War Storm by Victoria AveyardWar Storm by Victoria Aveyard

War Storm

byVictoria Aveyard

Hardcover | May 15, 2018

Book 4 of 4 
Red Queen series

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The #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series comes to a stunning conclusion in War Storm.

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 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?

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.

Victoria Aveyard was raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts before moving to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California. Red Queen is her first novel and series. Both books in the series, Red Queen and Glass Sword, have made the New York Times best seller list.
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Title:War StormFormat:HardcoverDimensions:672 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.93 inPublished:May 15, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062422995

ISBN - 13:9780062422996

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read Even though this was a really good read, I'm disappointed in the ending. I was also disappointed at how Maven was portrayed, I really wanted a better outcome for him. I did enjoy, however, the different POVs for various characters, especially Evangeline. Overall, it was a good series and I liked this book better than the last two.
Date published: 2018-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Enjoyed This! Finally finished!! For how fast I read the first three, this one took much much longer to get into. I wasn't fully committed till about half way through the book. Maybe because its over 600 pages ? Or the battle strategy scenes seemed to drag on and on for me. First thoughts, I freaking love Evangeline's POV and there should have been more of Cal and Maven, especially Maven. Cal and Mare were so unbelievably frustrating but in a good way? I did thoroughly enjoy how complicated their relationship was. I will always be #teamcal. Kinda disappointed at the ending. Yes, it's the ending that we all knew would happen and its satisfying and very realistic ... but I wanted more for some of the characters, one in particular.
Date published: 2018-10-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a fan War Storm was a pretty disappointing end to the series. I was especially upset at how Maven's character was portrayed in this book. He seemed to lose half of his brain between books 3 and 4 and made almost unbelievably dumb decisions that (spoiler) directly resulted in him losing his army. Since Maven is one of my favorite antagonists, this was hard to read. Also, the ending of this book in general felt rushed and unsatisfying.
Date published: 2018-09-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great There were many twist and turns throughout the story, and the characters were detailed and in depth, but the end sort of left me unsatisfied and divided. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from War Storm - Looks like: rulers make bad lovers - Sounds like: three strong women fighting for their own different goals - Tastes like: the messy conclusion of a rebellion - Smells like: electricity, fire, twisted metal, and salt water - Feels like: a tome (no, seriously try lifting the book) Side note: the audiobook was really well done, with each character perspective having their own voice (literally).
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book ended the series perfectly. This book is even better than the ones that came before, which I also loved a lot. I find with each new book in the series, the story gets better and better. I couldn't put it down! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unsure First 2 books in the series are amazing, last two: meeehhhhhh. A little bit underwhelming and long winded - but I didn't hate it . . .
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mixed Feelings I can't say I absolutely enjoyed it, but it came to a close nicely. A bit of regrets starting this series if it was going to end like this.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Much Anticipated - Liked It While this book is not the best in the series, it was a good read. Like other readers, I did find it anti-climatic, I expected a bit more, but I can't really imagine how else this would've wrapped up. Still an amazing series as a whole, and one of the new additions to my "re-read" shelf
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Here's the tea... I did enjoy this book, although I couldn't help but feel a little underwhelmed and unsatisfied at the end. This book had the potential to be great but I don't exactly think that the end result lived up to it. I still love the series though.
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ok this book wasn't the best of the series, the ending wasn't the best but overall I think this was a good book.
Date published: 2018-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Launch for War Storm Yet again, Victoria does not disappoint with her endings. It will leave you divided. I will admit, the beginning of the book gets a little claustrophobic with Mare being stuck in one place for so long, however the plot thickens and does not disappoint. The first half of the books is all mind games with a few exciting surprises here and there. The second half is action packed and moves quickly, making it very easy to get swept up in the acting with Mare and Cal and the Guard. The last half of the book has left me hungry for War Storm. I am most definitely team Mare.
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent I loved the beginning, kept me wanting to read until the end. The end wasn't the best, very anti-climatic. Still a good book.
