Friday, May 20, 2011
Book Review: The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey #3)
The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey, #3) by Julie Kagawa.
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.
Filled with loveable characters that step off the page and into your heart. The Iron Queen is the third book in the amazingly fabulous Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. Yes, I am an Iron Fey fan-girl (LOL!). Kagawa continues to demonstrate her adeptness for world building and character development. Her faerie realms are filled with fabulous flora, fauna, and mythic creatures. Meghan, Puck, and Ash, the stars of this series, continue to grow and mature. With The Iron Queen Julie Kagawa also proves that she can pull the reader's heart strings as expertly as any of Leanansidhe's musicians play their instruments. I found myself crying, laughing, and gasping in awe along with these characters. This was a book that I could not put down until the very last page. I also adore the supporting characters; Grimalkin and Razor have become personal favorites. This is a fantasy adventure with cross-genre appeal that I believe readers of epic fantasy, paranormal romance, and young adult fiction will all enjoy. I can't wait for the release of The Iron Knight!
I highly recommend The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey, #3) to readers of fantasy, paranormal romance, young adult, and especially to fans of faerie filled adventure. Fans of the Gathering of Faerie series (Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception and Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie) by Maggie Stiefvater, the Woundrous Strange series (Woundrous Strange) by Lesley Livingston, and the Wicked Lovely series (Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange, Darkest Mercy, Fragile Eternity) by Melissa Marr may enjoy this series.
Source: This book was purchased by E.J. for review.
Read E.J.'s review of The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey #2) by Julie Kagawa here.
The Iron Queen on Amazon.
The Iron Queen on Goodreads.
E.J. Stevens is the author of the Spirit Guide young adult paranormal romance series, the Hunters' Guild urban fantasy series, and the award-winning Ivy Granger urban fantasy series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.