Book Review: Iron Fey #3: The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar

Synopsis:

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.

***** ***** *****

i don’t care what it’s called. i just want to be with her at the end. i’m not giving up. Meghan, i’ll be with you soon. Please wait for me.

Holy. Freaking. Crap. this book (and the whole series!) made a basketcase out of me. After turning the last page, reading the last line, i was stunned. immovable. lost in Neverland world. i don’t ever want to go back to reality! i want to be right there! in the world Julie Kagawa made for me. *bawling*

but i need to step back to reality first to write this. INHALE, EXHALE.

it seems that the fey (summer, winter and iron) will not leave Meghan alone. After following Ash in the mortal world, she decided to go back to her family (to her brother) and live a normal life. But the Iron Fey won’t let her have that. the new Iron King wants her dead since she poses a threat to him and his throne. so on with the journey to the Iron realm and finish this once and for all.

it’s not going to be easy. Ash is now a banished prince. He no longer holds the authority over winter fey. They are both exiled from Neverland and Meghan was sad because she’ve come to love that place. and of course Puck is there.

Meghan’s and Ash’s relationship started to grow and i liked that. Meghan is starting to embrace her inevitable destiny as a regent. but does that leave Ash?

it’s different now, though. i have something to fight for. i’m not afraid to die, but i don’t intend to give up, either.

The war finally unfolds before my eyes. Iron fey are gaining ground toward the Summer and Winter court.

and the final battle, WOW. i felt the danger, the viciousness to kill. the hopelessness to win. and the never-ending conflict between Summer and Winter court.

by the time i read that there is a new Iron King, i instantly knew who he was (snivelling bastard). i felt sorry for the pack rats. i wanted to squash the Iron King for what he did to them.

i love the scenes in the cottage that Leanansidhe lent to them. Meghan and Paul is starting life with each other again. Meghan is FINALLY taking the war seriously so she begins training in combat and in fey magic.

Meghan and Ash. Let me put it out there that their moments made me delirious. and mushy. and … STOP! i got carried away, but i can’t help it! it was so f*ckin’ romantic. *sigh*

my FAVE scene is when Meghan lied down under Machina’s tree. the way she accepts the finality of it all. the way she let Ash go. man, i was crying like a baby. it was such an EPIC moment for me.

the ending was astounding. it left me literally breathless. my face was tear-streaked.

CRAP! Julie Kagawa, you made me like this! Turn me back to what i once was!

More than the enticing covers, the Iron Fey Series is definitely one of the best YA series i’ve ever read. Happy Ever After is not out of reach.

Book 4, The Iron Knight, hit shelves October 2011. This time, it is Ash’s POV. Yes! *hypeventilating*

BETTER READ THIS!

Now, i’ll go ahead to Neverland. Ash is waiting for me ๐Ÿ˜‰

and i swear, if there is a way for us to be together, i will find it. no matter how long it takes. if i have to chase your soul to the ends of eternity, i won’t stop until i find, i promise.

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.: maria :.

โ€œgiving up is the ultimate tragedy.โ€

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Iron Fey #3: The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

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