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Summary

This is the highly anticipated new novel from New York Times number one best-selling author of Red Queen.

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 with his own claim on Mare's heart - will stop at nothing to bring her back.

In this breathless new novel from the best-selling author of the Red Queen series, blood will turn on blood, and allegiances will be tested on every side. If the Lightning Girl's spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

Read by Amanda Dolan, Adenrele Ojo and Erin Spencer.

©2017 Victoria Aveyard (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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wow

loved the way different peoples narations are by different people! srory leaves you on the edge of your seat ! ups and downs you will not be able to tear yourself away! ejoy

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New voices

The addition of different points of view works well for the story. As always the different narrators take the characterisation to slightly different places, but I think that adds rather than detracts in this case.

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can't wait for the last book is series fabulous

loved it would def recommend . the whole series top marks.. only one to go.

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Love Amanda Dolan. Didn't need the others

I know this book was split into more than one characters perspective however, every time the person who narrated for Cameron it just made me want to skip! So droll and drawn out no wonder the book is 14hrs long compared to others in the series averaging at 9hrs!
Other than that great story and much praise for Amanda who narrates for mare (and does great accents to let you know who's speaking) and with great emotion and excitement, whoop. Can't wait for the next book

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wonderfully named

the continued saga is a wonderful and twisting narrative. characters are compelling. The change in the way the story is told has been jarring but splitting it between the 3 main driving characters does work well.

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honestly the first two thirds of this book are a chore, next to nothing happens and it's incredibly dull. it ends well but I don't think that it really makes up from the first two thirds slog

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Tried to battle through.

Books 1 and 2 were good, however this 3rd left a lot to be desired. The actors seemed to sound more and more whiny the further through the book I got - not representing the characters personalities at all. The writing seemed more sloppy, so much repetition. It needed a lot more action instead of the hours of droning about what they thought and how they felt over and over. I really wanted to know the ending of the story but I'm 15 hours in and I can't bear to listen to any more. I actually started to become irritated by the very characters that drew me in to the story in the first place.

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  • Tazmin
  • South Africa
  • 15-03-17

I love this stupid book?

Talk about tortured Souls, I just love to hate this book and just can't get enough of it. call it a hunch but I think the next book will see Mare with Maven but whatever the outcome I will be torturing myself over thoughts of what will be in the next installment. From what I can see from the amazing Victoria Aveyard there is never any idea of what will come next. This is one of my favourite series.

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very interesting good listen. can't wait for next

very interesting good listen. can't wait for next book. characters developing better and faster. enjoying this

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Finally!

I had almost given up hope on this series, thinking that it just didn't have it's own originality, something that made me excited for the next instalment, the previous two didn't cut it for me but I saw it had so much potential so I downloaded this and I'm glad I did. Victoria did it this time around, for me this was my favourite book in the series, I actually really felt for the characters in this book and dreaded knowing what was planned for cal and I'm looking forward to the next book now! But I'm still team Maven!

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  • ldhess
  • 30-07-18

captivating

another great good book in a great series. could not stop listening. not quite a dystopia but a solid mix of sci-fi, romance, and fantasy

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  • Jacinta
  • 23-11-17

Improved so much since the first one

When I first listened to Red Queen I was 50/50 on the story but decided to keep listening to see where it ended up and honestly, I went from sorta hate listening to adoring this series. The acting, pace and characterisation improved ten fold, each character felt like new world views not just the same internal chatter inside a new skin like some books have. I’m so glad I was able to continue on with the series and wish I have the next one to devour.

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  • Ivan
  • 29-05-17

Great Story!

The storyline was amazing and even some parts made me cry terribly. Loving this! Definitely something great to buy. Can't wait for the next book!