Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa Book Review + Giveaway

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen 
Published: January 25, 2011 
Genre: Young Adult fantasy 
paperback-384 pages

Summary:

In less than twenty-four hours I'll be seventeen.

Although, technically, I won't actually be turning seventeen. I've been in the Nevernever too long. When you're in Faery, you don't age. So while a year has passed in the real world, agewise I'm probably only a few days older than when I went in.

In real life, I've changed so much I don't even recognize myself.

MY NAME IS MEGAN 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 from author’s website)

My Review:

The Iron Fey series continues with The Iron Queen, the third book in the series by Julie Kagawa. Megan Chase, the half-faery half-human exiled daughter of a faery king, continues her story right were The Iron Daughter left off.

She thought she was returning to her normal mortal life. Things are never that simple with the fey around. Her journey continues as she must find a way to save those she cares about and stop the war that rages in faery, again. This time though, it is all up to her, and everything is at stake, her life, her friends, all of faery, her best friend Puck and her love Ash.

I don’t want to give too many spoilers away to those that haven’t read the rest of the series and I really don’t want to spoil this one for any of you, so I’m keeping this review short.

All our favorite characters are back and will leave you laughing, tearing up and wanting more. The Ash vs Puck debate can rage on again. Many questions are answered, though sometimes you may wish they weren’t. Get comfy, because you won’t want to put this one down. A thrilling book from start to finish!

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Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa:

1. The Iron King

1.5. Winter’s Passage (novella) download for free through 1/31/2011 @ Enter the Faery World

2. The Iron Daughter

3. The Iron Queen

4. The Iron Knight (2011?)

 

*This book was given to me by Big Honcho Media for an honest review. Read on to find out how to win your very own copy & more!*

 

You can find Julie Kagawa around the web:

Website I Blog I Twitter I Facebook I Goodreads

 

 

*~Giveaway~*

One (1) winner from this site receives:

  • Copies of The Iron King, The Iron Daughter and The Iron Queen! (Yep, all three!!) Courtesy of Big Honcho Media & Harlequin Teen!

Rules:

  • Must be 13 years of age or older.
  • Contest open to residents of the U.S. & Canada ONLY.
  • Leave a comment with your email address. (If you don’t feel comfortable leaving your email address, you can email it to me but you MUST still leave a comment.)
  • Contest ends Monday, February 7th, 2011 @ 11:59 pm CST

 

Go check out The Iron Fey Facebook Page to find out the other awesome things going on w/ The Iron Queen’s release!

About the Iron Fey series:

In The Iron King, debut author Julie Kagawa introduced a new, evolved order of faery. In less than twenty-four hours Meghan Chase will be sixteen. Countless stories, songs and poems have been written about this wonderful age, when a girl finds true love and the stars shine for her and the handsome prince carries her off into the sunset.  But Meghan suspects that it won’t be that way for her. After all, Meghan has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagine.

In The Iron Daughter, Kagawa explores love and betrayal in a faery world gone mad. A half faery princess, half human girl becomes a pivotal part of a deadly conflict between two warring factions of faery.

The winds of war gather in Kagawa's newest novel, The Iron Queen. Meghan Chase thought they’d left Faery behind forever, but pressing matters cause the three exiles to be summoned to war. A new alliance is made, along with a few contracts, of course, and Meghan, half Summer faery princess, half human, is pressed to choose Fey over her mortal beginnings. Will she abandon her human heart for an iron will that will help her survive? For as Meghan can confirm—in real life, unlike books, faery tales don’t necessarily have happy endings.

70 comments:

Lexie said...

I want to read this series so bad! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Teril said...

OH I loved the first two books I cannot wait for the release today.

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Awesomesauce Book Club said...

Awesome Giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win it!!
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Kaya H said...

My mom showed me to this series and it is amazing. My sisters and I are all reading it and fighting over our pair of copies so I would love my own set to lord over them ;)

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laceyinthesky said...

I would love to read this!

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Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! I have been wanting to read this series. Thanks for the chance!

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Jolene Allcock and Family said...

I keep seeing these books everywhere and want to get ahold of them soo bad. They sound amazing!! Thanks so much for the chance to win

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Ariel said...

I've only heard good things about these books and have been hoping to get my hands on them!

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tetewa said...

I've been hearing alot about this series, sounds good! tWarner419@aol.com

Stephanie said...

This looks like a great series. Thanks for the giveaway.

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SandyG265 said...

I'm looking foward to reading Iron Queen.

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twimom101 said...

I am hoping to start the Iron King next week!
thanks for the giveaway!!
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ASHLEY HOLT said...

I've been hoping to read this series and it would be so great to actually own them!!!

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elaing8 said...

Awesome giveaway.Please count me in
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Rhianna said...

Glad to see you back and blogging Amanda Leigh!

I heart this series so much, glad to see the awesomesauce continues with The Iron Queen.

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Amy said...

Would love to read this! I love books about faery.

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donnas said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

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SheilaMart33 said...

Oh wow, what an awesome, contest. I have wanted to read these books so bad they are actually on my wish list. I would die to win this set. I have two teen daughters ages 15 & 17 and this would be a great set to introduce to them as well.

Please add me to the drawing :)

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Elie said...

