War Storm

War Storm

Rise With the Dawn

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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.
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 destroying 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062422996
Branch Call Number: AVE
Characteristics: 662 pages : map ; 24 cm


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Mar 17, 2021

While ensuring freedom for Reds and newbloods, Mare is adamant in protecting her heart. However, before the Reds can unite, Mare must defeat Maven by siding with the boy who broke her heart, Cal. In this War Storm, Maven's obsession is out of control that he will stop at nothing to reclaim Mare. Jumping into this book I was excited that Aveyard immediately starts out with action, cutting to the chase. This book had many layers with the addition of many kingdoms as well as complicated characters. I loved how in War Storm we continued to read from the perspective of more characters. However, we saw some more than others, so I wished I could have read more from the other characters instead of mainly Mare. There were some frustrations while reading the book but overall, War Storm was powerful and the battle scenes were electrifying.

WPL_JessB Mar 13, 2021

This series turned out to be so much more than I expected! Though this book was a tad on the long side and the pace could have been quicker, I was blown away by the depth of the plot and the complexity of the characters. And even though I didn't get the closure I wanted, I will acknowledge that that is likely more realistic. Overall, it was a great series!

Jan 04, 2021

Cal's betrayal left Mare destroyed. Mare is left feeling more determined than ever to achieve equality for Reds and to destroy the Kingdom of Norta, starting with dethroning the false king. But first, Mare is forced to side with the boy who broke her heart. The Scarlet Guard siding with Cal's silver allies and the Kingdom of the Rift are a formidable force but all alliances are shaky. They must all come together in order to topple Maven and the Lakelands. Mare will need to embrace all that she is in order to destroy the Silver Kingdoms. Will Mare be able to achieve all she has dreamed about or will the lightning girl be forever silenced.
I absolutely loved this series and I felt that this was a good conclusion to the series. The ending left me with a few questions that gnawed at me but the entire book was well written and beautifully crafted. I was caught up in the whirlwind of plot twists and characters, (each of which had their own motives and reasons for everything) Parts of the book seemed a little drawn out for effect and by the end, I was ready for it to end.
There was violence in this story and a few swear words. There are also multiple mentions of romantic relationships but none are portrayed in a graphic way. I would recommend this book to readers that are 13 or older.

Aug 01, 2020

Previously, many High Houses revolted against the king. Now, House Samos has taken over the Rift and Evangeline’s father has declared himself king. Since the Scarlet Guard and the Rift now have a common enemy, they team up.

Anabel then pronounces Cal the rightful king of Norta, claiming Elara framed him. The three groups work with the Republic of Montfort, needing the resources.

Maven, on the other hand, makes an alliance with the Lakelanders and Piedmont, with a thirst for revenge.

This book will have you stunned at the remarkable storyline and the unpredictable climax.

Jul 22, 2020

To those of you who feel as if it has been forever since you read the previous book, King’s Cage, do not fear. Although I had my doubts that I would be able to understand the book as it had been over 2 years since I had read King’s Cage, I was able to catch on fairly quickly. Victoria Aveyard has the amazing ability to start the books right where they left off and make you feel as if it had been just yesterday that you read the previous one. In the beginning of the story, Mare is still faced with the problem of not knowing where her and Cal’s relationship stands. Now that she has pledged to the Scarlet Guard and he has agreed to be king if he is able to overthrow Maven, it is highly unlikely that they will be able to be as close as they once were. Despite their dispute, the Scarlet Guard continues to help the Silvers in dethroning the false king, Maven. The book revolves around the main inquiry of love being able to influence decisions that could change your life and the lives of others. Overall this book is great for those who long for the perfect balance of love and war as many friendships and relationships begin to form throughout the war.

JCLHeatherC Jul 18, 2020

A very (very) wordy ending to the Red Queen series as the book tops out at almost 700 pages. This book took a while for me to get into and then seemed to drag on which is sad because I really enjoyed the other three books in this series. The series, and readers alike, deserved a better ending than this.

May 14, 2020

I really liked this royal fantasy series and totally loved Victoria Aveyard's vision of the future!

Nov 10, 2019

Red Queen series book 4 (last)

lgmosher Oct 13, 2019

Davidson describes the book (and really the entire series) PERFECTLY:
"...... watching overpowered children sneer at one another....."

Because all anyone did is the book is make snide remarks and then have another meeting.... even te "war" scenes were boring, absolutely so.

So, war politics can be terribly boring and there are was to push through them because they are necessary and actually make them entertaining and worth the read. Sadly, Aveyard did not do this.

The war politics were awful, absolutely horrendous to get through. It could have been written so much better.

"Your death will be quick Maven." Really. As a reader, and lover of Maven, he deserved a death so much more than the quick dismissal than what she gave him.

She set up so much and is starting to let it crumble with weak words.
FINALLY we get a male perspective. though I think she could have dove us deeper into the chaos that is Maven's mind.

The girls continue to be insufferable, specifically Evangelene and honestly she is unnecessary. All she ever does is recap, bore!

There is SO much filler in this book, If she would have just got to the point it would have made it a more thrilling read and less boring... not as hard to get through.

Evangelenes POV is absolutely insufferable.

Iris isn't much better. If I thought Mare or Evangelene were cry babies she takes the cake! Just shut up and make a decision!

Mares constant back and forth in her head is useless to the story and only confuses me more.

The book is honestly nothing but a lot of filler... I'm holding out for Maven! My sweet chaotic Maven, the only part of the book that Im looking for"
All I have to say is... so. much. filler.

If Aveyard would just get to the point the book would be much more entertaining. I want so see how the story ends, I want to have Maven back in our lives. But honestly I'm getting really tired so sick, whiney little girls who don't do anything for themselves but then say that they're awesome strong women

not one of the women, except for Farley are strong independent women.

So in conclusion I read almost 700 pages of words that didn't matter.

honestly nothing happens in the book,.

And we'll just talk about Mare for one second. She FINALLY gets what she wants, Cal agrees... it may be because of his mother who cares, shes getting what she wants and the choice still isn't good enough for her immature self. Youre 18, not 12... please act like it.

Reading the series was king of a waste. and honestly I would have gotten more out of reading the summary instead of wasting my time on actually reading her pointless words, you screwed up Aveyard.... you had a great story but you botched it in the end.

ITS OKAY TO GIVE THE READERS WHAT THEY WANT SOMETIMES..... something that Aveyard needs to learn.

again, I completely agree with Davidson just a bunch of overpowered children sneering at one another.

Jul 31, 2019

Favourite book in the series. I actually cried. Would definitely recommend

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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 of love, is weakness. And the worst kind of darkness.


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