Steel Scars (Red Queen Novella Series)

Steel Scars (Red Queen Novella Series)

by Victoria Aveyard

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The #1 New York Times bestselling series!

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard, this 100-page digital original prequel novella follows Scarlet Guard leader Captain Farley as she exchanges coded transmissions with the resistance and 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.

A rare look into the world of the Scarlet Guard, Steel Scars is the perfect companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series.

And don’t miss Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection, featuring three brand-new novellas and other exclusive content, coming in April!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062435330
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/05/2016
Series: Red Queen Series
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 100
Sales rank: 53,946
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Victoria Aveyard was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town known only for the worst traffic rotary in the continental United States. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California. She currently splits her time between the East and West coasts. As an author and screenwriter, she uses her career as an excuse to read too many books and watch too many movies. You can visit her online at

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Steel Scars 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting new world, fab characters, and great start.
TheBookNerd5 More than 1 year ago
This novella really confused me. It has so much useless info and military talk, I just couldn’t keep up. I love learning more about Farley and Shade but that was the only saving grace to this story. I just feel this wasn’t 100% necessary and was just too confusing to be of any help overall.
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Adriyanna More than 1 year ago
In this prequel novella to RED QUEEN, STEEL SCARS tells the story of Farley, a secondary character from RQ & a captain of the Scarlet Guard – a group rebelling against the Silvers in power. I absolutely loved this book! Farley is a fantastic character and I wouldn’t mind reading a full-length novel in her POV. I also wouldn’t have minded if RQ had been told in Farley’s POV instead of Mare’s. Obviously it wouldn’t have been called RQ, but it’d be way more entertaining (to me). I think I like Farley a bit more than Mare because she isn’t a special snowflake. She’s worked very hard to get where she is and her strength is human. I don’t mind characters who end being a special snowflake – I mean, who doesn’t imagine themselves as heir to the throne or having magic powers or finally getting their Hogwarts letter. However, I don’t always like it when everything about the protagonist is self-made, human strength and then suddenly we find out they’re a special snowflake & everything that made them human is left in the dust. It’s easier to identify with a character if their strength seems somewhat realistic & obtainable to us. I also loved the behind the scenes feel we got from this. Reading decoded messages sent to and from Farley was great (although sometimes hard to read). Overall, it was really exciting! We also saw a bit of Shade Barrow, Mare’s brother and I loved the chemistry between him and Farley. Another reason why a full-length novel in Farley’s POV would have been great. Something I did dislike about the novella, it was one big book, no parts or chapters to separate it. It made it hard to decide when and where would be a good place to pause. Sure, I can bookmark it at the beginning of the page but it seemed like pausing in the middle of the action. I find you don’t need to read Queen Song to read this but you should read Red Queen beforehand – you’ll understand things a bit more.
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vampiregrl123 More than 1 year ago
IF YOU HAVEN’T READ RED QUEEN, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU DO SO BEFORE READING STEEL SCARS AND THIS REVIEW. Steel Scars is the second novella in the Red Queen series. It takes place right before and at the beginning of Red Queen. This novella is also told in the POV of a secondary character. This time it’s Farley’s turn to tell readers her story. Farley (code name: Lamb) is a captain in the Scarlet Guard, a group of revolutionaries fighting for the equality of Reds. Readers get a glimpse into Farley’s past and her complicated relationship with her father, who is a colonel with the Scarlet Guard. The Scarlet Guard is trying to extend the revolution into Norta. This story is written both in Farley’s POV and with decoded messages between Lamb, Ram, and Drummer while Farley is setting up contacts for their mission. During her mission, she decides to go against orders and follow her instincts, which proves to be good. My favorite part about this novella was getting to finally meet Shade Barrow, Mare’s older brother. I found myself wanting to know more about him during Red Queen, View Spoiler ». Farley eventually initiates Shade into the Scarlet Guard and together the make a discover that could be the key to their revolution. Just like with Queen Song, I recommend reading Red Queen before you read Steel Scars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the red queen books . But as my frenz pointed out they do kinda go for the saame plot over again . Other than that its a great book all and all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice,and someone pointed this out the red queen books usually go for the same plot