Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard

Queen Song

byVictoria Aveyard

Kobo ebook | September 1, 2015

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The #1 New York Times bestselling series!

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard, this 55-page digital original prequel novella is set in the Red Queen world. Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her?

In her diary, Coriane recounts her heady courtship with the crown prince, the birth of a new prince, Cal, and the potentially deadly challenges that lay ahead for her in royal life.

An intriguing glimpse into the world of Red Queen before Mare and Cal and the Scarlet Guard, Queen Song is the perfect companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series.

And don’t miss War Storm, the thrilling final book in the bestselling Red Queen series!

Title:Queen SongFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:HarperTeenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062435310

ISBN - 13:9780062435316


Rated 5 out of 5 by from well written this book was great written in a diary style and gave us insight on corriane's life before and after becoming queen.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Novel Coriane Jacos's history is expressed in such a dramatic and influential way in this book that it is a must read for fans of the Red Queen series!!!
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than Steel Scars This was a very quick read, but entertaining, it was waaay better than Steel Scars by far. I would actually enjoy it if it was made into a novel rather than a novella, it's good enough to start it's own spin off series from the Red Queen
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick read A must read if you want to know about Cal/s biological mother!
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable I enjoyed this read, though I feel that the world building is quite lacking. This is marked as a prequel, however, I feel a lot of the world building is alluded to rather than made obvious. Such as the silver blood and red blood system never being explained. Despite this, it was an enjoyable read. I may come back to update this review after reading the other short and the first installment in this series. Until then!
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Writing Victoria Aveyard’s writing is superb in this prequel novella to Red Queen. Queen Song tells the backstory of Queen Coriane, from her life before the Royal Court to her friendship with the crown prince as well as the heartache and despair that comes with being a Silver daughter. Although the writing was strong, the main character was not. I think Coriane’s personality didn’t fully get across to me and her troubles came across as a pity party. She seemed like she’d make a great mechanic or engineer and a big reader, but she doesn’t really fight for those things. As well, she talks about these things, but we don’t really see her doing them. It should be show, don’t tell. She also observes and thinks about the Reds and the Silvers. I did like that and I felt like she could’ve made strong strides as the Queen. She acknowledges that the Reds have it so much worse than the Silvers, but the focus remains on what the Silvers can’t do (like fight cancer or death). The irony is that she’s told multiple times to get a backbone and is written as weak and underwhelming. I read Red Queen over a year ago so I don’t remember every skill/talent that the Silver houses are known for, never mind remember what a Singer can do. I wish the author had mentioned Coriane’s ability earlier (rather than near the end) and maybe explained it a bit more. I was actually starting to think Coriane didn’t even have one. Elara’s ability was mentioned earlier and in greater detail. Maybe my main issue was that, I the reader know the fate of this character, having read Red Queen and wished for a character who fights up until the last moment, despite their fate. Coriane did act but it didn’t feel significant. It seemed to place her deeper into the hole. If you liked the Red Queen series or want to read about the backstory of this character, this is a quick read – just don’t expect a great YA heroine.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great addition to the Red Queen series This was an interesting read. I loved the Red Queen and this novella gives great perspective of a young King Tiberias and his character when he meets his first wife Coriane. This novella, written in Coriane's point of view through naration and a few secret journal entries, depicts her friendship with young Prince Tiberias, their courtship, birth of Cal and her downward spiral that came with the title of being Queen.
Date published: 2015-09-11