Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Review: The Iron Queen by Julia Kagawa

The third installment to the "New York Times" Bestseller.
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 (goodreads).

Once again, Julie Kagawa can do no wrong! The Iron Queen is a perfect mix of romance, heartbreak, and adventure!

The book opens up immediately where The Iron Daughter left off. Ash and Meghan have chosen their love over their families and have been punished for it. While I did want Ash and Meghan to spend more time in the human world, adventure called and they were swept right back into the world of the fae. This book is nothing but nonstop action, seriously, it seemed like Meghan and company could not get a break; they were being bossed around by every fae possible. That may have been one of the reasons I did not give this book 5 stars, there was SO much action/walking around. I wanted a little more downtime to make more lasting connections with the characters and whatnot. But I guess when you're the daughter of a very powerful fae you don't really get downtime. 

The characters are just as great as I remember them. Grim is still a cat, Puck is still awesome, Ash still broods, and there are more characters introduced like little Razor. If this was 1997 and I was 10 years old, I would buy a furby and name it Razor. Because that's how I pictured Razor in my head. The love between Ash and Meghan is still as intoxicating as book one, with a little tension mixed in (from Puck) for good measure. 

The writing is fabulous. I think if Julie Kagawa were to do anything besides write it would be a TERRIBLE waste of talent. TERRIBLE. Her story and world building are so well thought out and her character interactions are genuine and never forced which is becoming harder and harder to find. 

Do you like fae? Do you like good writing? Read this series. 


  1. All of these awesome reviews, I truly feel like I've been living under a rock, this sounds awesome.


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