Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen #0.1)
An incite into Prince Cal’s mother.
Goodreads: 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.
Red Queen was my favourite book of 2015 so I decided to pick up Queen Song to get me back into the world before Glass Sword comes out.
Queen Song follows the story of Prince Cal’s mother. How she and his father met and what happened with her life.
The plot moved very quickly covering her life as a child, meeting the prince, becoming queen and then giving birth to Cal. However this novella did not feel rushed. We don’t hear much about the first Queen in the first novel because nobody likes to speak of her, so this novella was a great addition to the story because you are able to learn more about the first Queen.
The reason I gave this novella 4 stars though was because I didn’t find it very gripping. There was a lot to take in, and I did not get a wow moment with this novella. He clearly adds much more to the overall series as you get to understand why certain people are the way they are, as well as seeing the back story to the King and the first Queen.
Overall I did enjoy this novella. It was a fast read that was worthwhile to the Red Queen series. But just not gripping enough throughout the whole thing to award it five stars.
Have you read Queen Song? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.