Red Queen
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.3 based on 207 ratings)
  • .1-.2
    Cruel Crown: Two Red Queen Novellas | Victoria Aveyard

    Cruel Crown: Two Red Queen Novellas

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Victoria Aveyard
    • Narrated By Andi Arndt, Jayne Entwistle, Amanda Dolan
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Two women on either side of the Silver-Red divide tell the stories no one else knows. Queen Song : 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? 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.

    Essential for Red Queen fans.

    I loved these stories. Both stories would require some background so it is best they are read after reading at least the second book in the series. B..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 March 2017 by Amie ()
  • 1
    Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard

    Red Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Victoria Aveyard
    • Narrated By Amanda Dolan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (100)

    This is a world divided by blood--red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of godlike superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own.

    It was eh

    The story was okay, not the best nor the worst I've ever read. It was eh. Romance seemed forced, rushed and unrealistic. The plot twist near the end k..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 April 2017 by Vanessa ()
  • 2
    Glass Sword | Victoria Aveyard

    Glass Sword

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Victoria Aveyard
    • Narrated By Amanda Dolan
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (53)

    If there's one thing Mare Barrow knows, it's that she's different. Mare's blood is red - the colour of common folk - but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from the prince and friend who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

    Too much angst for an audiobook

    I loved the first in this series which I read, not as an audiobook. I am not sure why this was such a painful story - mere spends every page of book d..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 March 2016 by Broxgirl ()
  • 3
    King's Cage: Red Queen, Book 3 | Victoria Aveyard

    King's Cage: Red Queen, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Victoria Aveyard
    • Narrated By Adenrele Ojo, Amanda Dolan, Erin Spencer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven continues weaving his web in an attempt to maintain control over his country - and his prisoner. As Mare remains trapped in the palace, the remnants of the Red Rebellion continue organizing and expanding. As they prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows, Cal, the exiled prince, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

    An Enjoyable Sequel

    I enjoyed this book more than the second, but I think it's better to marathon the series in order to get the full impact.

    Reviewed on 28 May 2017 by Esha3345 ()