So at this point, it’s safe to say now that this has become one of my favorite Fey series. The Iron Queen is the by far my favorite of the three books out right now. There were some heart-wrenching moments before in the previous two books, but this one slayed me in the end. Deep breaths, in and out. That was me while listening to the last couple of chapters of this audiobook. Of which, by the way, the narrator is AMAZING!
Meghan Chase. I never would have imagined the growth of this character. Her transformation into this fierce warrior was so great to experience. She is brave, yet vulnerable, and her inner strength is fueled by her selflessness. Yes, I have a total girl crush on Meghan Chase. This is something I could not say at the beginning of the series. And Ash…oh, fierce but sweet, sensitive Ash. If I were a poet, I’d…well, I’d write you a poem. Something that said how you make me swoon…how you make my heart soar. I’ve loved him from the start. Puck on the other hand? Haven’t always been a fan of his but he totally shined in this book. I think this line from the book best describes my feelings for these two fairies as it did for Meghan:
“I wanted to laugh with Puck and love with Ash.”
If you’ve read the book, you know where that line comes in. I’ll give you a moment to shed your tears. Go on… *wipes tears*
This book had so much story. It tied up all of Meghan’s loose ends. Some more neatly than others. Some were right out painful. I was really surprised at the turn of events at the very end. It was unexpected and unique. I don’t think there’s a series out there that has gone in this direction after three books, but I am INSANELY excited about The Iron Knight, which will be told from Ash’s POV. Maybe even Puck, too?! That would be even more amazing. (I’m just speculating about the Puck thing, I haven’t heard anything.)
So, good friends, if you have not yet picked up this series, what in the world are you waiting for?! Also, for people wanting to try audiobooks, I recommend this one! :)
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey #3
Published by Harlequin Teen
Pub Date: January 25th 2011
Format: Paperback | Source: Purchased
Genres: Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
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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.