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not the best one i liked the other booksin the series a lot better, this one was the ending- yet felt slightly anticlimatic.
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Disapointing Ending The characters were amazing and I love the fact that they have to figure out their own plans and family drama through out the book, but it was to slow, overly detailed and not enough action. I was quite disappointed, but I recommend this so you can see how everything plays out.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic An amazing end to the series (even though it did kind of leave me hanging there). Easily one of the better books in the series. I kind of felt like Iris' POV's were unnecessary and bland though. Evangeline stole the show for me, I was glad to have her POV. Also, the dinner scene in Ascendant made the novel, it was by far the best scene.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An eventful finale I bought this book a month ago and I already managed to finish it even though I work full time and have really little time to myself. I've been loving this serie since the first book came out. It quickly took the first place from my favorite books and it never disappointed me. I really loved the last book but the ending kinda left me hanging in there. After four books I thought that this final book would have tight everything up very nicely, but it didn't. As I have said, I found myself having a lot of unanswered questions left at the end. But overall, I really liked this serie and it holds a very special place in my heart.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from War Storm I was disappointed in the ending, but overall a good conclusion to great series
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good The book was very long and many of the chapters felt unnecessary. Most of Iris's POV felt pointless. Especially at the beginning. Love the one liners in this book and the dialogue between characters. The monarchy and government was so strong that it felt there was much to desire for the characters and in general they were lacking. Altogether I felt that this book got better as it went on and it picked up pace. The first couple hundred pages were really slow and kind of boring. It was an interesting conclusion to the series but played out in a nice way so it didn't feel forced.
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ummm Great story....until the ending. I don't know how I feel about it
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Disappointing Ending to the Series Oh my goodness, this book is so incredibly long. 650 pages, and most of them didn't get us anywhere. I loved Red Queen when I first read it, but I've found that the series has just been going downhill since then. Don't get me wrong, it's still good, but none of the other books have stood up to the quality of the first, and this one is no exception.  I went into this with huge expectations, because it was so big and was the conclusion of the series. And while there were lots of fun moments, and some absolutely wonderful Mare/Evangeline moments throughout, but it just wasn't what I hoped for.  The Good Points of War Storm: Every single moment between Mare and Evangeline throughout this entire book. Those two are my OTP for this series, I don't care what anyone says.  The intricacies of the plans and battles throughout this series are so good. They're super drawn out and complicated and it makes for such a fun read. I love the way everyone played into each others hands, while also executing their own plans and benefitting themselves.  I really enjoyed Mare throughout this book, and all her complication and her issues and her concerns. She's such a complicated, well rounded character and she was so much fun to follow throughout this book. The pacing was brilliant. This is a long ass book, but you're able to fly through it rather quickly. The Downsides of War Storm: The ending was pretty anti-climatic. I thought we were going to get some great resolution to this whole thing, and instead it just stopped. And I generally like when books seem like life goes on after the end of the book, but nothing was actually resolved, and it felt like it was being left open incase they decide to publish more books in this series in future. The first two hundred pages almost did me in. It was just so dull and boring to get going that I barely made it through. Thankfully I did, because it picks up really well after that, but it was a rough start. This book was also so long, and so much of it was unnecessary filler and junk. If it had been 400 pages, it probably would have been fine and we wouldn't have missed a single thing. Also, way too many points of view. I had no idea who was talking half the time, because the chapters were so long and they had at least 5 throughout the story.  All in all, this was my least favourite of all of the Red Queen books, and while it was alright, it was a pretty disappointing ending to the series. If you've read it this far, you might as well finish the series, but don't get your hopes up too high.
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty Good I wanted to love this book more because I liked the series and this was the finale! But I felt kind of meh. I LOVED reading Evangeline and Maven's POV. TBO Evangeline stole the show for me. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK This book concluded the Red Queen series beautifully! I totally recommend the whole series!
