Author: Julie KagawaThe Iron Queen was the best of the Iron Fey series so far. I swear, Julie Kagawa just gets better and better with each book.
Release Date: January 25, 2011
Pages: 362 (e-galley)
Publisher: HarlequinMost Appropriate For Ages: 12+
Where I Got It: For review from Netgalley
Other titles in series: The Iron King, The Iron Daughter
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.
You wanna know how much I love this series and this book and these characters? Well, guys, guess what?
I didn't cry at Mockingjay, If I Stay, Linger, or Looking For Alaska. I almost did, and maybe I would've if people weren't interrupting me or shouting, "JESSICA'S TEARING UP OMG!" But I didn't. I've never had tears actually fall out of my eyes because of a book. Or TV show. Or Movie. Or song.
And I'm not ashamed. Not in the slightest. Because I love this book and everything about it.
Seriously, absolutely no complaints about The Iron Queen. ...Or the series.* It's such a well-crafted wonderful world, and I cannot wait to return to it in The Iron Knight. Go get this series. Get. It. Now.
P.S. Puck is fan-freaking-tastic. He is one of the sweetest characters ever and definitely the ideal best friend.
P.S.S. Razor reminded me of Elmo. And I love Elmo, so naturally I loved Razor, and I want one.
*Wow do I sound like an overly obsessed fan-girl or what?
Plot: Bloody brilliant.
Characters: I wish they were real. So hard. LOVE THEM.
Ending: Very bittersweet.
Kid friendly? Pretty. There's very mild swearing, some violence, and a very vague sex scene.
Should I read it? If you've read the first two, and you haven't picked this up yet, then you will kick yourself hard for waiting so long to read it.