#19 Cruel Crown.

Victoria Aveyard - Cruel QueenThis will be a review of two short stories; Queen song and Steel Scars. they have been united as one book under the name of Cruel Crown. My review will provide information on each story seperatly and I will give my thoughts on both stories at the end of the post.

“Two women on either side of the Silver and Red divide tell the stories no one else knows.

Discover the truth of Norta’s bloody past in these two revealing prequels to #1 New York Times bestseller Red QueenGoodreads

Queen Song.

Synopsis:

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. Goodreads

 

Victoria Aveyard - Queen SongAbout the Book:

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Book length: 100 pages

Series: Red Queen #0.1

Genre: Fantasy, YA, Dystopia, Novella, Short Stories

Rating: ink-and-feather-quill-clipartink-and-feather-quill-clipartink-and-feather-quill-clipartink-and-feather-quill-clipartink-and-feather-quill-clipart5 out of 5 quills

Starting reading: February 19, 2016

Finished reading: February 20, 2016

“The boy was the sun in Coriane’s sky. On hard days, he split the darkness. On good days, he lit the world. When Tibe went away to the front, for weeks at a time now that the war ran hot again, Cal kept her safe. Only a few months old and better than any shield in the kingdom.”

 

Steel Scars.

Synopsis:

 

Farley was raised to be strong, but being tasked with planting the seeds of rebellion in Norta is a tougher job than expected. As she travels the land recruiting black market traders, smugglers, and extremists for her first attempt at an attack on the capital, she stumbles upon a connection that may prove to be the key to the entire operation—Mare Barrow. Goodreads

 

Victoria Aveyard - Steel ScarsAbout the Book:

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Book length: 100 pages

Series: Red Queen #0.2

Genre: Fantasy, YA, Dystopia, Novella, Short Stories

Rating: ink-and-feather-quill-clipartink-and-feather-quill-clipartink-and-feather-quill-clipartink-and-feather-quill-clipartink-and-feather-quill-clipart5 out of 5 quills

Starting reading: February 20, 2016

Finished reading: February 23, 2016

“Don’t touch me,” I snarl. “What was that? What happened? Where am I?” “Careful, you’re turning into a philosopher.”

What did I think of the novellas?

Okay, with the Red Queen series I tried to read the prequel novella’s before reading the first novel. I had to say when I read these two, I was completely in the dark. While reading Red Queen I was like ahhhhhh… now I see the link to the novella’s =]

Queen Song was an insightful novella of how Coriane became the first wife of King Tiberias and queen. A story of her diary with secrets she desperately wants to keep from people like Elara. This story is of secrets, intriguing happenings and deadly enemies. I liked how it contributed to Red Queen. It is an important short story. The most important factor is that Coriane is Cal’s mother, but not Maven’s. This explains why things happen at the end of Red Queen.

Steel Scars gave me a good insight in the Scarlet Guard. It follows the story of Farley working under orders of her father. I like this story. It shows me the toughness of the Scarlet Guard, the persistence of Farley. And the beginning of the story of Mare Barrow.

All in all, I love these novella’s and I think they are very important for the main story.

 

xoxo

P.S. Please vote on the #MakeMeRead It Read-A-Thon poll and decide what I will read!!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: