Series: Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Books: Red Queen, Glass Sword, King’s Cage, War Storm
Novellas: Queen Song, Steel Scars
Genre: Dystopian, Fantasy, Romance, YA
Publisher: Harper Teen
Overall series rating:
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WARNING: mild spoilers.
When I first started this series back in 2015, I thought I had found a new favorite. I LOVED the first book, and I had high hopes for the rest of the series. Unfortunately, the first book was the only one to get my 5-rose rating.
So what happened to cause a rating of 5 to drop to a rating of 3 for the other three books and two novellas?
Not much. That’s what happened.
The second book had so much of the same thing: the finding, recruiting, and training of newbloods.
Book three had so much of the same thing: Mare and Maven and their twisted relationship.
Book four had so much of the same thing: everyone talking about taking Maven down.
Other things happened, definitely. And there were some good parts that I really enjoyed. But this series dragged on and on and on. The story probably could have been told in half as many words, and been better for it. I had such a hard time remembering what was happening, who some people even were, and why I liked the series to begin with.
Believe me when I say that I wanted to love this series – instead, I lost all interest in it after the first book.
What do you think? Have you read the Red Queen series? I’d love to know what you thought of it!