Book Review : The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Queen (Iron Fey, #3)
The Iron Queen by
Paperback, 358 pages
Published January 25th 2011 by Harlequin Teen
Available on The Book Depository at $9.26


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.

While this book is written with the same style as its previous installments, I feel as though there is something which this book lacks. I can't pinpoint it, but I can tell you that I don't feel so captivated by the story anymore.

In the first half of the novel, Meghan basically did nothing impressive. It was only until the very last part, where she fought the false Iron King that she actually showed her power. In her body, there were two opposite powers and she had to learn how to use them together, like composing a piano song.

The series is supposed to end as The Iron Queen comes to an end, but there is a book #4 (The Iron Knight) which is told from Ash's point of view. But I think I'll skip that one, since I prefer the story to end right here.

The Iron Fey series has been quite a good read, and I really appreciate Julie Kagawa's writing style. I'm glad I have the chance to accompany Meghan on her journey to embrace her destiny to be the Iron Queen. For her, honour comes before love, but the love with never die - it will remain in her heart forever, as well as Ash's.

Rating: 4.000

About The Author
Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.

1 creative remarks:

Heather said...

I haven't delved into this series yet but it sounds like I need to! Thanks for the review on this one.