Title: The Iron Queen
Author: Julie Kagawa
Date Released: January 25th, 2011
Rating: 5 out of 5
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 absolutely LOVED this book!!! I really have like no other words to describe how much I loved just about everything. This was just like insanely good. If you haven't read the first book, The Iron King, then you MUST go get it.
Honestly, this series must be like one of the best series ever. The whole idea of Iron fey and the battle between them and the "oldblood" Summer court and Winter court was like pure genius. It was really interesting seeing the Iron kingdom develop over the course of the three books. Kagawa totally created an awesome world that I would love to live in. Even though there are a lot of evil creatures, the descriptions and images that created vivid scenes in my head would totally make it worth it :)
The plot was also really well done, and kept me thoroughly entertained. There were so many shocking twists that it really made it hard to put down. I absolutely loved the characters, too, and also how you got to see them continually grow. Meghan grew stronger, Ash grew a little softer, and Puck probably got funnier.
The whole romance part of the book is just plain awesome as well. I love Meghan and Ash together, and Ash just makes me want to cry because he's so sincere and loves Meghan with all of his heart :( Isn't that sad? And then the whole romance part keeps getting sadder and sadder until you feel like you're just going to have to cry your eyes out. The love triangle- between Meghan, Ash and Puck- will possibly make you cry as well because you can't help but love Ash's love for Meghan, but then feel sad for Puck, because he's an incredibly funny character and really sweet, too, sometimes.
Overall, this book is full of awesomeness. I really recommend that you start with the first book (if you haven't yet) because I'm pretty sure that you'll fall in love with it, too. The next book in this series is The Iron Knight, so keep your eyes open for when it comes out near the end of this year!
The cover is really pretty! I love the pink! And the physical copy has like this gelly stuff on the little spirally designs and the title, so it makes it look glossy.
*Description from Goodreads.com
**Review copy purchased.