Title: The Iron Queen
Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: YA/ Paranormal
**May contain spoilers for those who have not read previous books** [Shame on you!! What are you waiting for?]
In the Iron Queen we find Meghan contemplating returning back home to her mother, stepfather and little brother. She dreams of returning to her normal life and away from the dangers of the Never Never. She has even gotten as close as her front door, but she knows she can't stay for long, not without putting her family at risk. Instead, she and Ash are swept back to Faery and the imminent threat of the Iron King. The NeverNever is suffering gravely and the Winter and Summer Courts have formed a delicate alliance with one common goal in mind... the destruction of the Iron King. Luckily Meghan has done a lot of growing up since the first book in the series. She understands the role she plays in the bigger scheme of it all and is not reluctant in taking charge.
Wow, Wow Wow! I keep reading the word EPIC in reviews and I must admit that the word EPIC really does fit in decribing the awesomeness that is The Iron Fey series. It may very well be one of my favorite YA series. Ms. Kagawa surpasses my expectations with every book she writes. I can honestly say that I have no complaints (not one!) about this series. In each and every book you fall even more in love with her characters, her world building, the action gets more intense and the romance gets more provocative.
Meghan has shown so much growth throughout the story. In The Iron Queen you can't help but feel proud of who she's become. She's brave, smart and tough. She sees a challenge and she takes it by the reins. The girl has some serious guts. With the help of her loyal friends: Grimalkin (who always comes through when they're in a pinch), her bitter yet always the BFF Puck, Ash (her Knight in shining armor), and some new friends they make along the way, they will set out to save the NeverNever. I also want to make note (and this is the pure FanGirl in me) Ash was phenomenal in this book. His icy cold demeanor from the previous books has warmed up and he's all-melty and yummy throughout this book. The love between him and Meghan is downright sigh-worthy.