The Iron Queen (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Iron Queen Meghan Chase, who is half faery, half human, knows that the struggle against the Iron Fey is not yet over and that they will tear her away from the banished prince she loves and force her into battles she may not survive.
- Published: 25 January 2011
- Format: Paperback 358 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780373210183 ISBN 10: 0373210183
- Sales rank: 4,752
Reviews for The Iron Queen
30 Nights Insomniac Reviews
Phew. So, another Iron Fey book. Let me say, that I seriously cried in the last few chapters. Only a little, but still. So heartwrenching. I did like it better than the first two books, I really felt the character development and the drama. However, for me it just didn't cross the line to a five star novel.
Basically, Meghan has to fight yet another Iron King, and let it be said that, to me, it was painstakingly obvious who that new Iron King was. But whatever. Meghan behaved quite dense at times, especially around Ash so I just kept thinking: Come on, not all 17-year-olds are that stupid!
But I think I fell in love with Ash a little. He's pretty dreamy, willing to sacrifice everything for Meghan. I feel like it's okay for him, since he is many hundreds of years old, so the sentiment is not as cheesy as if it came from, say, Meghan. (cough)
Oberon and Mab are starting to get on my nerves, but maybe with the outcome of The Iron Queen they'll start behaving a little better in "The Iron Knight", which I will start in a few hours.
But my favorite character in the entire series (if you don't count Ash) is defintiely Grimalkin. He reminds me a little of that cat in Alice in Wonderland, but I really like him and his sarcastic comments.
The ending of The Iron Queen was possibly a little ... too much. I would have accepted it as the end of the series, but since there is still one book left, it probably would have been better to make it a little less perfect/"thick". by Jill Barraklingunder review
Amazing third book
Is crying in a dark corner while writing this review. Why?? Julie just broke my heart!!! The ending nooo.... okay breath, breath. Okay now for the review.
In the begining we see Ash and Meghan going to the human realm in order to live a normal human life (I can just imagine Ash, actually wait no I can't...) but... they are interrupted just as they arrive by the False Iron King trying to kidnap Meghan in order to obtain her power.
Meghan is growing up (soo proud of her :)) she's brave and loyal and I have to say she can kick ass.
I can't believe that after all they've been through the Fey would have the guts of asking from them yet another sacrifice, but there you are, that's Fey for you....
I've loved Ash from the begining (dreamy eyes) and Puck grew on my slowly but shurely, and now I can't decide which is my favorite, so I'll keep both of them^^
I can't wait to read Iron Knight!!!! by Nathiel Gold
Could not finish. Disappointed and felt Misled by Gushing Blogger Reviews
I found myself skipping pages. I could not get into this book and found it trying to be disney fairy tale, but with inappropriate juvenile language. There is a talking cat and spiders that says "my precious." Trying too hard to be epic like Lord of the Rings, but this book felt flat. The best part is the last? I never got there. Too boring to get me there. Skip Iron Queen. Go watch Labyrinth instead. 1-star because I'm angry with the overhype and review padding by bloggers who wanted to be on Harlequin Teen's freebie books list. I will never trust book bloggers who give Harlequin Teen books a gushing review ever again. by amy
What is a seventeen year old having sex with a married older man?
Call this clean? Meghan turned seventeen. She's an immature seventeen too who cries throughout Iron Queen. Ash is a character like so many other in Japanese cartoons. Watch Adult Swim or SyFy and you will see a Dime-a-dozen Ash characters. He is supposed to have been married and now is in love with a girl who just turned seventeen and have sex? What is Julie Kagawa and Harlequin Teen saying to teen girls? The author intended this for juveniles since "Awesome" is written in Iron Queen over 70 times. Was this the same book that bloggers read calling this epic and tearjerker. I'm mad at these bloggers who get free copies and gush about a book everyone else has to shell over $50 for (that's the cost of this whole series) when it is not that good. I would never trust what book bloggers call epic ever again. by Dinahunder review
Slam on Asians
Overhyped by bloggers who are ignorant of racial slam on Asians. Words cannot describe the offensiveness of Iron Queen. The author took the plots and characters from Japanese comic books and video games and call it her own. She change the characters to white ones instead of Japanese, but Meghan has Japaneses girl manners. Ash is like Japanese soap opera guys. Nothing new, except she made them white. She even misuses Japanese culture and intermix Japanese with Chinese customs. Shame on making Meghan a white blonde girl with Japanese girl traits just to sell books but sell out the Japanese and Chinese cultures. by Sandy
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Oh My Books! Review
The Iron Fey became easely my favorite series. It contains an intelligent heroine, a sexy Ice Prince, and cool fairies. The Iron Queen is the third book of this series, and I absolutely loved it.
