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The Iron Queen

(The Iron Fey #3)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  102,509 ratings  ·  4,975 reviews
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'
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 25th 2011 by Harlequin Teen
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Of all the books in 'The Iron Fey' series, 'The Iron Queen' is my favorite. This book is pivotal and takes the story in an entirely new direction. Not only is this book filled with action and adventure, but I finally got to see the romance between Meghan and Ash evolve.

Not only does the relationship between Meghan and Ash grow, but Meghan undergoes a great deal of self-discovery and growth as an individual. 'The Iron Queen' really is Meghan's "coming of age" book. She grows stronger, both physic
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
OMG! That freaking ending! I can't even people, the FEELS

I 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 more 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
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 w
Aug 06, 2010 rated it it was ok
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 bo
Simona B
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was ok

This 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 more 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 toward
Final rating: 4/5 stars

So... how the hell do i start this review???? Lemme see:
A long, long, time ago, in a fae land not so far away, nevernever was under an attack... Nope, 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 :D

IQ: So, for starters, how do you feel about me?

ME: You were amusing, fun and lovely book
Steph Sinclair


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 i
“You!” I gasped. My heart lurched, and my stomach dropped to my toes. Of course, it was him. How could I not have seen it before?

I have said it in the previous book and I will say it again now. No one bothered to ask for a book and a half who the False King was. Literally no one. No one asked, no one said they did not know. All that bad writing only for a twist that we saw coming. How much should you dumben your characters to create the illusion of mystery?

This 3rd installment in the Iron Fey se
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey #3), Julie Kagawa

Meghan and Ash have been living in exile when they are given the opportunity to have their banishment lifted. All Meghan has to do is kill the new Iron King. She succeeds but ends up getting stabbed in the process. She then finds a way to heal herself by combining her Summer and Iron magic together and she declares herself the Iron Queen.

عنوانها: «سرزمین‌ آهن‏‫ کتاب سوم: ملکه آهن»؛ «رویازاد آهنین‏‫ کتاب سوم: ملکه آهنین»؛ نویسنده: جولی کاگاوا؛ تاریخ ن
Sep 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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 more 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... gooseb
Everyone, this book BLEW MY MIND.


There was action... adventure.......

...I had a heart failure at the ending....

But this had action, (meaning Ash and Meghan being badass)
There was romance, (meaning they kissed and made me die multiple times)
And there was laughter, peace and (view spoiler)
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, favorites
Only kinda reading. This is my go to book while waiting to read another one. Love me some Ash 💕💕
Mar 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Oh, every person in this world who is literate
Beware of spoilers!


This book completely flipped my views on the characters, the plot, the concepts, etc. I cannot believe how much I Pucking love this book. (view spoiler) It's insane. The characters I used to think of as annoying, clingy, boring, and dull, NOW I LOVE THEM ALL! My excitement for these amazing, dynamic, brilliantly written characters is unfathomable. I don't know how I'm going to write this review. I feel like such a moron because organizatio
Nov 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The Iron Queen is one of the best fantasy books I've had the pleasure to read. Julie Kagawa took me on a journey that I can only describe as fantastical. The characters are incredibly realistic; vivid and rich with depth and passion. The world she creates is described so minutely that you can visualize yourself with Meghan right down to the acrid smell of iron. The emotions the story evokes run the gamut. This is one powerful story that deserves the highest praise.

Ash and Meghan have been exile
Michele (Reading Lark/CanadianTwiMom)

My review can also be found on Reading Lark:

P.E.R.F.E.C.T.I.O.N. in EPIC proportions!

BRILLIANT! I read the netgalley of The Iron Queen before the book was released (thank you Netgalley and HarlequinTeen!)... it was so good I immediately had to reread the series up to and including The Iron Queen again. I am still blown away! Julie Kagawa is a master story teller. She has the ability to paint the scene with her words and describe the characters so richly,
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OH MY FEELS..... THAT ENDING! I am dead, seriously cannot cope 3 *Review to come*
Jul 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The false king is still trying to take over the Nevernever and he needs one more thing to accomplish his goal: the power of the Iron King. The land is slowly getting poisoned, more and more fey are dying and something needs to be done soon.

