Friday, April 8, 2011
Book Review: The Iron Queen (contains spoilers)
TITLE: The Iron Queen
Book 3 in the Iron Fey series
AUTHOR: Julie Kagawa
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: Faeries, fantasy, romance, drama
PREMISE: Meghan thought she was done with the Nevernever but they aren't quite done with her yet...
MY REVIEW: I admit, I was slightly surprised at how this book ended. Not completely because from the title and previous books it was kind of obvious Meghan was going to become the Iron Queen it was just a matter of how it played out. I was surprised that the author let there be consequences though, namely that she would have to give up Ash AND Puck. I think it was pretty gutsy of Kagawa to end it the way she did because she easily could have found a way for Ash and Meghan to be together despite her being the Iron Queen but she didn't and I am kind of glad she didn't because it made it more realistic and plus, we now get more books that from the looks of things, focus more on Ash and (hopefully) Puck which I'm all for. Nothing against Meghan, but I just enjoy the Ash and Puck rivalry (or as my inner slasher calls it, the UST) more then I enjoyed the overdramatics of the Puck/Meghan/Ash love triangle.
If you've read the first two Iron Fey books, you already pretty much know what to expect from this series. Much adventure into fun faerie worlds which is much of the appeal for this series for me anyway. Lots of questing, and of course romance thrown in because it's YA. Original? Not exactly but Kagawa does spin a good story and the humor in it is fun (I LOVE Grimalkin) and she has a lot going on so that makes the books a page turner.
Honestly this book for me was a tad better then the previous two and I'm definitely now looking forward to Iron Knight which comes out in November (just in time for my birthday! I know what I'm asking for now). I highly rec this series for all fans of faerie books.
WHO SHOULD READ: those that have read the first 2 books, Wicked Lovely fans, Tithe fans, faerie book fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five faerie swords