OMG That freaking ending I can t even people, the FEELSI CAN NOT believe I have had these books for so long and they are so freaking awesome I have so many books hanging out here with me that I haven t gotten to yet How many gems do I have Being able to love so many genres of books is just amazing Yes, you get the ones you don t like from time to time, but mostly they are so wonderful I love to be taken away to all of these places and it doesn t matter if someone else loves the same book as you It doesn t matter if someone loves the same genre as you, just loving a book and supporting people that love books is amazing This book is both wonderful and sad Meghan has balls of steel let me tell you She s such a strong person, even when she s having sad moments She is strong to do whatever it takes to save the ones she loves Sob In the last book, Meghan and Ash were exhiled I spelled that wrong, from the Faery world But they were only in the human world for like 5 minutes when the freaking Iron Fae come looking for Meghan A person can t even have a minute to do anything Meghan and Ash are being dragged back into Nevernever because some stuff is going down Oh, and Puck got exhiled too when he went looking for them so he s back in Nevernever going to go on a fight with them It s like, yes you just killed one evil being but there is no time to sit down, we have to go and get this other evil being killed The said evil being is the False Iron King It s this whole thing, you need to read the books This time the Seelie and Unseelie Courts ban together to fight the Iron Realm and it s not easy because Iron kills them at the drop of a hat But they hold off the best they can so Meghan, Ash, Puck, Grimalkin and a little ragtag go and try to defeat this false king And this whole time the real Iron King that Meghan defeated before is still with her She absorbed him, that s all I m saying, it sounds gross but it s something else Anyway, with Meghan s awesome powers and insights things are mostly set to right I really hope in the other books in this realm some things will change what happened at the end of this book I don t want it left like this, although, it could have been much worse SighMY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List 2.5This is way better than the previous installment, but since some chapters, though not too many, just three or four, were so boring as to practically compel me to skim through than actually read them, I can t honestly bring myself to rate this 3 stars I wished that, for once, faery tales real faery tales, not Disney fairy tales would have a happy ending I wished that too, but Meghan didn t die, so, adios happy ending There ll be other occasions.Okay, I m usually not this harsh towards fictional characters, and I don t like to be, so I ve made up my mind I won t bully Meghan in this review Also because I ve abudantly vented my fury and indignation in my reviews of both The Iron King and The Iron Daughter.Only, allow me to say two things firstly, that once again she proved her extreme and stubborn childishness when she accused Puck of, basically, view spoiler having saved her father s life hide spoiler So, this is it Wow I can t even begin to explain how much I loved this book I know, this has been said many times before but I have to repeat it This was epic The Iron Queen picks up right after Meghan and Ash got exiled and tells the story of Meghan s last fight against the False Iron King and her attempt to save the Nevernever This was an epic story about bravery, loyalty, friendship, true love as well as despair, loss and sacrifices.All my beloved characters were back in this book Grim was his usual mysterious self, providing I am a cat as an explanation for almost everything, and Puck was still the funny and loyal, though a little bitter, best friend that I ve grown to love Then there were some new characters that added to the fun like Glitch and Razor I fell in love with Razor right away I want my very own little Gremlin And, of course, there were Meghan and Ash I adored Meghan in this third installment of the Iron Fey series She s grown up, she s brave and loyal and displays the possession of some serious guts But the best character of this entire series is Ash He really gets to shine in this book I enjoyed seeing his icy facade melt and getting a glimpse at the amazing person that lies beneath it Both Ash and Puck made my eyes well up several times with their declarations of love and dedication to Meghan.There has rarely been a book that managed to suck me into the story as thoroughly as the books of the Iron Fey series have You know how sometimes your thoughts drift off while reading It doesn t mean that the book is bad, it just happens Well, this was