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The Iron Queen

(Daughters of Zeus #3)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  2,089 ratings  ·  192 reviews
The Daughters of Zeus, Book 3

His love could destroy their world.

Life is hell for Persephone. Zeus will stop at nothing to gain access to the living realm and the Underworld. As the only living god with a right to both, Persephone’s in trouble. Captured and tortured beyond the limits of her resolve, Persephone must find the power to stand against Zeus. But will she be stro
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 26th 2015 by ImaJinn Books (first published May 16th 2013)
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May 22, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: audiobook
Forget about the last book in the series, i'm done!
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love anything Greek mythology so this series just calls to me. I am actually enjoying the Daughters of Zeus series more than I thought I would since starting the previous books. They are fast paced with a lot of new twists to the Greek mythology stories. I am moving on to the Aphrodite trilogy very soon. I believe the description on Goodreads said that Aphrodite’s trilogy follows the happenings of what happened in Persephone’s trilogy so hopefully the demi gods’ mystery gets solved in her stor ...more
Helena of Eretz ✰
I really enjoyed this ending!!! It had a surprising amount of twists and turns!!! Shockingly, this is one of the better YA mythology series I’ve read, which I didn’t expect when I first picked it up. I also like what Kaitlin Bevis has done with the Greek pantheon. Now, that Persephone’s arc has wrapped up, I’m excited to see how Aphrodite’s will go!!!
Oh my Hades! What a great conclusion (I don't like to call it conclusion because I want another lol) for this series.

4.5 Stars

I love you Hades! Marry me!
I had to say it, sorry.

This book started just after Persephone was abducted by Zeus in the second book. In this one, she was trapped in a castle in the sky (how cool is that?). Nevertheless, she wasn't enjoying a minute of it because Zeus tortured her (mentally and physically) every time he had the opportunity (sometimes he would even get bored,

She’d be rounding the corner now well above the park, oblivious to the way the plants she passed leaned toward her. Persephone was beautiful. Vibrant. Light and vitality pulsed from her that like the first warm gust of a spring breeze promised everything would soon be new and alive again, that winter would thaw into life. Everything was drawn to her.


For the first time, I realized how dangerous Persephone was. There’s a reason gods are so ambivalent about
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: those who want to avoid the Goddess Test poor writing and slut shaming
I got this ebook in exchange for an honest review.

What a great end to a lovely series!
Okay, I'll try to review this but I may have to come back later to this when I've actually had some sleep so forgive me if I'm incoherent and a bit emotional (everything becomes very sensitive at 4am okay?).
The Iron Queen was action-packed, extremely funny (I was giggling to myself at 3am, lit by my Kindle - dignified stuff), full of nice, heart-warming family/friendship moments without ever falling into the
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is one of my favourite book series. Hades and Persephone have recently become one of my favourite mythological couples to read about and this series really hits it home. The last novel (Daughter of Earth and Sky) left off on a MAJOR cliffhanger, so I was really anxious to get my hands on this one and as soon as I did, I didn't put it back down.

Persephone has been through a lot in the past couple of books, but this one definitely pushes her to limits that she is not entirely sure that she ca
Katie Scarlett O Hara
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I think this is my favorite one in the series.
Jess at Such a Novel Idea
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Why You Should Buy It

This is the third book in the Daughters of Zeus trilogy and wraps up the modern-day love story of Hades and Persephone. If you love Greek mythology and young adult books, this series is a perfect choice!

My Thoughts

*I won a copy of this e-book through Kaitlin Bevis' Facebook page.*

A couple of years ago I got my first Nook and began to dive into the world of e-reading. This was also in the time period I read the Hung
Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi/James
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One thing I didn't admit while ago. I didn't know the myth about Persephone before I've read the first book in this series. It's strange considering how popular it is. Of curse after reading Persephone I immediately had to find everything about it. Now two books later I can happily say that Kaitlin managed to put that myth into modern world and she did that really successfully.

