Thursday, January 13, 2011

ARC Review: The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Queen 
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publication: Harlequin; Original edition (January 25, 2011)

Description: 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: Meghan has not finished adventures yet. She and Ash are exiled from faery. The false iron king is at war with both the summer and the winter courts. Meghan has both iron magic and summer magic but using either makes her sick. But the Winter Queen and her father the Summer King have a deal for her. If she will kill the false iron king, they will allow both Puck and Ash to go home. Meghan loves them both but in different ways and is determined to have their exile lifted.

Neither Ash or Puck are going to let her go to the iron lands alone. Even though going will make them both sick - maybe unto death. Meghan has to find allies and fight many battles if she wants to find a way to defeat the false iron king.

Meghan grows a lot in this one. She willingly takes responsibility for finding a compromise that will let all kinds of faery live in peace. But the costs are tremendous.

This was an excellent ending to the trilogy. I look forward to The Iron Knight to find out what happens next in this thrilling and well-realized world. This is recommended for young adults who like adeventure, battles, and the world of faery.

Favorite Quote:
Any tour guide worth his badge in New Orleans will tell you not to go gallivanting around the city streets alone in the middle of the night. In the heart of the French Quarter, where street lamps and tourism had a form hold, it was fairly safe, gut just outside the district, the dark alleyways hid thugs and gangs and predators of the night.


  1. Great review!! I read this a few weeks ago and loved it. Of course the wait til The Iron Knight is just going to be more unbearable since I read this one early!

  2. Fantastic review! I have this from NetGalley but haven't had time to read very much of it yet. I didn't realize that it was the end of the trilogy and The Iron Knight is separate. I look forward to reading it for myself. Glad to hear that Meghan is maturing some more.


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