definitely not the case here I love Kagawa s worldbuilding and the dark and brooding atmosphere her writing style creates It s like a mixture of Alice in Wonderland, Matrix and The Lord of the Rings and made me forget everything around me Her writing was so vivid, I saw the world unfold before my inner eye like I was watching a movie Truly amazing.As for the romanceI have mentioned before that I m not a big fan of that instant love at first sight thing It rarely works for me Where it did work, for example, was Twilight Yes, I am one of those people Don t hit me, please And after having finished the Iron Queen I can say, here it worked again Ash is justhe s soI am at loss for words Nothing I can say would do him justice but let me tell you this He nudged Edward off his throne That s how much I adore this character.As for the ending Oh.My.Freaking.God To say that I cried like a baby would put it mildly I m talking heart wrenching, all consuming sobs here And now I am desperate, yes desperate to read the Iron Knight Oh GodLast but not least, thanks to Harlequin Enterprises for the opportunity to read this book now, instead of having to wait until February 2011 Thanks so much I know, this is getting old but I have to mention this I LOVE these two quotes They made me fall in love with Ash all over againHey, I whispered, as Ash slipped his arms around my waist from behind, drawing me close I could feel his glare aimed at Puck over my head, a silent, protective gesture that spoke louder than any words Mine Back off One thing Ash said in his dangerous, soft voice as we turned away If you do not return with her Ash continued staring him down, I will turn this entire camp into a bloodbath That is my promiseSongs I listened to while reading On the nature of daylight by Max Richter All that is good by Tyler Bates Evenstar Lord of the Rings sound track Violin Concerto II by Philip GlassStef and Morgan, thanks for providing the right soundtrack for this book It made the reading experience so much intense While I was reading the final chapters I listended to on the nature of daylight by Max Richter and it made my heart shatter into a million tiny pieces.Kim, I really enjoyed our reading date Thanks, hun Alright, that s it I m locking myself up in a closet now and I won t come out before a certain dark faery knight shows up and offers to take me away. Ah, I ve finally come to the end of this series sort of It s quite clear to me that I really am not a fan of Julie Kagawa s writing style but I m always hopeful Sadly, I have resigned myself to believing that this is not going to change, not now and not ever.There was nothing really offensive to me in this book as they were in the previous ones The story moved at a decent enough clip, I suppose, though I find myself having to force myself to finish it because her prose is just so dry and boring Her writing is very rough and stilted, lacking any finesse or subtlety The dialogue was particularly cringe worthy at times, being either too sappy or too clich Even the witty lines of banter traded between Puck, Ash, and Meghan gave me a moment of pause because my only thought was where have I heard this before I have finally realized why I dislike Ash so much He reads like a fangirl s wet panty fantasy of Sephiroth, only in faerie disguise and in a different book I mean, really, how can you not see the similarities He s cold and distant, got lots of nice, long, glossy hair, wields a sword with skills like no one s business, and well, supposedly, he s hot beyond the extremes Case in point Does that look a wee bit familiar No, well then I have a good explanation for this It s no wonder Ash constantly a giant ice cube rammed up his ass if his true name is Ashallyn darkmyr Tallyn What kind of sissy name is that I would forealz be a stuck up bitch loser if I had some shitz0r name like that Ahahaha Thank freaking goodness Meghan decided to cut the water works in this series If I had to hear about how much her tears spilled out of her eyes or whatever nonsense like that I think I d take Ash s own sword and stab her through the gut Now she ll really have something to cry about, the loser At least this time in this book she doesn t stand around like a loser She actually gets involved in things Haha Too bad the sex scene you guys were waiting for was nothing than a super short paragraph and a very vague fade to black No hot fantasies here Not that I would ever have one with him, eew And, omg, there was one point in the book I wanted to facepalm so hard Okay, so Meghan finds this cellphone and it has a Hello Kitty sticker on it with and I quote Japanese kanji WHO ARE THE FACT CHECKERS HERE Kanji is already Japanese, so therefore the need to call it Japanese is redundant If