Title: The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey #3)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: 25th January 2011
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.(From Goodreads, 21st January 2014)
So I was excited to read ‘The Iron Queen’ as I thoroughly enjoyed both ‘The Iron King’ and ‘The Iron Daughter’. However, I couldn’t get into this book at the beginning, but I kept going, and soon felt it was back up to the standard of the first two novels.
There is a lot of action in this third novel, but I started to get bored with it. I wasn’t as engaged as I had previously been and wasn’t as impressed. However, as I said, this got much better as it went on. Sorry I am struggling. I didn’t dislike ‘The Iron Queen’ it just sit feeling very confused about how I feel about ‘The Iron Queen’. Maybe I had just had enough of teen fantasy? Or maybe this novel wasn’t as good as the first two? I really don’t know. And for that I appologise. I know this isn’t a great review, not too helpful, but I am guessing that is because I really don’t know where I sit with ‘The Iron Queen’. I am going to read the next book ‘The Iron Knight’, however, from it’s blub I think it is written from Ash’s perspective and hopefully that freshens the series up, and brings a spark back for me. The spark that was missing here.
Did anybody else feel like this? Or am I sitting alone in this opinion? Please let me know.
3 out of 5