Friday, April 8, 2011

Book Review: Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

Title: Iron Queen

Author: Julie Kagawa

Series: Iron Fey #3

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

How obtained:Bought

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 blurb on the back of the book was a bit short on this book, but after I finished reading it I found out it really didn't need a long blurb.

Meghan Chase. I talked about her character when I reviewed Iron King just briefly and I digress to say I have to write a review for Iron Daughter too. Anyhows. The cover is to die for and Julie Kagawa didn't disappoint me. I hope I'm not spoiling anything when I say the book ends with a cliff hanger but it's really the good sort where we anticipate the next book even more than the previous one.

Meghan Chase and Ash have been through a lot. And they're characters have developed in a way where I find I love them even more. Puck of course will not be left out. Meghan is a heroine that people can picture themselves in. She's not exactly the warrior goddess but she really has a balance of needing people she loves by her side and being able to take on big responsibilities head on. She learns to fight and she learns that her destiny has basically just begun. I like the fact that she isn't all fey and part human. That way, even if she seems like she is stuck between two worlds, she really isn't. Both sides of her help her complete whatever she needs and even though she can be indecisive, it makes the readers love her more.

Theres nothing not to love about Ash and Puck except that they can both infuriate with their actions sometimes. Iron Queen was a wonderful addition to a wonderful series. I can't wait until the next book the Iron Knight comes out.

In Iron Queen, our heroine is tested to her limit, she meets new people, she mourns for old ones and she discovers even if she may love both Ash and Puck, there is one that is more important to her heart.

Enough of the characters, the story got me hooked right from the beginning, just like the previous two. I shed a few tears too, and it was quite embarassing because I was reading on the train and my eyes got watery. Hopefully noone noticed.

9.5/10. Totally worth your time and a must read. When I read about Julie Kagawa's Nevernever, I feel like I could picture it. I hope everyone who has read Iron Queen agrees with me that Julie must keep writing the series or we will starve of Meghan/Ash/ and Puck and we can't have that. :]


PuNkKitty said...

I love this series :D

have you ever read "Hush Hush?" thats a good book too.

Ming Ming said...

Yes I've read hush, hush and I fell more in love with fallen angels <3