that was the case why didn t she just call it Japanese characters HELLO Does anyone get super annoyed by these simple errors like me I mean it could have been fixed in two seconds if someone just googled up kanji Bleh Spoiler here, I d suggest skipping if you don t want to know.The ending was mildly interesting in that there was a lot of action and that final showdown everyone was looking forward too I found it quite disappointing that the guy was killed off so easy Like, wut I just gotta tap into my super uber SPECIAL power I didn t know I had and OMG, HE DIES No Just no I was about to scream HELLZ YEAH, when Meghan was dying because I could not stand any of her pathetic, emo riffic thoughts And then I was all HOORAY, THANK THE WRITING GODS that her and Ash are now PERMANENTLY split up I could not stand any of their mushy mushy, let s kiss kiss times ANYMORE Freaking sap ass fairy Ima teach him how a REAL bad ass fairy is supposed to look like.Oh, hellz yeah.Sephiroth would beat the shit out of him Ash with his HAIR Hah But anyway, the ending while actually resolved makes me mad because obviously it s open ended and now there s gonna be another book from ASH S POINT OF VIEW Watch I bet it s all gonna be about omg, Puck that evil bastard killed my ex girlfriend, then omg, Meghan I love and misses you so much and we needs to have hot loving time, but NO YOU REJECTED ME PAH You give fairies a bad name Yes, totally intentional XD.Update Since I was quoted in Julie Kagawa s post I guess I ll have to add on to this I didn t say her name Julie Kagawa, you give fairies a bad name as is stated in my review I ll make it clear that I was listening to this song while writing to the review which is where the line came from I believe I was referring to Ash giving fairies a bad name, not her Besides if you listen to this song, I think it sums up Ash and Meghan s relationship quite well And, seriously This review is just a critique of her story and if I someday get published I would not give a shit if someone wrote negative reviews The snarkier, or blunt, or straight to the point the better As for not saying this to someone s face in person I sure as fuck would I express myself freely and how I want so they get to do the same too. Final rating 4 5 starsSo how the hell do i start this review Lemme seeA long, long, time ago, in a fae land not so far away, nevernever was under an attackNope, sounds like Weird Al Yankovic s song So um lemme see i know With an interview The guest of this interview today is the book The Iron Queen , for short IQ IQ So let s start from the beginning, shall we ME Sure DIQ So, for starters, how do you feel about me ME You were amusing, fun and lovely book, but i hated one thing about you, and your sisters The Iron Daughter and The Iron King Which is the reason i gave you 4.5 stars sighs IQ What could that possibly be ME Meghan Who else At least i am finally free of her YAAAAAAY IQ May i hear the reason why ME Her unbearable and intolerable stupidity knows no bounds She hurt both Ash and Puck and then it takes her a while to say i am sorry My poor babies were hurt and they always forgive her rage Whyyyy Be men for once and be angry, like really angry at her IQ ME Ain t i right insert desperate Loki shouting TELL ME IQ Y yesbut she got better through the book and especially towards the end ME That s a debatable question.But i did like her in the end It was a brave thing to do.IQ Ouuuch Anywaywhat about Ash and Puck ME I wanna hug Ash and tell him its all right And now i finally know his true beautiful complicated i cannot even say it name Ashallyn darkmyr TallynYou are my heart, my life, my entire existence But i seriously hope he wont ever change, become something i hate or whatever in the next book.IQ You know well i cannot answer that.ME Yep, i know And Puck I loved him With all of his kick ass commentsI want her to be happy, and she s most happy with you Maybe this will make up for past mistakes He shook his head and returned to his normal idiocy So, either you say, Sure, I d love to have you along, or you have a big bird dropping things on your head the whole tripAnd he deserves his own happy ending too DIQ I feel the same There was this particular scene in the book where Meghan and Ash had view spoiler Sex hide spoiler Everyone, this book BLEW MY MIND.00Amazing.BRILLIANT.OVERALL, IF I DIED WHILE READING THIS, THEN IT MUST BE A GOOD THING.There was action adventure I had a heart failure at the endingyah.But this had action, meaning Ash and Meghan being badass There was romance, meaning they kissed and made me die multiple times There was STUPID Oberon meaning WHO S GONNA F CKING KICK HIS ASS FOR ME And there was laughter, peace and view spoiler poor Puck ending up with nobody