Monday, February 28, 2011

Review: The Iron Queen

Title: The Iron Queen

Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 358
Book Source: netgalley

Description: 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.

My thoughts: I don't really know how to explain how I felt after reading this. I was speechless, crying, wanted more. I also couldn't help but wish that this series had come out sooner than last year. Julie Kagawa has such talent in building this world and the characters.
There were a couple of times, once close to the beginning and then once close to the end that I had tears. Kagawa always takes the reader on a journey from beginning to end and The Iron Queen is no different.
I think this is one of those rare cases that I have a hard time saying that I am team whatever. Puck and Ash, even though they fight it is done in a way that I don't get tired of one or the other for me to say I am team one or the other. They each have stron qualities and even though they both will stand behind Meghan and help her but because they know that the other is doing the same they will even fight WITH the other instead of against him.
By the end of The Iron Queen Meghan's life goes through even more changes. In a way I felt a little closure with Meghan's story. The next book to come is The Iron Knight which will be Ash's story. The epilogue set that one up a little. While I hope that we see Meghan at some point in The Iron Knight I really look forward to seeing Ash's story.
If you haven't read these books then you should because you are really missing out. If you like stories like Alice in Wonderland or Wizard of Oz then you will really like this series.

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  1. It sounded so good, but then you mentioned Alice in Wonderland, which I hate. Sounds like a series I should try anyway.

  2. I have read the first book in this series and I'm really looking forward to reading the next ones, especially after reading your review. I love it when a book really makes you feel something...

  3. It didn't manage to make me cry but I loved it all the same. I'm Team Ash all the way so can't wait wait to read The Iron Knight.


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