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ehhh The story is told from the POVs of Mare, Maven, Cal, Iris, and Evangeline, aaaaaand they more or less feel the same. And Cal chose a crown over Mare, so they spend a chunk of the story apart, but there's barely ANY tension or reason to care. This was 650 pages of bland characters & shifting alliances in a story without much personality. This book could've easily been 300 pages shorter. The ending was seriously underwhelming, but I'm still happy to know how it ends.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from War storm It was a good finale to the serie. I'm just still angry about all this I love you, but not that much, but still too much thing going on between Cal and Mare... :(
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from War Storm And so we have come to the finale. Every character has made me hate them and love them over the course of this series. And then there's Maven. This was a strong finish to a great series and I'm looking forward to seeing what Victoria Aveyard comes up with next!
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the Read Being another person invested in the story of Mare Barrow & co since "Red Queen" first hit the shelves, I felt compelled and excited for this last instalment - and overall I really liked it. The only qualm I would have with "War Storm" in particular, is that I still don't feel as though the story is truly 'over'; which leaves me somewhat dissatisfied, but not nearly enough that I would give this conclusion anything less than the five-stars I believe it deserves!
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Believe It's Over Wow. What a ride. Now, I can say with certainty that this book was not what I expected. At all. With some novels you can pretty much predict the way the book will end based on clichés and such, but surprises kept appearing in this one. I really do have mixed feelings about the ending. A lot happens and the way things were tied off...were ever so slightly disappointing to me, but otherwise, still a pretty good read. For sure, it was really hard to put down.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good ending to a great series I did not care for all of the point of views (Iris mainly, as she is in none of the other books). I pained through Cal's recollections and wished for more of Kilorn and Evangeline. It is overall a pretty good ending but it left me wanting a little more closure with Cal and Mare, as well as the other characters. Then again, maybe a prologue would have been sufficient. If you enjoyed the series, it will still satisfy you in most areas.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good wrap up Overall, I lost interest in the series but I enjoyed seeing how the story ended.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Great way to finish off the series. Does not disappoint!
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect ending to this perfect series!! This book was literally amazing!! It was almost 700 pages of pure gold. It was all that I expected and more. However, the ending left me slightly dissapointed for 2 reasons; one, my favorite series is done FOREVER, and two, it wasn't what I hoped for. Regardless of that, I loved it and hope that Victoria Aveyard continues to write amazing YA books such as these.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I needed to know how it ended This is the fourth and final book in the Red Queen series. The tale of Mare Barrow, Tiberius "Cal" Calore, Maven Calore, Kilorn Warren and Diana Farley comes to a close. Aveyard had several loose ends to tie up with this story and did so competently. Mare and Cal each had their own issues to work out in this book. Mare wanted Cal but didn't want him or anyone else to be King of Norta and Cal wanted Mare but couldn't give up his crown. Maven was a villain that couldn't find redemption nor did I think he should while his wife Iris became another villain that I didn't feel was satisfactorily dealt with at book's end. Both Kilorn and Farley became mostly side characters in this book with not much action or problems for them to deal with. Aveyard employed a multiple point of view style more in this book by giving us first-person insight into Mare, Cal, Maven, Iris and Evangeline. Of these the most interesting POV was Evangeline and her story tie-up was somewhat satisfying. With Mare Barrow being the central character it only makes sense that the book's resolution revolves around her and not a secondary character like Evangeline. Though I don't really feel that she got enough attention. The narrative is slow and plodding but because I was invested in the characters I kept reading. Aveyard's style is visual which makes sense given her training as a screenwriter and knowing that Red Queen is to be a movie. That being said more time was spent describing a scene than having anything happen in the scene. This would be my biggest complaint about the book. To me it felt like this book was written just to be able to make more money both as a book series and a movie series than it was to tell a story well. My feeling is that this story could have been told in three books and better if it had been done more concisely. All of that being said it isn't my story to tell. If Aveyard feels like she did right by her characters and story than my opinion really is meaningless.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Entertaining (Subjective) I'll admit that my rating is very, very subjective, as I essentially went into this book not having really liked the previous three and wanted only enjoyment. I had very little interest in any of the characters. In a nutshell, this book is definitely more focused on character drama and moves away from the Red uprising themes of the first books. The narration has improved over these 4 books, though the characters still sound like they were all written by the same author...despite attempts to differentiate them. In fact, half the POVs don't add anything to the story and merely serve to satisfy desires to see inside certain minds. However, I found the story entertaining overall because there was increased action scenes (though the plot is very slow halfway through) and less preaching. For fans who are invested in certain ships (I didn't like either so I kind of just...skimmed over certain scenes), however, they may be disappointed by the ending - which, while predictable, fits.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved! Really intriguing book, a bit slow at times but interesting all together. The ending...oh the ending!!!!
