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January 24, 2011

Review: The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Iron Queen
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Iron Fey #3
Release Date: January 25th, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Age: Young Adult
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 Fey became easely my favorite series. It contains an intelligent heroine, a sexy Ice Prince, and cool fairies. The Iron Queen is the third book of this series, and I absolutely loved it.

Meghan and Ash are together in the "human world". Meghan is excited and scared to come back with her family, but she also knows how difficult it's for Ash to be here with her.

It's almost impossible for them to be there. Ash is very in love with Meghan but also feels sad about leaving his world. But just when Meghan is about to reunite with her family, they are thrown again into the fairies world.

I was looking forward for them to came back. I knew it was impossible for them to live the happily ever after with the humans and I was expecting more of the Iron Fey.

There was a war waiting for them at the Faeries world, and the Summer court and Winter court have made an agreement to fight together against the Iron. But they are loosing, and Meghan might be the only one to save them

I'm going to focus more on the characters before I give more spoilers. I have always been Team Ash (maybe I waver a little bit at The Iron Daughter) and of course I loved Ash and Meghan's relationship. Finally they could be together! But I was still missing Puck and I was happy to see him again.

Also, Meghan has become one of my favorite heroines. At first she was naive and sometimes too weak, but in this book I met a new Meghan, who grew up and was brave, smart and strong, and finally took the reins of her life.

I read this book fast, and I would have read it faster if I didn't have to study. The journey Meghan, Ash, Puck and even Grimalkin (I love you!! *fan mode*) had to made was epic. I knew it was difficult and someone was probably going to die. It was funny and sad, I laughed and cried, and I couldn't believe the ending (perfect but still unbelievable). Obviously I can't wait to read the next one, The Iron King, Ash's story.

Overall, it was amazing! I can possible express how awesome is Julie Kagawa's story, and if you haven't read this series, you should! You are going to love it.


  1. One of those books I keep meaning to get hold of - like you, all my friends daughters rave over these three books.

  2. We have the translation of this series. But they have just finished the first book. Cant hardly wait for the next one.

  3. i have heard so much about this series just have not had a chance to read them. I love paranormal. I like vampires, werewolves, angels. Not sure about fairies. Will i like this one?

  4. Oh my... This cover is SO gorgeous! They all are! Pretty covers makes me more motived to read the book. (I KNOW! I KNOW! "DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER"! Don't hit me! :P )

  5. I love this book. I got a hard time finding a copy of this here in the Philippines that why I just got a kindle version. But I decided to order a printed version too. Lovely book ^__^

  6. I LOVE THIS SERIES; JULIE KAGAWA IS THE BEST! I can't wait for The Iron Knight! It releases on my birthday, so it'll be a great gift when the day comes, haha! I absolutely enjoyed reading your review, as I too think the same, and you're very good at expressing your thoughts on a book! (: I love looking through your blog also, so keep up the amazing job!

  7. Okay, seriously...WHAT IS IT WITH THIS SERIES?! lol. I've got the first three books sitting on my shelf right now waiting for me to read them, which I plan on doing this summer, in anticipation for The Iron Knight. So, there's that. :)

    Great review, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful thoughts.

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