Meghan and Ash are together in the "human world". Meghan is excited and scared to come back with her family, but she also knows how difficult it's for Ash to be here with her.
It's almost impossible for them to be there. Ash is very in love with Meghan but also feels sad about leaving his world. But just when Meghan is about to reunite with her family, they are thrown again into the fairies world.
I was looking forward for them to came back. I knew it was impossible for them to live the happily ever after with the humans and I was expecting more of the Iron Fey.
There was a war waiting for them at the Faeries world, and the Summer court and Winter court have made an agreement to fight together against the Iron. But they are loosing, and Meghan might be the only one to save them
I'm going to focus more on the characters before I give more spoilers. I have always been Team Ash (maybe I waver a little bit at The Iron Daughter) and of course I loved Ash and Meghan's relationship. Finally they could be together! But I was still missing Puck and I was happy to see him again.
Also, Meghan has become one of my favorite heroines. At first she was naive and sometimes too weak, but in this book I met a new Meghan, who grew up and was brave, smart and strong, and finally took the reins of her life.
I read this book fast, and I would have read it faster if I didn't have to study. The journey Meghan, Ash, Puck and even Grimalkin (I love you!! *fan mode*) had to made was epic. I knew it was difficult and someone was probably going to die. It was funny and sad, I laughed and cried, and I couldn't believe the ending (perfect but still unbelievable). Obviously I can't wait to read the next one, The Iron King, Ash's story.
Overall, it was amazing! I can possible express how awesome is Julie Kagawa's story, and if you haven't read this series, you should! You are going to love it. by Maria Guajardo (GABY)
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Following on from the previous two books, Meghan finds herself being drawn, unwillingly, back into the land of Faery. Just when she thought she was going to be able to start to live a 'normal' life again. With Ash, Puck and Grimalkin by her side, Meghan is given the task of eliminating the False King who has taken over the ruling of the Iron Fey.
As we have come to expect from this series, the writing is impeccable, with just the right amount of detail combined with action and emotion.The characters continue to develop nicely, as do the relationships between them. I did find the start of the book a little slow to get into but this didn't last long and I was soon back into the story.
One thing I love about the characters in these books is that they aren't perfect. Meghan in some ways still isn't a hundred percent sure about being part faery, she has doubts about her abilities and she still struggles to control her glamour. Puck is clearly struggling with the fact he's in love with Meghan and Ash has a whole heap of issues going on.
The end of the book was a little surprising, in a good way because it didn't really stick to what was expected. I was also glad to find out that there is to be a fourth book, The Iron Knight - which is Ash's story and sounds awesome because Ash is my favourite character.
I'd reccommend the Oron Fey seris to any one who's a fan of fantasy adventure books with a bit of romance thrown in for good measure. by Tasha
Reviewed by Kristin at MyBookishWays.blogspot.com
It's really difficult to review a book in a series, unless it's the first, without giving some things away. That said, I'm going to keep this review as spoiler free as possible.
In The Iron Queen, we rejoin Meghan and Ash after they've been exiled from Faery as a result of Ash declaring his love for Meghan. They return to Meghan's home only to be attacked by thugs sent from the Iron Court and she realizes she cannot stay, or her family would be in grave danger. The characters we love from Iron King and Iron Daughter are all here, and there's still a bit of a love triangle with Meghan, Ash, and Puck, although Ash will make a promise that will change things between him and Meghan forever. When they get word that the Winter and Summer Courts have banded together to fight the invasion of the Iron Court and the end of the Nevernever, Meghan is made an offer that she can't refuse, but to accept it could cost her not only her life, but the lives of the ones she cherishes the most. In a race against time, Meghan and her friends must enter the Iron realm and defeat the Iron King, or she will lose the people, and the world, she's come to love so much.