This series started we can say typically. We had a girl who didn't know who she wa
Lauryn April
Apr 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars. Well written plot, but wanted more Persephone and Hades. This book was different from the first two because it’s not just told through Persephone’s POV, but alternates with Hades and Aphrodite’s POV. While I loved reading parts of the story from Hades’ point of view and even Aphrodite's, it felt like less of the story was about Hades and Persephone and more about all of the gods. I enjoyed getting to know more about them, but I wanted there to be more focus on Persephone and Hades.

Aug 26, 2015 rated it liked it
This is the third book in the Daughters of Zeus series. I have enjoyed the YA mythology in this series, but this was the weakest book of the series yet. There are spoilers ahead if you haven’t read the previous two books in this series.

Persephone has been captured by Zeus. Zeus wants Persephone to swear fealty to him so that he can have access to all the worlds. Zeus is torturing Persephone mercilessly and Persephone hopes that she can withstand the torture and not give in. Meanwhile Hades would
Teresa Mary Rose
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
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This is another series where I am incredibly thankful for the day I decided to join the blogging community. I never ever would have picked this series up were it not for blogging. It is such a hidden gem and I just want to make every mythology loving person pick up this series and start reading it as soon as possible. Kaitlin Bevis has taken mythology and thrown it on its head and created a world you cannot help but get lost in.

Persephone has reall
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Life is hell for Persephone. Zeus will stop at nothing to gain access to the living realm and the Underworld. As the only living god with a right to both, Persephone’s in trouble. Captured and tortured beyond the limits of her resolve, Persephone must find the power to stand against Zeus. But will she be strong enough?
Meanwhile, Hades contemplates desperate measures to rescue his queen. Persephone never thought of herself as dangerous, but there’s a reason gods never marry for love. A being wit
Cocktails and Books
As much as I loved the ending to this series, I was left feeling like the relationship between Hades and Persephone didn't move forward for for either of them to finally say, yes, they had that kind of love for one another. Zeus has planted doubts, serious doubts, in both of their minds (right up until the end) but these two just went about their lives and that was that. I know his is going to arc off into Aphrodite and Adonis, but I just feel like Persephone and Hades' story is incomplete, give ...more
SO I finished this bad boy at work today....hope my boss never sees this... ;) just kiddie, she is a sweetie anyways! on to the review!

Song Choice: I am going to go with "My Father's Father" by The Civil Wars, for what reason i am not 100% sure i just listen to it and think yeah this could work.... i don't know why... so let me give you some better ones. "Wash." by Bon Iver, and one more... "Soft Skin" by Mountain Man

First thoughts: So warning third in series, so seriously if you havent read the
Tiffany Marin
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, ya, romance, mythology
His love just might destroy the world.
Life has become a living hell for Persephone. Zeus will stop at nothing to gain access to the realm of the living and the Underworld. And, since Persephone is the only living god who has the rights to both realms, she's in a world of trouble. Since she can't allow those living in either of her realms to fall into the hands of Zeus, she must, somehow, find a way to remain strong and stand against him. While this is going on, Hades is desperately looking for w
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
Originally posted at City of Books

I just finished The Iron Queen today, and I had to write a review immediately! I was so pleasantly surprised when I got the opportunity to read and review this, and I began it the second it showed up in my inbox. The Iron Queen is the final book in Persephone's story arc, and it sure did pack a punch. I simply couldn't put this one down!

This book is told in the perspectives of Persephone, Hades, and Aphrodite. I loved all of their narratives so much, because I c
M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews
I have read quite a few retellings of the Hades and Persephone story in various novels, short stories, and etc because it remains one of my favorite myths. Some stories have been set in historical time, others in modern day, some were more romantic or erotic, others not so much.
One of my favorite genres of books is novels based off retellings and twists on not just the myth of Hades and Persephone, but mythology, fairy tales, and folklore in general. Being a history buff, I really enjoy seeing w
Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
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*There may be a few minor spoilers ahead.

