Nov 22, 2010

Iron Queen ARC Review

Iron Queen
by Julie Kagawa
Release Date: February 1st, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: Book 3, Iron Fey

In less than twenty-four hours I’ll be seventeen.

Although, technically, I won’t actually be turning seventeen. I’ve been in the Nevernever too long. When you’re in Faery, you don’t age. So while a year has passed in the real world, agewise I’m probably only a few days older than when I went in.

In real life, I’ve changed so much I don’t even recognize myself.


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.



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After just finished reading the Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa, I am speechless, though I had to come up with words in order to write this review. Here’s my attempt at trying to describe how much this book has amazed me.

Characters- We got to see a side of all the characters that we hadn’t seen in the two previous books in the series. Both Ash and Meghan change a lot throughout the course of this novel, and it shows a lot, especially toward the end of the novel.

Plot- The plot was paced beautifully. I never got bored even once while reading this—there was always just the right amount of tension in every page that kept me flipping the pages. Plus there were many what Holly Lisle likes to call “candy bar scenes” that had me on the edge of my seat.

Dialogue- Then dialogue was so beautiful it made me cry—even when it wasn’t sad. Let’s just say that the things that characters said to each other were very deep.

Writing- I think by now most of you would know how much I admire Julie Kagawa’s writing style and voice, but this book blew me away! I don’t know how she was able to say much in so little words.

Overall - Julia Kagawa has done it again. She has this stunning talent of making her novels just as good as and even better than the last one she wrote. I laughed; I smiled, and even cried a few times while reading this. It was quite an emotional ride. If there’s anyone who still hasn’t read the Iron Fey Series yet I encourage you to check it out as soon as you can—you won’t be disappointed at all. All I can say is when is Iron Knight coming out?

Iron Queen, book three of the Iron Fey series, comes out February 1st 2011 by Harlequin Teen.

Go here on amazon to pre-order Iron Queen. 


  1. OMGOSH! You got to read The Iron Queen? Wow. That's so unfair!

  2. Yeah, this book is my number 1 on my top ten favorite books of 2010. It's a-ma-zing! I read it from Netgalley.

  3. Wow--that's not even what I usually read, and I'm intrigued! (Is the author Japanese-American? Her last name is Japanese).

    Hi Ez--Happy Thanksgiving! How is NaNo going? Gambare, ne!

  4. Wow, those first few paragraphs have me hooked - that and the gorgeous cover. Thanks so much for sharing your review.

  5. @Yoko-Hmmm, I'm not sure. But I do know that Julie is from Hawaii--so it's really likely that she is of Japanese descent.

    @K.M Weilans- Glad you liked the review--but I'm sure you'll enjoy reading the book even more.

  6. Hey, Black Friday is the day after our Thanksgiving, it's like the biggest shopping day of the year, all the Christmas sales start at like 12:01 am and 4 am and everyone gets up early for the crazy bargains.


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