The novel moves right along with Meghan's first person narrative, and as usual Ms. Kagawa's prose flows beautiful and lush across the page, taking us into Meghan's adventure as if we were by her side. Family secrets are revealed and battles are fought on Faery battlegrounds while the fate of an entire world hangs in the balance. Meghan has to gather every bit of strength she has to journey into the Iron realm and kill the false king. Along the way she'll meet new friends, fight her way through a steampunk wasteland filled with magma lakes and mountains of lost things, iron fey attacks, and traitorous Winter fey, all while keeping her friends safe, and not losing herself in the process... Oh, and did I mention she gets to fly?
This is probably my favorite of the three novels and I'll be anxiously looking forward to The Iron Knight! by My Bookish Ways
Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com
Meghan Chase wants nothing more than to return home to her mother, step-dad, and little brother. She's gotten as far as her front yard when out of nowhere she is attacked by spidery-type iron fey creatures. Just when she thought that maybe she could return to a normal mortal life, Meghan is drawn back into the world of Never Never.
Ash, Puck, and Meghan are approached by representatives from the Summer and Winter Courts, and their banishments will be lifted if they agree to come back to Faery and aide in fighting the (new) Iron King. His army is encroaching on the magical lands, destroying everything in its path. Soon, there will be nothing left of the Summer and Winter Courts. The two sides have formed a reluctant alliance in their war. Of course, Meghan knows that the bargain means they want her to journey into the Iron realm and kill the Iron King.
Aided by the ever entertaining Grim, the three journey into the desolate land. Meghan is drawn by some unknown force, guiding her to where they need to go. They encounter a small band of resistant iron fey who soon become allies in the battle. With the aid of Glitch and an entertaining gremlin named Razor, Meghan does what she can to defeat the new Iron King.
THE IRON QUEEN, in my humble opinion, is the best tale of the series to date. From early on, the adrenaline rush starts, and doesn't let up until the back cover is closed. And even at that point, when I got to the final page, I wanted to scream, "No! Don't leave me hanging like this!"
Meghan is such a strong character and has many hard choices to make. Ultimately, she is faced with what she wants and what needs to be done. It's a hard decision for anyone to make, and hardly easy for a seventeen-year-old. But Meghan follows her destiny with heart, spirit, and the assistance of true friends.
But it's not Meghan that kept me entranced throughout the entire book. Can I say "Go team Ash?" The Winter Prince is truly the most captivating part of this novel. The tension between Ash and Puck is non-stop, but it's Ash's unfailing loyalty to Meghan that just melts the heart.
I'm eager to see how THE IRON KNIGHT plays out, knowing that Ash's story will next be told. by TeensReadToounder review
A fantastic read
Having access to an ARC of The Iron Queen was the impetus for reading the first two books in the series The Iron King and The Iron Daughter. It was a gamble so I was hugely relieved to enjoy the series. Now I have to wait along with everyone else for the fourth installment, The Iron Knight.
I don?t want to give too much away, but if you are a fan of the Iron Fey series I have no doubt you will love Iron Queen. Pre order it today!
Once again, the story is characterised by exciting adventure and action. The False King has forced Winter and Summer to unite against him but his power is too great. Meghan knows she has to stand against the Iron Fey to save the NeverNever and with the help of Ash, Puck, Grim and some unlikely allies, they can only hope it will be enough.
Meghan?s character has always been an issue for me so I was thrilled to see her mature in this installment. I also felt that the relationship between Meghan and Ash finally came into its own, it is tender and sweet raher than angsty.
To be honest its not hard to see where the book is going, particularly as this was apparently intended to be the last in a trilogy before the series gained such a fanbase, yet there are plenty of suprises, a stunning resolution and a final twist to lead us into the next installment. by Shelley Cusbertunder review