Monday, January 17, 2011

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
(Book 3 in The Iron Fey Series)

Releases: January 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Young Adult - Paranormal - Fey
Pages: 384
Source: Around the World Tours

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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.


This is the third book in The Iron Fey series and right when I thought it couldn't get any better - it did. I've said it before that I'm not a huge fan of the fey genre, but Julie Kagawa writing is so engaging and brilliant, there is just no possible way I couldn't NOT love this!

We're brought back to Meghan, one year after the first book has started. Now her and Ash have been banned from the other world, they're trying to adjust to living in the mortal one. While they made their decision, not everyone is on board with it. Like any adventure Meghan goes on, there is going to be obstacles and a whole lot of butt-kicking.

What I really enjoyed about the Iron Queen was the insight on Ash and Meghan's relationship. If you've read my previous reviews, I've never seen the complete appeal to Ash. I thought their relationship was just kind of thrown together, but now I see how strong of a couple they really are together. The love they have for one another is a heck of a lot bigger than I thought it was. I'm so glad Kagawa had moments between the two because I needed to see they both sacrificed so much to stay together.

Of course I wasn't let down at all when it came to my man Puck. Oh brilliant, swooping in and always kicking some major bootay,  Puck always seems to shine through in this series. I still don't want him and Meghan to ever be together. They work better as BFF's than anything else. If Kagawa wanted to write a stand-alone novel with just him, I would be the first in line to buy it! He's such a vibrant character!

The plot was such a page-turner though I had no doubt it wouldn't be anything less. I saw a few reviews say they cried through this book, and I didn't come close, but it does have some emotional scenes that were written wonderfully. I am so anxious to see where this storyline is going especially after that ending! I'm not for sure how I'll be able to stand waiting, but I know it'll be worth it!

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Miss Remmers said...

I've heard such great things about these books, I really just need to man up and sit down and read them! :) Happy Monday!

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

I totally agree with you... I loved this book, and I really appreciated how the connection between Meghan and Ash was shown, as I've never been the biggest fan of Ash. He definitely appealed to me more in this book, which was nice, though I still love Puck way more... but as you said, I think Meghan and Puck work best as friends.

brandileigh2003 said...

I love the relationship between Megan and Ash in this book. He breaks out with some of the most romantic lines. Swoon.

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Aimee said...

I really need to catch up on this series! I am glad this third book is as great as the first.

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Monster of Books said...

Ahhh I can't wait for this book to come out. I love the other 2. Great review :)