Title: The Iron Queen.
Author: Julie Kagawa.
Published: January 25th 2011.
Publisher: Harlequin Teen.
Sort: Part 3 from ‘The iron fey.’
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.
This is my favorite book from ‘The Iron Fey’ so far. Ash and Meghan are banned from the faery world, but Meghan isn’t planning on staying away. After an attack from The Iron Fey in her mortal world, she decides to take things into her own hands. First, she must do a couple of things to get her father back from Leanansidhe. The exiled queen gives them a safe place to stay.
Meghan finds out that Puck knew about her father and she is really angry with him. She even sends him away, but soon it’s time to ask him for help. It appears that her magic is struggling: she has the Iron and Summer power and they won’t mix. Puck must help her to control it, otherwise she can’t use either of them.
One day, they get a offer from the Summer and Winter court. If she defeats the new and fake Iron King, their banishment is over. They can’t turn it down, but there comes the real problem. How the hell do they get to The Iron King and how can she defeat him? She can’t use her power and his realm is spreading fast: which means that he is gaining a lot of power. I liked that our heroin really suffered in the end. Not that I enjoy that, but it made it realistic. In real life, you have to fight for it, so I like that she had a tough battle.
First of all, I loved the romance in this book! Since their relationship is developing, it feels so.. real. I tend to like Puck more, but I get her feelings for Ash: he does sound handsome and he is incredibly sweet for her. I had to include this quote:
‘Ash brushed the hair from my neck and leaned close to my ear, his voice so soft not even Grimalkin could’ve heard it. “I love you,” he murmured, and my heart nearly burst out of my chest. “Whatever happens, we’re together now.”’