Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard

October 6, 2015     erinbook     Book review

Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard

Release Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
100 Pages
Received: Bought
Format: ebook


5 Nuts
Description: 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.
Review: This is everything I like in a novella. Rather than just seeing the same story from another’s point of view, Victoria has presented readers with an extra scene of backstory set quite a bit before the start of Red Queen. Since reading Red Queen I have been really interested in what went on with Cal’s mother. They reveal a little tidbit here and there but I thought we could have seen more. Turns out she was just saving it for this little novella.
Coriane is not at all what I expected in the former Queen. She’s pretty timid, quiet, from tough circumstances. She and the King are truly in love, something that seems very rare among nobility in this world. She starts out very normal and we what as court life, and a certain thorn in her side, change everything about her life.
I would be interested in seeing this story from another side, those who have read Red Queen probably understand what I’m getting at but for those who haven’t I won’t give anything away. This story is a great addition to the world of Red Queen and I hope Harper’s novella’s will continue adding to their stories rather than just giving us alternate POVs (ahem, Four).
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2 responses to “Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard

  1. OOh nice! I still need to read Red Queen…and this one! Would you recommend reading this one first or the book? Sometimes these prequels are really meant to be read after the first book, but other times not! What's your opinion?

    Great review!

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