Review: The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa


The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

Iron Fey #3
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Young Adult 
Release date: January 25th 2011
Number of pages: 358



Book Blurb:

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’m seriously loving this series, each installment is better than the others because we get to see more feeling from Ash, Meghan and even Puck on this book.
Once again the trio will have to save the Nevernever, but this time from an enemy faceless. Since Machina death in The Iron King, other iron fey has entitled himself king and is trying to destroy both courts and rule the hole nevernever. But there’s a catch, this new Iron King doesn’t have Machina’s power and for that he needs to kill Meghan.
So she starts the story hiding with Leanansidhe help and once the courts actually assume that iron fey exist, the war is almost lost, so Oberon and Mab ask for Meghan help because she is the only one able to enter iron realm and doesn’t suffer it’s effect. Of course Ash and Puck decided to go along for the ride.
This was the best book, so far on the series, for several reasons. Ash shows more feelings, Puck decide to be real and act toward his love, and Meghan starts to understand better the fey world and it’s rules. She actually gain something out of a contract for the first time.

Books in this Series:

#1 – The Iron King (Iron Fey, #1) #1.5 Winter’s Passage (Iron Fey, #1.5)
#2 – The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey, #2)
#3 – The Iron Queen (Iron Fey, #3) #3.5 – Summer’s Crossing (Iron Fey, #3.5)
#4 – The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, #4)
#4.5 – An Iron Fey Valentine



“My name is Ashallyn’darkmyr Tallyn, third son of the Unseelie Court…Let it be known–from this day forth, I vow to protect Meghan Chase, daughter of the Summer King, with my sword, my honor, and my life. Her desires are mine. Her wishes are mine. Should even the world stand against her, my blade will be at her side. And should it fail to protect her, let my own existence be forfeit. This I swear, on my honor, my True Name, and my life. From this day on…” His voice went even softer, but I still heard it as though he whispered it into my ear. “I am yours.”
“His forehead bumped softly against mine, his brilliant silver gaze searing into me. “I plan to keep you, from everyone, for as long as I’m alive. That includes Puck, the false king, and anyone else who would take you away.” One corner of his mouth quirked, as I struggled to catch my breath under his powerful scrutiny. “I guess I should’ve warned you that I have a slight possessive streak.”
“But … but what if I hit you?”

A snort. “You’re not going to hit me.”

“How do you know?” I bristled at his amused tone. “I could hit you. Even master swordsmen make mistakes. I could get a lucky shot, or you might not see me coming. I don’t want to hurt you.”

He favored me with another patient look. “And how much experience do you have with swords and weapons in general?”

“Um.” I glanced down at the saber in my hand. “Thirty seconds?”

He smiled, that calm, irritatingly confident smirk. “You’re not going to hit me.”

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