Author: Julie Kagawa
Date of Publication: 25th January 2011
Series: The Iron Fey #3
Synopsis from Goodreads.com:
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.
Wow, what an awesome ending to an awesome series. I cannot recommend this series enough. If you haven't read it, you should. Buy it, borrow it, do whatever you can to read it. Don't illegally download or steal it though. That's naughty. Anyway, back to the review.
I won't say too much about the plot, as I don't want to give away anything about what happens in the previous two books, but I could potentially let out a few minor spoilers, so if you haven't read the first two and don't want to be spoiled, stop reading now.
So, it was inevitable that the last book in this series was going to have a huge fight between the oldblood faeries from the Summer and Winter courts and the Iron Fey. And what a battle it was. Kagawa's writing is immense. The way she describes everything in detail, so it's extremely easy to watch the book play out like a movie in your head, is amazing. It was so good, I could even read while my brothers were watching TV in the same room, something which I'm awful at because I just get distracted. So me be able to read without getting distracted by the TV must mean that it's awesome.
Another way I could tell it was awesome was the fact that I would start reading, and look up a little later and find out that I'd been reading for more than a few hours. Normally, something would interrupt me, or I'd have to stop because I remembered I had to do something, but I didn't. I was engrossed, and I could not stop those pages from turning. It was great.
I love the characters in The Iron Fey series. Meghan, Ash, Puck and Grimalkin. I love Meghan, she's strong and determined, though she can be a little whiny. It didn't bother me though, no one is perfect. Ash is... Well, he's a super hot Winter prince. What more can I say? Puck was his usual, goofy, loveable self, and Grimalkin was still an annoying, disappearing cat. I love how all the characters were all the same people as they were the book before, as it bugs me when you read a book, and then in the sequel, they have a completely different personality and are so different to what you originally thought they were.
Overall, The Iron Queen was a perfect ending to a truly amazing series. I cannot recommend it enough, and everything about it is just great. I cannot think of anything to complain about. It's awesome, and I'm begging you to read it if you haven't. :D
I give it 5 Feet!
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