sob hide spoiler If you have not read this series please do I am so very in love with it This installment was probably my favorite of the three.I think one of my favorite parts of reading a series is watching the characters develop And The Iron Fey series was an excellent example of that Ash proved himself to be than an ice cold heart, Puck s incessant mischief even gives way to seriousness and Meghan, once a insecure school girl, find courage beyond her means It was powerful, I even cried goosebumps and everything.Meghan, girlfriend you kicked some butt, and I totally respect you for it.Besides the characters, the story itself was also completely encompassing Within the first few pages, I was swept up, into this stunning world that Julie has created and I didn t want to leave Julie s writing is so easy to read, and her imagery, the creatures in this world everything is just so very imaginative I m pleasantly surprised every time I read one of her novels And the love story reaches it s pinnacle and can I just say WOW and awwww and please, oh please, oh please and the most important reaction YOU RE KILLING ME I honestly can t say enough good things about these books and I wish I was a little eloquent, so that I could write a review worthy of it s awesomeness but you ll have to settle with this dear readers.An exciting ending to a truly magnificent series It was everything I could have wanted and I m DYING to read Ash s story THE IRON KNIGHT I.Am.Speechless This is easily one of the best series I have had the pleasure to read I read all of the books back to back and let me tell you Nothing ever prepared me for this epic adventure let alone the ending I struggled to actually sit and write a review for the first two books, because I was so caught upon the adventure I knew there was no way I could write a review until I read all three of the books So instead of just reviewing The Iron Queen, this will be an Iron Fey review Got it Ok, off we go The Iron Fey series is about a girl named Meghan Chase When we first meet her he day of her 16th birthday, she is a normal, quiet, teenage girl struggling to fit in at school However, when her brother is kidnapped by the fey, she travels to the Nevernever to rescue him alongside her best friend, Robbie Goodfell, who is the legendary Puck or Robin Goodfellow unbeknownst to her until then Along the way, she meets a Cait Sith named Grimilkin and the Winter Prince, Ash She also finds out she is a half fey and her father is non other than Lord Oberon, King of the Summer Court Along the journey, they discover a new breed of fey called Iron Fey They are growing in number and threaten to destroy the Nevernever as they know it.However, she never planned on falling in love with Ash and he her It is forbidden for summer and winter to fall in love I loved watching Ash and Megan s love grow for each other in this series It was beautiful I did think that in the Iron daughter, Meghan got a bit obsessive, reminding me of Bella swan, but it can be over looked because this series is just that amazing The character growth is brilliantly written By the end of the series Meghan is no longer a shy girl she is tough and knows what she wants And even though Ash vows to protect her, he realizes that she has changed and become strong The banter between Puck and Ash was classic And I swear no one can insult and compliment someone in the same sentence the way Grimilkin did The battle fight scenes were epic Very descriptive I felt like I too was fighting besides Ash, Puck and Meghan The best part of the series was the ending The last book Seriously If you pick up The Iron King and The Iron Daughter and are wondering what the hell I m hyping this up for, READ THE LAST BOOK It s one of the best books I have ever read It was perfect I think I cried for the entire ending I felt the hope, desire, and love I keep thinking there could have been another way Julie But that is what I love about this series, it s realistic fiction We don t always get what we want, no matter how hard we want it to be so Living a fairy tale doesn t change that And for that, I believe there was no other way to end this series with changing the book cannon Hats off to you Julie Kagawa That was truly remarkable In the words of Meghan Chase,It wasquite a ride Wasn t itIt sure was I desperately look forward to The Iron Knight and any future works from Julie Kagawa s imagination More reviews and at 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My Name Is Meghan ChaseI 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 ItThis Time, There Will Be No Turning Back Only kinda reading This is my go to book while waiting to read another one Love me some Ash
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