially around scene breaks within a chapter. Found myself having to go back a few times to follow what happened because those breaks were so subtle they were easy to miss. Otherwise awesome all around. Couldn't put it down.

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Great Series

I really enjoyed this series. Well built characters and great moral lessons in there too. I challenge anyone who harbors racial discrimination to get through this series without positive change.

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The ending is too predictable

It been a while since I read the other book and I didn't love it as much as the other, but I grew out of this kind of story. It good for commute or when you don't have your full attention on the book, but not good enough for reading the physical book.

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Could have been better

it is definitely not the best book in the series. the ending felt very dull.

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Amazing series and so much fun to listen to.

I really enjoyed this series and this book in particular with the hints about their geography. The story is captivating including the mental impact of war on those involved, not shying away from it but keeping it YA.

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Left me with a hole

The ending of the book leaves you feeling that Victoria ripped a big hole in you with no intention filling it. If you like endings that are wrapped with a bow this isn't the series for you. BESIDES THAT. This is a great series with a lot of emotion and good character development. I couldn't stop listening, I wish that there was a fifth book or a novella to leave me with some closure.

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War Storm

I’m left confused and have more questions than anything. The ending was rushed and I’m in need of answers! The writing felt over dramatic in more cases and the metaphors a little over the top. The narrators were solid, but the story was lacking.

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Loved it

From the first chapter of the first book in this series, all the way through to the last, I was hooked. It will be a tough act to follow.

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Great ending to close off the serie.

Ending was a good and sensible way to round off the story of Mare and the cahos of her life.

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  • Kay
  • 2018-06-26

Meh

I found this book difficult to pay attention to. It had a lot of long drawn out sections that were rather uneventful and frankly boring. My mind wandered a lot and I had to keep going back because I would find I wasn’t paying attention. The ending was rather anticlimactic. I expected better from all the build up. Disappointing. It was a different experience having so many different voices for the characters.

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  • SandraDee
  • 2018-07-16

With a sneer

I really liked this series. I felt like the characters were believable and grew to really like each of them. The first or second book were probably my favorite. I would recommend this series to anyone, however, this last book was a little disappointing for me. It seems like the author was rushed to publish this last instalment and cut everything off short. We have now read/listened to this book for hours and then everything is over in about 5 chapters a lot of the storylines just ending, almost abruptly. It was a very strange ending and I wish the author could rewrite it. There are even a few things left unfinished which I hate in a series I’ve dedicated time and feelings to. Lastly, the author uses the word sneer way too often - apparently that’s the only expression these characters can have. Overall I would definitely still read it as I did love the other 3 books.

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  • Melissa
  • 2018-05-21

Painfully Boring

Completely fell flat. The performances were good, however the story line is overly technical without any charm to cushion it. 22 hours of rated G censored fighting. ("I swung my knife....I woke up and turns out he died"). The previous books were good. Not sure what happened here.

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  • sarah
  • 2018-05-20

A wonderful addition to the series

Ok so I hate the inconclusive ending and how everything is open ended. I’m hoping she does a novella to tie up lose ends but otherwise I loved it. As always Victoria Aveyard is spectacular in creating enriching characters I can always feel connected to each character even if they are only a supporting character. I know this is suppose to be for teens but I at 24 enjoy it because of the wonderful writing.

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One thing I hated is I always loved Mavens character. I wish Victoria had found somebody to “fix” him and have him redeem himself instead of Mare killing him. I seriously stopped listening with less than an hour left and didn’t finish the book for a day because I was so distraught.

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  • ravenbergin
  • 2018-07-15

Red Queen Series

This was a great ending to the series. It wasn't all sugar and gum drops but it left you with hope that it could be after time.

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  • Erin Kinnaird
  • 2018-06-13

Not the Best

***Spoiler Alert*** She Eragon'd the story. If you've ever read the Eragon book series, you should understand what I mean. If you haven't, don't worry about it. It's still worth the read, but I wasn't crazy about the direction the story ended up taking at the end of the book. It felt like she ran out of ideas or was just trying to hurry and finish the story. There's plenty of room for the author to do a 5th book, but my understanding is that she plans on this 4th book being the final part of the story. There's still too much up in the air, in my opinion, for this book to be a satisfying ending to the series. Hopefully the author will reconsider.

Another thing that I didn't like is the way the narration was done in this one. They added in male narrators to give voice to Tiberius and Maven. That's not necessarily a problem, but the man (or men) who provided the voice(s) had a flat tone, almost monotonous the whole time. It made the male parts of the story difficult to listen to for me.

Like, I said, still worth the read, but not the author's best effort.

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  • Spenix404
  • 2018-06-22

I can’t believe it’s over

Omg I don’t know where to start. I love this series and I am so bummed that it’s over. I loved all the twist and turns of the story although I expected some of them (or hoped that’s what would happen). On the other hand I am so upset with the ending. I wanted more and I feel like I was left dangling and with so many unanswered questions. I am truly conflicted between happiness and sadness.

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  • Kelsey Young
  • 2018-06-22

fantastically non traditional

Mare is a great example of a female protagonist who believes in change and a cause, and works for something bigger than herself.
I have fallen in love with this series, and I am sadden to see it end. Time to go get my ears pierced and the tips of my hair dyed purple.

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  • Wonder Woman
  • 2018-06-18

This was a great series of books!

Great series of books. Would love to see it picked up and made into movies.

Hard to stop listening. Voice talent was really good! I would listen to them all over again.

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  • L. Roberson
  • 2018-06-14

Solid FINISH!

I loved Cal - White Knight through and through!
I loved Maven as his foil and was hopeful till the end
I loved book 1 and 4 Mare. She became so harsh that I just couldn't find compassion but she redeemed herself.
I didnt know I wanted Evangline's perspective but yay!
I LOVED the overt and subtlety diverse characters. There is room in this world for everyone to be represented!

One of the best series conclusions and I'm going to imagine that love wins in the end.

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  • J. Sanford
  • 2018-06-13

Great closing to the story...

I enjoyed listening to the final book in this series. The readers were easy to listen to, except for the reader for Cal. Fortunately, that was only a short portion of the book.

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