19 November, 2019

[Review] Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard

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Cover image from the goodreads website.

Series or Stand Alone: Red Queen #4.5
Release Date: 7 May, 2019
Publisher: Orion
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy and Science Fiction/Short Stories/Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy
Edition: Audiobook (also available in Kindle, Hardback, and Paperback)
Rating: ★★★
Review Written: 5 October, 2019
Warnings: Death, Mental Health, Racism
Return once more to the deadly and dazzling world of Red Queen in Broken Throne, a beautifully designed, must-have companion to the chart-topping series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard. The perfect addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series, this gorgeously designed package features three brand-new novellas, two previously published novellas, Steel Scars and Queen Song, and never-before-seen maps, flags, bonus scenes, journal entries, and much more exclusive content. Fans will be delighted to catch up with beloved characters after the drama of War Storm and be excited to hear from brand-new voices as well. This stunning collection is not to be missed!

See more by Victoria Aveyard at her Website.
Broken Throne is an anthology set in the world of Victoria Aveyard's best selling Red Queen series. This anthology features previously released Novellas (Steel Scars and Queen Song) along with a large amount of new material.

Stepping into this world of post-apocalyptic America, readers of this anthology will be treated to new pictures and maps that show the continent that houses Norta, the Lakelands, and all the other locations from the book. In addition, fans will be treated to the writings of Julian Jacos, as well as writings by Jon, the newblood who betrays Mare in Glass Sword and King's Cage. Intermixed are novellas featuring new and old characters focusing on the events that have happened after the war, featuring a Piedmont Princess running away from the Lakelands, Mare's life recovering from what happened in the end of War Storm, and Cal trying to adapt to no longer being a King or a Prince.

From the moment that I read Red Queen I was hopelessly caught in the captivating story of the world. It was so well written, in fact, I failed to realize it was a post-apocalyptic United States novel for the first two books. Kudos to Ms. Aveyard for her fantastic writing on that. As an aside, why are all the post-apocalyptic novels for YA set in the United States? Can we please have a novel that features that setting in another part of the world? This anthology is a must have for anyone who is a fan of the series, or anyone who wants an example of good lore building.

Go forth and check it out of your library!

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