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I expected An interesting series for the most part, however, this last installment was a good read overall, however, the ending wasn't quite what I was expecting.
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from War Storm A bit disappointed in the ending. I did like all the events leading to it. I did not like the Iris chapters at all.
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfying Ending... Kinda. I honestly need to sit on this one for a bit. I'll start by saying the book is not bad at all. Aveyard's writing is as solid as ever, the tension gets extremely thick, and the drama is at an all time high. Characters remain layered and complex, and there is no shortage of turmoil. I don't regret ordering this series and I totally love having a signed copy, and I will probably be buying more Aveyard books in the future. I loved the division of character perspectives, for the most part. Mare is always someone I enjoy, I really liked seeing things through Evangeline's eyes (who've thought?) and Maven is utterly fascinating. I flip-flopped on Cal's moments though, and didn't care about Iris at all. Yet as happy as I am to see this series reach it's conclusion, there were definitely things I took issue with. Mainly, CAL who is the most stubborn person I have ever met and try as I might, I just could not get past his refusal to bend and make the right choice. It made for a somewhat cheapened ending, and made the epilogue a little infuriating. I still can't decide if this was a good ending or not if it was better left open to interpretation. I know what my mind and heart say, but I honestly wish Cal had been more of the person I'd loved from the first two books. But again, I did like reading this series and it was great to see what all the hype was about. I wonder what Aveyard will come up with next!
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What an Ending It was an epic finish to this series. I would love for there to be another. It didn't end how I thought it would
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE I really loved this book but the ending was not enough for me. I wished for more, but overall it was still an amazing book!
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Underwhelming As a lover of this series, this (final) instalment left me unsatisfied. It starts off very strong, the beginning and middle are are par with the greatness of the rest of the series. Towards the end, though, you can see that there isn't enough time/chapters left to properly finish off the plot. The ending seems rushed and unfinished. So many loose threads and questions left unanswered! Nonetheless, this book gripped me and I finished it within 2 days. I believed the motivations of every character, and the strategies were all well thought out. It's a good book, but it falls short as a final installement. Some SPOILERS below: SPOILERS SPOILERS -The final battle is rushed. We never fear for the lives of our cast. Mare and Cal have a close call that turns out to be nothing. The battle doesn't seem as robust as the others in the series, or even the other battle in this book itself. -Maven's end was so unsatisfying. I could understand the symbolism behind the final stand being in the room with the silent stone, but it just seemed so bleh. Especially as a fight that has had 4 books worth of hype for. -Mare's lightning doesn't show up as much as I'd like it to -Cal and Mare's relationship is left open ended....As the finale of a great series I thought that this was a bit of a cop-out. -The world itself is left open-ended. I get that there's SO MUCH to talk about politically that the author could fill an entire other book, and that the series had to end some time, but it literally goes final battle > end. I need some closure! I feel like the epilogue should've been pushed back a few months, maybe a year. If it had taken place at, say, Evangeline and Elane's wedding (which in my head totally happens), then we would have some distance from the final battle, Mare would have some time to 'find herself', people's relationships (Kilorn and Cameron???) and footing would have settled. This would have been a much more satisfying ending to a wonderful world and series.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excited!! I really hope this will not be the last book in the series. I can't wait to find out!!
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I want it i cant wait to read it and see if cal makes a comeback
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Want it now cant wait to read this, and see if cal makes a comeback
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG I can't wait to read this book...the first three were amzaing and I know the colclusion will be just as good
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I wish I could see, smell, taste ,hear, and touch this story!
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Wait! The first three books were really good can't wait for the final one to come out! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-11

Editorial Reviews

“In this showstopping finale to a series begun with Red Queen (2015), the world has widened greatly—but the legions of readers who have been here from the beginning will be dying to know how it all ends.”