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The Iron Queen (Iron Fey Series #3)

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23 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

EPICLY AMAZING!!!!

I did not think there was anyway Julie Kagawa could top the previous book in the Iron Fey series, but Iron Queen blew me away and exceeded all expectations I had. Iron Queen was, by far, the best book in the entire Iron Fey series!

I am going to start off by saying t...
I did not think there was anyway Julie Kagawa could top the previous book in the Iron Fey series, but Iron Queen blew me away and exceeded all expectations I had. Iron Queen was, by far, the best book in the entire Iron Fey series!

I am going to start off by saying that this review is going to be spoiler free so I am going to stay away from anything plot related because I am worried any little thing I say could be spoilery and I do not want to ruin this book for anyone.

This book was beyond awesome. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. I sat down to read Iron Queen and could not stop reading it until I had finished reading the book. I forgot the enormous pile of homework I should have been doing and was sucked completely into the story of Iron Queen.

Julie Kagawa has written a fabulous third novel. All the favorite characters are back and put through so many twists and turns. The plot was amazing. Reading this book for me was like watching an amazing movie. I could literally picture every scene playing out in my head. There was great action scene too, of some epic portions. The plot had so many twists and turns I had no idea what was going to happen next. Julie Kagawa had me constantly on my toes, unsure what was going to happen to Meaghan, Ash and Puck next.

One of my favorite things about this third book in the Iron Fey series is that you can truly see how much each of the characters has grown. Meaghan has progressed so much as a character since the frighten, naïve girl with no knowledge of the Fey realm into this knowledgeable, strong, driven character. I loved seeing her come into her own and taking control. Ash and Puck have also grown as characters and I loved their growth and its amazing to see where Julie Kagawa has taken all these characters from Iron King to now in the Iron Queen

I really do not know how to describe this book. Julie Kagawa blew me away. I though the Iron Daughter was emotional rollercoaster, but it was nothing compared to this book. I was literally all over the place with emotion. I'm just going to say, I did cry during this book. And the ending. The ending was everything I expected from Julie Kagawa, full blown, emotion packed ending that left me dying for more.

The ending left me desperately waiting for Iron Knight. I am so glad this is not the final book and that the story is going to continue because it just needs too. I do not want to leave this fabulous world that Julie Kagawa has created. Iron Knight needs to be out now because that ending, in my opinion, was so much worse than Iron Daughter, and that had me driven mad that I could read the next one immediately.

Iron Queen was a beautiful masterpiece of a book. Truly wonderful. I really have no other words to describe it. It was simply, and purely, amazing.

posted by danibookworm91 on December 29, 2010

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11 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

Offensive to Asians

I read in an interview Julie Kagawa was inspired to write Iron Queen from playing video games. Her characters felt just as flat as video game characters. Ash, who is the fangirl's version of all manga boy, is a little better than one dimensional. Still taking on the sam...
I read in an interview Julie Kagawa was inspired to write Iron Queen from playing video games. Her characters felt just as flat as video game characters. Ash, who is the fangirl's version of all manga boy, is a little better than one dimensional. Still taking on the same plot lines as Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely books, I found Iron Queen a copycat of a better fae book. What is worse and most offensive to me is the reference to Asian culture. Meghan is into Hello Kitty, Ash is a manga character, Kagawa describes the Japanese language as "japanese kanji"??? yet all the characters are white? How about making them Asian face? At least Japanese so Meghan is Asian on the cover? A blonde girl like Meghan on the cover sells better than a Japanese on the cover right? How offensive!

posted by Cynthia67 on February 1, 2011

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

    Offensive to Asians

    I read in an interview Julie Kagawa was inspired to write Iron Queen from playing video games. Her characters felt just as flat as video game characters. Ash, who is the fangirl's version of all manga boy, is a little better than one dimensional. Still taking on the same plot lines as Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely books, I found Iron Queen a copycat of a better fae book. What is worse and most offensive to me is the reference to Asian culture. Meghan is into Hello Kitty, Ash is a manga character, Kagawa describes the Japanese language as "japanese kanji"??? yet all the characters are white? How about making them Asian face? At least Japanese so Meghan is Asian on the cover? A blonde girl like Meghan on the cover sells better than a Japanese on the cover right? How offensive!

    11 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2011

    Got a Headache from Squinting too Much. Where's the Epic?

    The bloggers who gushed about this remake of Labyrinth and Wondrous Strange lost my respect. I would no longer believe their credibility. Yes, they received free copies of Iron Queen and feel pressured by fellow bloggers to gush so they can stay in the circle of freebies, but hard-working people who spend money on books they spend precious time reading aren't buying their opinions. I must have read a different book from them because I thought this was meh. Not even intersting enough for me to read through. The bloggers say the last 30 pages are worth the book? That is too much time wasted. If you don't catch me in the first few pages. Forget it. I did skip ahead to read the last 30 pages, and I pity those who think Ash is the bomb. Get a life. There are hotter guys out there. Iron Queen was juvenile and not great.

    3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    I hate this character.

    She's annoying at best. Most, no everything that comes out of her mouth makes me wish I could enter the story, so I can strangle her. Sure, she has rare moments of usefullness, but so does a cow.
    Her relationship with Ash is her one redeeming quality, but she still goes about that with only half a brain.
    The story would have been good if I wasn't constantly being aggravated by how STUPID the main character would act. The only characters I did like were Ash and Grimalkin (how couldya not?). I didn't think anything that Puck said was at all funny.
    And some of the most obvious solutions were glanced over to make for a much more complicated end.
    Then again, I'm not the best judge for everyone and my friend (who made me read the series) loves this book with every fiber of our being.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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