The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
(Book #3 of The Iron Fey)
Format: Kindle, 358 pages
Publication Date: 1/25/2011
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal, Adventure, Romance
Goodreads Summary: 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.Oh my freaking gosh. I haven't felt this devastated from reading a book since City Of Fallen Angels. How devastated? Doing-breathing-exercises-devastated! Yes, The Iron Queen caressed my heart then threw it mercilessly to a beat up box and shipped to the Bermuda Triangle. If that didn't get the point across, I don't know what will!
The Iron Queen continues right after the banishment of Prince Ash and Meghan from Nevernever. They went to the mortal world, thinking they would have to live normal lives but the thought didn't last long for The False King is still trailing from their steps. Meghan was resolved to keep harms away from her family so she knew she had to find away to stop him. Ash and Meghan ventured once again to find answers with more love than ever. Their relationship was at full bloom in this novel and it was so beautiful to witness. We are also once again reunited with our other beloved characters, Puck and Grim.
My, my, Meghan. How much you've grown! Even Ash noted it too. From being just a helpless human coming to Nevernever, to a little lovesick puppy, to now, a strong and noble heroine. She has certainly redeemed herself to me and she's definitely on my favorite character list!
This book has answered a lot of my confusions from the past 2 books. The revelations, both good and the bad, have definitely got all the pieces clicking in. I have embraced them all. If you have read my reviews for The Iron King and The Iron Daughter, you all know my complaints especially with the story starting too slow. Fortunately, I didn't have those problems or any problem with The Iron Queen whatsoever. I love this book to bits and this is the book that solidify my love for the series. I was a bit at odds but I know the story and its characters have consumed me. Actually, my problem of the story being too slow, I wouldn't have mind it being dragged on in this book honestly. I wanted more!
The plot stayed true to how it was constructed from its predecessors. It was predictable most of the time but I did have some shocked moments especially in that breathtaking end, which I have to press on, killed me. Julie Kagawa, are you Nicholas Sparks under that fabulous shell of a woman? I swear, you seem to have a knack for making me cry with this book. I cried through happiness, through heartbreak, through triumph and through loss because it was THAT beautiful. Man, what an adventure.
Although, I'm not in the slightest bit resolved. For some reason, I feel so happy about how things turned out as tragic as it was. Thank goodness, there is another book because I might've turned crazy otherwise. This is my favorite book in the series, I'm pretty sure I'll crack it open more than once in the future!
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