The Iron Queen, review and Ipod giveaway

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa is the highly anticipated third installment in the Iron Fey series.

I have read the first two books in this YA series from Harlequin Teen, and unlike some series where it seems like the author results to filler to keep the series going, I can honestly say that The Iron Queen is as strong or stronger than the first two.

Last summer I reviewed The Iron King (linked to my review). You can find out some details about the beginning of the series over there. Check out the book trailer for another fun look.

In The Iron Queen, Meghan Chase is about to turn 17 years old, and now she’s going to face the most difficult challenge yet — to save the fey (faery world) from the invasion of the false iron king.

I am not familiar with all of the faerie lore that is out there, so I don’t know how much is the product of Jullie Kagawa’s world, and how much is common knowledge, but what I do know is that the world she has created in her Iron Fey series is so imaginative and complete that it makes the riveting story even more fantastic.

The good versus evil, the idea of a quest, and this imaginative setting makes these books reminiscent of the Lord of the Rings or the Harry Potter books.

I highly recommend this series if you or your young teen enjoy fantasy, action, and adventure. Meghan Chase is a hero to get behind, yet also shows moments of insecurity as any teen girl does.

Content Note for Parents: There is a fairly low level of romance, some fairly intense battles, and the books do contain some swearing, but I think that most parents will probably find it appropriate to middle school and up.

The story isn’t over yet — book 4, The Iron Knight (Ash’s story), is next! While you’re waiting, keep up with the Iron Fey on Facebook.

We have a fantastic giveaway for one of you.

One of you will win all three books in the series (Iron King, Iron Daughter, and the newest Iron Queen), plus a custom-skinned Ipod Nano!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Leave a comment if you’d like to win (one comment per person, please), and we’ll announce the winner on February 28.

Written by Jennifer Donovan, who blogs at Snapshot and manages 5 Minutes for Books


  1. Christine W says

    I would love to win this set of three books as I have read none of them. They sound like excellent reading. Plus, I still don’t have an IPod Nano.

  2. Linda Henderson says

    I’ve been wanting to read this series, it’s on my wish list. Thank you for the great giveaway.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  3. says

    When the first book came out, I was not much interested in the series. Now, with this third book, I have become very interested in the series, and would love to read it. Winning this set not only would be great for me, but also 2 of my children. Not only that, i so need (well…want) an iPod cause my current MP3 player is slowly dying. Thanks for this opportunity.

  4. says

    This would be a great prize set to win. I’ve never read these books and just started hearing about them, so now I’m definitely intrigued.

  5. AutumH says

    This definitely looks like a series I would check out. I tend to read so many books and sometimes these ones are easier to pick up when I just want to enjoy a fast and fun read. It’s always great to be introduced to new authors. Thanks for the opportunity.

  6. says

    Ilsa LOVED Iron King! I haven’t even told her there are others in the series. What a great giveaway! Esp since you’re announcing it the day before her birthday… hope we win! :)

  7. says

    This is a most amazing giveaway. I know just who and how many would enjoy the books and ipod if I were to win. I thank you for making us aware of sooooooooooo many reading opportunities!

  8. says

    What an amazing giveaway!
    Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    Would love to read this series as I have heard a lot of positive things about it!

  9. Debbie C says

    You know, there are so many Vampire based series in books now and that’s OK but it’s nice to see a series based on something a little … lovelier? Like fairies!

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

  10. Eileen says

    This would be a great series for my daughter and I to read congruently. She loves me to read what she is reading so we can discuss and enjoy together! I love that we can share this as she is soon to hit teens and hope she keeps her love of reading alive! thanks!

  11. Vilmarys says

    I have read some YA books on the fae world and I did like them. These look even better. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  12. cctine says

    i enjoyed reading iron king and would love adding these to my home library. i recently began reading YA fiction so that i could add them to our homeschool reading list and this was a welcome addition. and if you haven’t read them your missing a grand adventure into fasntasy fiction…..

  13. katklaw777 says

    Fantastic giveaway…I just finished the Hunger Games trilogy and this looks like a great series to start next, thanks!

  14. Shelagh says

    Sounds like an interesting series. My daughter needs a new series to read. She keeps reading Harry Potter over and over. And an ipod would be awesome,too.

  15. Crystal W says

    My daughter just finished reading the Hunger Games (and is begging hourly for me to order the next one) I’m so so so happy she’s beginning to love books as much as I do. I’d to win this for her (okay perhaps I may read it too! ) thanks for the chance!

  16. Michele F says

    My daughter always struggled with reading since a very young age. The Twilight series is the ONLY book/books she EVER finished on her own! I’m looking for another miracle and the Iron Fey trilogy looks very promising! My daughter doesn’t own an I-pod, either. :}

  17. Wendy Mahaney says

    These books sound great. I would love to read them, and the iPod would be great. My husband is in need of an iPod and with his birthday a month away this would be great to win. 😉

  18. YWLiang says

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve been wanting to read the Iron Queen series for awhile now since my friends kept on recommending it to me! Thanks for the opportunity of allowing me to win the books! :)

    Email: yiliang0124[at]

  19. says

    I’ve been searching for a new series to read once I finish the last two books of Harry Potter, so this would be a very fun read it seems. I’d love to win!

  20. Cindi says

    I have been reading about this series and everything I’ve read is so positive!
    Who wouldn’t be thrilled to win this magnificent prize package?!
    With many thanks to you…Cindi


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