I'm a big fan of this series, or so I was before reading this book. It starts off right at the moment that book 2 left open. I, personally, love kidnappings in books, but it depends on the way it's handled by that author. Mrs. Bevis weaved this book amazingly well. That doesn't mean that I liked the book.

I'm a big lover of greek mythology and have a soft spot for re-tellings of Hades and Persephone's story
Molly Ringle
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The adventure continues, and it's big stuff! The Greek deities, often at odds with each other, now have to band together for the task of taking on Zeus, who's holding Persephone captive in a bid to acquire the power of the Underworld. Zeus, whom you might know as some heroic leader of gods from other sources (*cough*DisneyHercules*cough*), is in this series more like his actual self from mythology, which is to say, a dangerous, selfish, devious sociopath.

But then, going by mythology, most of th
Kimber Wheaton
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, ya
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

My name is Kimber Leigh and I'm a mythology addict. Greek, Roman, Norse, Celtic; doesn't really matter, I love it all. My favorite pair has always been Hades and Persephone. It irks me that Hades tends to be portrayed as a villain. Perhaps this is part of the reason I like this series so much. Far and away, my favorite of the three books is the first, Persephone.

Persephone is an amazingly strong and intelligent girl. Her inn
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: author-request
The author gave me this book in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed the first two installments of this series, which is a play on the Persephone story as well as other Greek myths. We have been following Persephone, her husband and fortunately, the man she loves, Hades, and a long list of other characters, all who have their unique spin. We continue the story from the first two books, where Persephone has gotten a lot of attention for her potential for having lots of power. She has be

Yeeeeees. This was everything I'd expected and more. SO MUCH MORE. I just woke up from a really long nap and finished the rest of the book so I'm feeling pretty wonky at the moment. This third book had a significantly less amount of crazy than the second book, but holy crap - was it interesting to read or what. The way everything fell together, the way everyone came together to help Persephone, was amazing. It was so gratifying to watch how Persephone's character grew and evolved throughout the
Unlike Persephone and Daughter of the Earth and Sky, The Iron Queen is written from the POV narratives of three characters: Persephone, Hades, and Aphrodite. And Hades' portions certainly make Persephone and Hades one of my favourite fictional couples. I've read each of them may be ten to eleven times. Thank you Kaitlin Bevis for presenting Hades as a romantic hero.

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Nov 04, 2014 rated it liked it
My least favorite in the series. It had one of those endings where everyone is totally messed up and you definitely can't feel like it is a happy ending because there is a depressing undertone to it all. But, it is better than it could have ended. So, yay, I guess...

The best part of the book for me was getting Aphrodite's POV because she is super snarky and funny as hell. She has the best internal dialogue going on throughout the book, and she is absolutely shameless in owning her power over men
Sharon Mariampillai
Actual Rating: 3.25

This was a good read. I thought it was slower than the other two books. It didn't give me the same excitement. I thought it was interesting to see the characters interact. I still love Hades. He had this charm about him. He was the most interesting and complex character. However, my favourite is always Artemis. However, I thought there were some moments when I was just bored at. The thing I really liked about this book was the way Kaitlin Bevis was able to incorporate Greek
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
WOW. The end of this series was great. The story was so good that after the last page I was left wanting more. At first, after reading this book, I wasnt sure if it was the end ,but alas, it was. Great book. 4 stars.
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
This book gets an extra star for the Disney's Hercules reference, but besides that I really didn't enjoy it at all. Maybe because I listened to it at the gym and was distracted by the guy with the fine ass but I had a hard time paying attention to it.
Montserrat Garcia
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I can't believe it. After so much time and so many feats, I cannot believe that it has ended like this.
I left with a doubt but I hope it is clarified in the following book or with a rereading.
Hades, I will always love you. <3
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I spent my childhood curled up with a book, and a pen. If the ending didn’t agree with me, I rewrote it. Now, I write my own endings, middles, and beginnings for the Daughters of Zeus series, including the best selling novel, Persephone.

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