Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Iron Queen Review

Author: Julie Kagawa
Release Date: January 25, 2011
Pages: 362 (e-galley)

Publisher: Harlequin
Most 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.
The Iron Queen was the best of the Iron Fey series so far. I swear, Julie Kagawa just gets better and better with each book.

You wanna know how much I love this series and this book and these characters? Well, guys, guess what?

I cried.

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.

Until now.

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?

Book Report:
Plot: Bloody brilliant.
Characters: I wish they were real. So hard. LOVE THEM.
Writing: Amazing.
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.


  1. I just finished reading The Iron Queen too! Its amazing. I loved it. The ending was just so shocking. I can't wait to read The Iron Knight escpecially since it's in Ash's viewpoint! Great review :)

  2. I haven't read this yet, but I'm getting it as my next book (hopefully). Thanks for the review!

  3. This is an amazing review! I'm currently reading it and love it WAY more than the first two! Can't wait to finish!

  4. This book was much more emotional then the previous ones for me. To me this one had a lot of slow spots. (I suppose you can't have something going on ALL the time) I think that it is a great story and I can't wait to read The Iron Knight. It still continues on nicely and takes you on the journey, pushing your emotions every step of the way. Even though I didn't enjoy it as much as the first two books.


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