Title: The Iron Queen
Author: Julie Kagawa
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358 pages, Publisher: Harlequin Teen
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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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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. (Summary provided by Harlequin TEEN.)
Anyone who reads this blog on a regular basis knows by now that I love the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. For those of you who are new to The Well-Read Wife or are unfamiliar with the series, the Iron Fey is about a girl named Meghan Chase. Meghan was living her life as a normal yet awkward teen when one day all of that changed. Over the course of the series Meghan is pulled into the drama and politics of the Nevernever (the place where the faeries live) as well as learning of the existence of (and being forced to fight) the deadly Iron Fey.
The Iron Queen is the third book in the Iron Fey series and like the title of this post says, the series gets better with each book. Kagawa’s characters each have a richly developed back story that really causes the reader to invest in the story, and Kagawa is a master at pacing her stories just right. She’s a master-plotter? And just when it seems like every possible faerie idea has been done Kagawa takes the genre in a new direction. Kagawa’s tale of a young girl coming to terms with responsibility beyond her years is captivating.
I was in the airport on a layover when I finished the last third of this book, and I cried when I got to the end. I quickly looked around to make sure no one was looking. Crying in the airport over a book was definitely a first for me. But it was really sad! I dare say Mr. T would cry in an airport after reading this book. However, it is definitely worth the tears. I cannot wait to read The Iron Knight (Iron Fey #4)!
Contest Alert! One commenter will win a copy of The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa! To enter leave a comment on this post answering the following question: Has a book ever made you cry? I’ll pick a winner via random number generator and post the winner at the end of this post on Friday, February 25, 2011. Good luck! The Winner is Elisquared! If you didn’t win don’t despair! Sometime in the next week i will have another giveaway.:)