What an incredible giveaway. I have not read this yet, I was waiting so I could read them together! Thanks for the chance.

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pixie13 said...

Awesome giveaway! Only read the first book; would love to finish the series. Please accept my entry. Thanks~

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Robin K said...

Fantastic contest! I would love to win.

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Idris said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway!!!!

A friend let me borrow the first book, and I loved it… and now I'm eating my nails, wondering what will happen in the following books. I would love to have them.

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Cathie said...

Sounds great!

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Definitely, Maybe. said...

Great giveaway. I'd love to be entered. My email is:

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Jen said...

OOOhhhhh!!! Yea! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I absolutely LOVE this series because it's such a unique twist on faeries!

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Jessica said...

I want to read this series--I've recently taken a liking to young adult novels.
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Barbara E. said...

Oh wow, this is wonderful. I haven't had a chance to pick up any of the series yet, but I've been wanting to start it.

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Sy said...

This is such an awesome giveaway because I haven't read any of these books yet and I've read such rave reviews about them!

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YzhaBella's BookShelf said...

All 3? WOW WOW WOW! Awesome Event! I'd do just about anything to get my hands on this series! Thanks for hosting!

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Sylvia said...

I've read The Iron King and seriously loved it! I don't really "fall in love" with paranormal books but I did with this one:)

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Crystal ♥ said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I have been wanting to read this series.
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Orchid said...

Eek! I have been absolutely dying to read this series but my library doesn't have it. Thanks so much for the giveaway. ^_^

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Nadinax said...

I am in love with this series. Can't wait to read the final book <3

Thanks for the giveaway!

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JenM said...

I love this series. I have the first two books in e-format and I'd love to win all three in paperback.

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stacey said...

I Have Been Wanting to Read these Book For Awhile Just Could not Aford them.Here is Hoping to win them
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Anonymous said...

I so want the books and hoping I can have them..I really love the iron Fey series..anyway great review..:)

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Theresa M said...

This series is Amazing! I'm really looking forward to reading the last book! Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

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Bethany C. said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I love these covers (oh, but I'm sure the words inside are good too)!

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mountie9 said...

I have heard tons of good things about the series but haven't had a chance to check them out yet
Thanks for the chance to win them

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Bells said...

Another series that I haven't had the chance to read. I've heard everyone talking about it and I hope to read it one day.

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Mariana said...

Please count me in!

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♫♥LovLivLife Reviews♥♫ said...

Fantastic review!!=)

I've read book one and Winter Passage LOVED them both but I really need to read on. Please enter ,e!!=)


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Katy said...

There are GREAT books, I have yet to read the last one but I own the other two and the short story on Kindle. I love these books, though, and have been wanting to buy the physical copies to my shelf (I only buy physical copies of books I'd be proud to display, and re-read). I'm glad i stumbled by this blog! Go facebook.

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Jennifer said...

I think this series sounds very interesting.

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Alyssa said...

I really want to read this series!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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25kati said...

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I would love to read this series!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the awesome giveway.

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Sara M said...

I've only read the first book, but is was really good. I can't wait to catch up on this series.

Sara M
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Patricia said...

I want this series so bad!
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Shanise said...

OOOO!!! A friend told me she loves this series!! Would love to win this. ^_^;

- Shanise
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SweetShenanigans said...

These books look like an awesome read! Thanks for the generous giveaway!
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*Melissa* said...

So excited about this giveaway. Thank you so much ive been wanting to read this series.
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Julie S said...

Oh this series sounds soooo good!

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Pamk said...

I'd love to win this series. It's not often that I can share what I read with my 15 yr old son. but he loves books about the Fey and will devour these. Probably have them read before I finish whatever book I'm reading at the time lol.
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Shadow Girl said...

Oh wow! Great giveaway! I hope I win!*Crosses fingers*

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GMR said...

Definitely appreciate the non-spoilerish review. But, holy toledo! Awesome prize alert! Really great that it's for all three.....especially since I have yet to tackle this series and I've heard such great things about it. Thanks for the chance! Happy reading!

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Onge said...

Thank you for the amazing giveaway! I've only read the first one and can't wait to read the next two. I am so excited there will be an Iron Knight. Hopefully it will be soon.
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Marcie said...

This is a fantastic giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win.
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Vivien said...

I really love this series. Can't wait to read Iron Queen


Vivien
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TheGirlOnFire said...

I would love to win this one! The books are great so far.

Stephanie

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April X said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I LOVEEEEE these books :D

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CiNdY said...

AwEsOmE!!! Count me in please!! Thanks for a chance to win!!
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Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Cait @ Love Letters said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'm crossing my fingers that I win, as I really want to read this series!

Castergirl172 said...

Boy do I want to win!!! Inane always wanted to read them!!!
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Judy said...

Goodness!! All three books. I would be in heaven:)


Judy
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Pokadots1121 said...

Amazing giveaway! I would love to win the whole series. I've been wanting read them for awhile.
Thanks!!
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Nathalie Brault said...

Wow I've heard so much about these books, I'd lovve to win this series,
thanks for the giveaway.

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Breanne said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I've really been wanting to read these

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Ashley said...

Oh my goodness! You have no idea how much I would LOVE to win these! They look/sound great and the covers are lovely!

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