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 stay by my side. Drag me into the core of a conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.
This time, there will be no turning back.
Favourite Quote:"His forehead bumped softly against mine, his brilliant silver gaze searing into me. “I plan to keep you, from everyone, for as long as I’m alive. That includes Puck, the false king, and anyone else who would take you away.” One corner of his mouth quirked, as I struggled to catch my breath under his powerful scrutiny. “I guess I should’ve warned you that I have a slight possessive streak.”
The Iron Fey series is one of my all time favourites. So I was extremely excited to get ARC but was also a little worried that it wouldn't live up to the previous books. But there was no need to worry as The Iron Queen was AWESOME. It had the same action packed and surprise filled plot but it was also was more emotional (tears were shed) and had loads more delicious romance (yay!) than before.
My favourite element of this series is the magical world Julie Kagawa has created. I love all the different creatures. There are so many it is hard to keep up. Here is just a few: gliders, spider hags, packrats, gremlins, iron beetles, clockwork golems, hacker elves, dragons, iron horses, gryphon, musket elves, wireman…. Kagawa makes you wish that you were character in this book exploring Nevernever. And if you asked me which character I would love to explore Nevernever with I couldn't pick. I am constantly changing my mind about who is my favourite. Ash, Razor, Meghan, Grim, Puck, they are all amazing.
Meghan in the beginning is a little insecure (not in a bad and whiny way) but as the story goes on she becomes strong, confident and courageous. Ash is still the same gorgeous dark faery but he seems a little more open and happier. Puck however is a little more brooding this time but still manage to bring a sense of mischief and fun when he is around. Grim, definitely hasn’t changed as Puck says ‘He’ll show up when we least expect him, being all cool and mysterious I wouldn‘t worry about that furball.” We are also introduced to some new characters Glitch and Razor. I have especially taken a liking to Razor, a gremlin, he is both cute and crazy and I want one.
The romance is beautiful. Although sometimes I would have liked a little more details. Hint, hint for next time (I can only hope Julie Kagawa is reading this).
Oh my what an ending. I won't say anything else but that I am very happy that Julie Kagawa is writing The Iron Knight.
Overall, fans of this series won’t be disappointed. And if you love fey tales or fantasy and you haven’t read this series you really need to do so immediately.
Thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin Teen for providing me with a copy.