Meghan Chase, Ash and Puck are still banished from their homes, but that will soon chance once Oberon and Mab realize they need their help to take down the false king. They come to an agreement: The trio will no longer be banished, if they can defeat the fals
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘


I don't know if I'm in love or if I'm pissed. Oh well, I guess I can be both, right? RIGHT?

I don't know if I should rate it 4, 4.5, 5 stars. No. Idea.

Truth to be told, that was amazing. Meghan, Puck, Razor, Grim, Ash, and all the creepy little bugs and other creatures... You're full of flaws, infuriating, you made me laugh, swoon, yell, cry, hope, dream, smile. I hated you. I love you all.

This book is far from flawless, and contrary to many, that's not my favorite (nah, that's the first, I
♥ Becky  22

★Mini review: This book was epic; read it.★

(!Minor Spoilers!)

Well, well, well, Ashallyn'darkmyr Tallyn, we finally know your True Name.

Kidding, it's kinda cool actually. But I prefer Ash.

Let's talk about the whole Ash-being-Meghan's-knight thing. I want Meghan to be able to kick ass on her own, so I wasn't entirely sure how to feel about that at first.
I needn't have worried, though, because Meghan soon proved just how much she has grown since the first book. Who needs a knight when you're awes
The Iron Queen continues off the last time we saw Meghan and Ash. Exiled from Nevernever and into the mortal world. Everyday normal possibilities are discussed and maybe, just maybe Meg and Ash can live in peace. Yeah, if it was only that easy.
The False King is still after Meghan and will do everything in his power to have her, for she possesses the key that will give him total power over the Iron realm.
Join Meghan, daughter of the Summer king. Ash, her beloved and Winter prince. Puck, comical g
Actual Rating: 1.5 stars

I lost interest in the story.

The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) - 2 stars
The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey #2) - 2.5 stars
The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey #4) - 1 stars
Sep 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-galley
I enjoyed both Iron King and Iron Princess, but IRON QUEEN is definitely the clincher. As can be told from my waxing on an on about Ash (see below if you don’t mind spoilers,) I am a big fan of his: Initially, I was all for Puck, but events in Iron Princess and Iron Queen have turned me into a card carrying member of team Ash. Though he is a big reason for my loving the series, he is not the only reason. Another reason is the fact that I cried. Now, I cry at the drop of a hat, but the events in ...more
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved the variety of creatures in this book. The different type of fae are varied and interesting. I really liked the gremlins.. too darn cute! I love Puck and Ash and how they are always bickering. The ending was sad and I hope there is a better resolution in the next book that makes more people happy. I definitely can't wait to read the next one and see what happens next. ...more
Colleen Houck
Mar 26, 2015 added it
Shelves: fairies
I knew it was coming but still was not prepared for the ending of this book. I love how it's all coming together. Puck just leaps off the page. The gremlins are so cute! This one is my favorite of the series so far. I adore Ash. ...more
Dec 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites! :O
Face expression after reading this book:

This freaking book had so many twists and changes, I am still shocked right now. Its really hard for me to dissolve all the book, especially the ending, inside me, right now.
Things happened so quickly in this book, I was left with a shocked face in the end. Thus proving this book was total win.
Lemme just say this. The Iron Queen was full of epicness. (if thats even a word) And I just want the damn fourth book right now! xD

Things I loved
4.5 stars

This was just as good as the first time I read it years back. It's so much fun following the characters (especially Ash, who's amazing) and watching Meghan grow into someone stronger (finally). Plus, the world-building is original and intriguing - I never felt bored while reading this.

Well, it's onto re-reading the final book!
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
4.5 OH SHIT Stars

Oh nooooo....what the hell is that ending??

Finally, as soon as Ash and Meghan find an ounce of happiness...only sadness results.


Loving this and can't wait to see how this plays out in the next one!
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. The cat, Grimalkin is still fairest of them all.
Jul 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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 A
2011: The third installment of my very favorite fairy and steampunk series featuring my favorite cat ever and the cutest Gremlin alive ... I loved The Iron King and just liked The Iron Daughter. The typical consequence following the law of paranormal trilogies would be that I tolerated The Iron Queen - for old times' sake. But no - I got to be surprised (although I sometimes feel so unsurprisable): In most parts I liked The Iron Queen almost as much as The Iron King and in some parts (i.e. the n ...more
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