Thursday, March 3, 2011

Review: The Iron Queen: Julie Kagawa

The Iron Queen: Julie Kagawa
The Iron Fey: 2
Synopsis: Goodreads
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 love this cover. My favorite color is red so I am very happy they chose this color for the series. I think it's also very representative of all the blood shed and battles in this book.
My Review:
    What to say about the Iron Queen??? I really enjoyed it! Beware there are spoiler!
So to begin I have been pleasantly y surprised with Meghan at the beginning of this book. Its likes she revived herself as character.  I was so glad when she asked Ash to teach her how to fight. I mean HELLO its book 3 and now you kind of figured out that you need to learn how to protect yourself?? I was also happy with how she handled the oracle as well. She wasn’t offering her any favors for the return of her memory she was strong in the way she presented herself. Even to Grim she told him how it was “If Leansidhe wants to see her she needs to wait!” I also really enjoyed how sensitive Ash was being at the beginning understanding, helpful, loving. That’s a side that is not shown too often and when it is, it’s quickly taken away with a cold stare. Like I said in my other review for the Iron Daughter, I really like reading Leansidhe, with her now my pet and so on. Only she would turn Meghan’s father into a piano!

Matter of fact Meghan just was so much more likeable throughout the whole series. She stood up for herself no matter who it was. She was smart when she made any negotiation reading each word. I wish this Meghan was available in The Iron Daughter. She had so much confidence in herself that I couldn’t believe she had. Even though a lot of it was because of the Iron glamour she  kind of accepted it either way.  All the other side characters were great as well. Grim the ever knowing cat was always there to help and mysterious as ever. I mean he’s just so wise and always shows up when needed or sending help. Puck was so funny and heart breaking to read about. I mean you can tell he loves Meghan and yet he still stood aside and helped. I really enjoyed Mab as well. You really saw a different side. Not that she was emotional or sensitive but different side that appealed to me. I have always likes her don’t ask me why but I definitely like her 100x more than Titinia. I also wish Oberon was given a chance, I really like him but unfortunately there was no room for that in this book. I also thought Razor the gremlin was too funny and cute. He reminded me of Donnie from the Wildthornberry’s don’t ask me why but he did.

Now for the false king, I guessed who he could have been at the beginning of the book, but it still was a surprise since I wasn’t a 100% sure. The way she defeated him by sacrificing herself was definitely a ROSE type of move which I loved. Now the ending! I was hoping throughout the novel that there would be a way for Iron and Oldbloods to be able to live together, and I guess the author found the best solution she could. I knew Meghan was going to be queen. Now to the other part of the ending. Poor Ash, doomed to love. I really loved him in this book. I can’t believe they can’t be together. But now I will definitely be waiting for the The Iron Knight which I am sure will be an enjoyable read since Ash & Puck will be journeying together.
This book was definitely better than The Iron Daughter & King. It ended well and gave me enough interest to read the following book.

There were only two things I didn’t understand. So if you read the book leave me a comment if you can explain it. At the end when Meghan is trying to kill Ferrum. She says to him take the iron kin’s power and she fused it with Summer and that’s what killed him right? But I am confused because after he took it she still had the iron kings power and summer. I didn’t really understand how that was possible. So any explanations are much appreciated! Secondly Ironhorse and the rebels were against the False King because he didn’t really wield the power of the iron kingdom, but I still don’t get why they didn’t want him. I mean it’s not like what the false king was hurting them. He was trying to take the Nevernever and poison it with iron which really didn’t affect ironhorse or the rebels. I guess I just didn’t understand or think it was enough reason for them to fight against the The Iron King. But at least they helped in the war.

                                                                4 1/2


  1. I've heard so many good things about this series, so I'm putting it on my TBR list (which is never-ending so only God knows when I'll actually get to it, lol).

    Red is my fav color too, and I agree, the cover is beautiful :)

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    Mandy @ Embrace Your Oddities

  2. Well since there are spoilers I am not going to read the review. But can you tell me how you liked it??

  3. I am totally wondering the same thing about the end of the book when Meghan gave her powers to the False King, killing him, but then she got them back! I don't understand that whatsoever...?