Cruel Crown

A companion Novella to the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard

Storyline: 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.

Steel Scars: Captain Farley exchanges coded transmissions with the resistance as she travels the land recruiting black market traders, smugglers, and extremists for her first attempt at an attack on the capital. She was raised to be strong, but planting the seeds of rebellion in Norta is a tougher job than expected—until she stumbles upon a connection that may prove to be the key to the entire operation: Mare Barrow.

I was quite surprised, I figured that with so few pages I would be able to blow through the book in a few hours. But it was way too hard to keep my focus on this book, it seemed to have taken me forever to read!! While reading the red queen series I wanted to learn more about Coriane and her story, the way Cal and Julien talked about her made her sound so sweet and really loveable…but she was just meh. Her personality and backstory wasn’t as good as I was expecting it to be. It was actually kind of boring. The second story of the book was just plain boring as heck. It was pointless and confusing, I didn’t care about the back story of Captain Farley. I would have rather read a story in Elara’s view or something about how she got Tiberius after Coriane died or something. I espically hated all the decoded messages. It was just so damn boring. I’ve usually liked series companion books… but this one just wasn’t worth it. And the fact that there’s the first four chapters of the glass sword in this book just seemed like a pointless waste of paper, in my opinion you don’t need that long of a preview of a book in a novella for the series. It wasn’t really worth the read in my opinion

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