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The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

February 8th, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Received for review

Publication date: January 25, 2011

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars

Description from

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 feel almost sacrilegious saying that I did not enjoy this one as much as the first two books.  I was absolutely in love with The Iron King and The Iron Daughter so don’t think I’m dissing the series but for some reason this one just did not grab me the way those two did.  It’s hard to put my finger on what exactly was so different for me.  There were some small things that didn’t sit well with me.  Like I thought the explanation for why Meghan had iron glamour was a little strange and did not feel right.  I also did not care for Meghan’s little dilemma about when/if to have sex with Ash.  I prefer just feeling the romantic tension between the two and this dilemma did not really add anything to the story for me.  The last thing was I love Puck but his jokes about the two lovebirds started to get a little old.

What I did like was the chances the book took.  The ending wasn’t something I was really expecting and honestly had my jaw dropping.  I was wondering what would happen in future books since it seemed like everything was falling into place for Meghan and Ash but now there is this great twist.  I cannot wait until The Iron Knight comes out!

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10 Responses

  1. Pam (@iwriteinbooks)

    This series looks really great but I haven’t gotten to it, yet. It’s one of those things that, while I WILL get around to reading, the thrill of watching/reading about everyone else enjoying them. Sorry this one was a bit of a let down, though. :O/

  2. cj'alhafiz

    Hey Pam.
    I used to be there in your shoe Pam. But then, when i started the first book, I just wanting for more!! Hope you’ll get a hold of this series soon!!!

  3. dsuzuki

    I had the first book sitting on my shelves for ages and finally hearing Michelle, Galleysmith, gush about it so much I picked it up. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it considering I’m not a huge fan of fairy books. Hope you get to it soon.

  4. cj'alhafiz

    Hi Debbie.
    I read the first book and thoroughly enjoyed the story. I’m looking forward to read the rest of the series to. Though, your review on Iron Queen is not so promising, I still want to read it so very much. Who knows, maybe my view will be different from your perspective. But, I really appreciate your comment on this book Debbie. Have a great day.

    My latest review: Cut by Cathy Glass

  5. dsuzuki

    You may enjoy it more as I have been seeing mostly 5 star reviews on this one. It wasn’t bad by any means and I enjoyed it but just not as much as the first two.

  6. daydreamerN

    this book looks really good! great review! I love your blog!

  7. dsuzuki

    Thank you!

  8. Kailana

    The fact that I am seeing these books EVERYWHERE is making it very hard to resist reading them… Library is taking forever to get around to my turn, though…

  9. dsuzuki

    lol. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. Normally I don’t really get into fairie stories.

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