Reviewed by Jennifer Jensen

No longer exiled from Faery, Meghan, Ash, and Puck must return to Nevernever at the bidding of the Summer and Winter Courts to defeat once and for all the false king of the Iron fey. Oberon and Mab must put their differences aside and join together in an epic battle that neither Court could win standing alone.

Because Meghan holds the power of Machina, the Iron King she defeated, she is their biggest ally and hope for saving all of Nevernever from turning completely to iron. Meghan, Ash, and Puck set out to the kingdom of the Iron fey, knowing that this may very well be the last battle they ever fight. The stakes are higher than ever before, and the sacrifice Meghan must make could tear her and Ash apart forever.

The Iron Queen is the page-turning conclusion to Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey series, and is by far the best in the series. Even if The Iron King doesn’t quite suck you in, it’s well worth your while to continue reading on. The series is well-plotted, and Kagawa never loses her end goal in the writing process. It ended exactly as I predicted, and although there are still some questions to be answered and some characters that still have stories to be told, it was very satisfying.

Though I didn’t really warm to Ash in The Iron King, I really grew to love him by this last book. There are a few passages involving Ash and Meghan that nearly brought me to tears, and my heart really went out to both of them. Despite the fact that they were never meant to be together, they persevered. By the last page, I was completely in love with Ash and will definitely be reading The Iron Knight, which is his story.

Rating: 4/5

Read our reviews of the first two books in the series, The Iron King and The Iron Daughter

Jennifer graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in English. She occasionally dabbles with her own fiction writing, particularly with the Young Adult and Paranormal genres. She currently resides in Utah with her husband and daughter.

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