Cruel Crown | Review

Title: Cruel Crown
Series: Red Queen #0.1-#0.2
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Pages: 208 pages
Version: Paperback
Publisher: HarperTeen (HarperCollins)
Rating: ★★★★★

Cruel Crown contains two short stories: Queen Song and Steel Scars. Both short stories are set before Red Queen and give us a better look on the characters and the Scarlet Guard. You can also read a sampler from Glass Sword, but I don't like to read a sampler and then wait until I have the book, so I didn't read the sampler.

Queen Song
Queen Song is the first short story. It tells the story of Queen Coriane. It begins with Coriane being young and you get to know how she met King Tiberias (then Prince Tiberias or Tibe). She keeps a secret diary she got from het brother Julian, where she writes everything in. Coriane is the first wife of King Tiberias and the mother of Prince Tiberias, better known as Cal.

Steel Scars
Steel Scars is the second short story. It tells the story of Captain Farley (Diana). You get to know more about the Scarlet Guard, how it works and how Mare's brother, Shade, got involved. You get to know that Mare isn't the
only Red with Silver abilities. First they discovered that Shade had these abilities and later on they discovered that Mare has them too.

I think that both short stories are really amazing. You get to know more, information you didn't know by reading Red Queen. There were even times that I was shocked (for example with Shade). These stories gave me a better look and I can't wait to read Glass Sword.