Review: The Iron Queen (Iron Fey #3) by Julie Kagawa
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 rating: 5 of 5 stars
I originally posted a short review, but before I post my reviews for Summer’s Crossing and The Iron Knight, I wanted to post a proper review for this one…
Oh, “The Iron Queen”, how you toy with my emotions. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book in which I went from laughing, to wanting to scream to wanting to cry so quickly.
The story picks up shortly after where “The Iron Daughter” ends, with Meghan and Ash being banished from the Nevernever. It’s nearing Meghan’s seventeenth birthday, which is only twenty-four hours away, making it a year since she first went into Faery in search of her younger brother, Ethan. While in the Nevernever, she managed to defeat the Iron King, but now there’s a new ‘king’, the false Iron King, and he wants her. Meghan may have been exiled from the world of the fae, but that doesn’t mean her troubles haven’t followed her back home.
Left with no other choice, Oberon offers to lift Meghan’s exile (along with Puck’s), if she’s willing to take on the False Iron King. After negotiating with Mab to have Ash’s exile lifted as well, the three of them, along with Grim, set off on a journey that’ll change everything.
Meghan, who is already a rather strong female mc, grows so much through out “The Iron Queen”. The character development between “The Iron King” and “The Iron Queen” is just amazing. The same can be said for Ash and Puck as well. I was really happy to see the person Meghan ended up becoming by the end of the story, mainly because I never would’ve expected that outcome after reading the first book.
If you’ve been wondering whether to start the Iron Fey series, I urge you to do so. Immediately.