The Iron Queen
by Julie Kagawa
Series: Iron Fey (Book 3)
Release Date: January 25, 2011
Source: NetGalley ARC
Source: NetGalley ARC
Challenge: 2011 OTS
Author Website: www.juliekagawa.com
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.
Why I Read This: I got an ARC from NetGalley. Plus, I absolutely loved the first two books in the series.
Plot: The world created by Kagawa is amazing and magical. The detail that she gives about this imaginary world really helps the reader understand and even care about where her characters are from. Iron Fey are completely unique to this series and I don’t think I’ve ever read anything about or like them before. The plot is filled with action, romance and suspense. There is never a dull moment and our heroic trio is always on the move. There are a lot of twists and turns throughout the story and even some unexpected endings. I can’t really say much more about it without giving away important details and events, so you’re just going to have to read and find out.
Characters: It amazed me how much the characters grew from the beginning of the series. Meghan, once an an insecure 15 year old, turns into a strong, confident young adult. She is ready to take on anything that is thrown her way and is not afraid to sacrifice herself for the ones she loves. She has quickly become one of my favorite heroines. Ash and Puck are also back for this book; it wouldn’t be the same without them. The two boys realize that they need to put their differences aside in order to help the girl they both love. Along with all the returning characters we also get to meet some new ones: Glitch, Razor, and the Clockmaker.
Cover: Once again, I loved the cover. So far they have all been similar, yet different and I love it when books in a series have a certain theme to them.
Overall Impression: AMAZING! Great ending to an even greater series. I am dying to read Ash’s story, The Iron Knight, which comes out later this year.
Rating: * * * * *