July 4, 2011

REVIEW! The Iron Queen.

Julie Kagawa
My name is Meghan Chase.
I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.
This time, there will be no turning back.
My rating: 5 stars.



The Iron Queen does not disappoint in any regards. Sure, there are a few overly repeated phrases used to convey character personalities. But otherwise, the drama gets you right in the gut, the action keeps you hanging on every word, and the romance just might bring you to tears. (Word of advice: keep tissues handy!)

This third part to the Iron Fey series is simply a knockout; it takes the loose ends from the previous two (Iron King and Iron Daughter) and weaves them together into a complete picture. Granted, this does not take away from the suspense or mystery Kagawa creates. If anything, it justifies the two. Just when you begin to doubt the plot and characters, something comes along to reel you right back in. The Iron Queen is a constant tug of war on your emotions. It comes off frantic, but in the end, it all makes sense.

It's in this installment that the characters steal the show.  They don't just grow, they build off of one another, working cohesively. It's an interesting mix for sure, when the plot in the previous two is what took precedence. Getting to the core of Meghan, Puck and Ash shapes the story; while at times they seem one dimensional or cookie cutter in the previous books, they show their true selves in The Iron Queen and it's a refreshing surprise. You won't be able to stay unattached to any of them.

Really, I could go on, but I think my opening sentiments sum up my feelings enough.

** You all need to read this book!
And be on the lookout for the upcoming book, The Iron Knight, being released 10/25/11!
I'm not sure I've ever gotten so worked up about a book before. I mean, I have. But not recently. This is easily my favorite read of 2011 so far. How I'm possibly going to wait for The Iron Knight, I have no idea. I'm already dying to know what happens and have been bragging about this to friends. I think I may be in love with this book. (And Ash!)


  1. I just started this series! I'm in the middle of reading The Iron King. If it's as good as your reiew I'm really looking forward to finishing it :)

    ♥ Trish
    Just a YA Girl

  2. Aaah! Right?! It was AMAZING! I can't wait for the Iron Knight either! Great review. :)

  3. I read this one recently and absolutely loved it. I can't wait for the Iron Knight. Glad to see you enjoyed this one as well :)

  4. I loved this one too - the ending! My response was literally, "Gfgygfyb huhjn hhgy... When. Is. The. Next. Book." Glad you enjoyed it, can't wait for The Iron Knight! Team Ash :).

  5. Ah, isn't it fabulous? What really got me was Kagawa's great method of tying the fairy world into the present day - so clever!

  6. Great review! I absolutely loved this book, and can't wait for the next one! :)

  7. You can actually map how Ms. Kagawa improves with each subsequent book. I loved this one too. Meghan sheds all the damsel in distress routine and kicks ass. It's awesomesauce.

  8. First off, I'm seriously in love with your blog. The layout is so yellow and professional! But this review is great! I've yet to read any of them though :/

  9. Great review, and I love your blog!

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