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The Iron Queen - Julie Kagawa

The third book was a little disappointing in my opinion. I was expecting an epic battle between Meghan and the false king. BUT, after going through so much fuss finding the false king, Meghan simply just decides to let him kill her?!?!? Put up some fight girl, especially when she can finally finally finally get to use her summer-iron glamour. That was purely stupid of her, assuming it was the only way to end it. I don't really get the ending too, what kind of logic is "you died saving the land, so it shall save you too". It just feel like the author is trying too hard to keep her alive. Then she should have just freaking have Meghan beat the shit out of the false king. Then maybe let Ash make the sacrifice. Cliche but that's what a knight is for right!!! And I'm kinda bored of this whole venture into the iron kingdom and kill whoever ruling it...


It would have been better if Ash died, then Meghan try to bring him back alive... Title: "The Iron Sacrifice". And Puck... His sense of humor is getting old, he just feels extra in this book. Sorry Puck. The part where they were instructed to find the clockmaker, it's stupid too. I thought the key will play a major role in the book, but guess what it's just a key-to-open-a-freaking-door. Fuggggg no need to be so literal right ahahah. It could be some key to hell/heaven, to save Ash after he died or something cooler. There isn't a strong character development in this book... And u know Ash's evil twin, i was expecting a part where he would disguise as Ash and do some evil shit but nooooooo! I need more evil in this book and more death(not a sadist).


But on the bright side, I grew to like Mab, in this book we learned that she isn't as cold hearted as she appears to be! And Meghan got to be the queen. Love the gremlin parts. And was so relieved that Ash is not giving up oh Meghan woots. Btw, isn't it obvious that the false king is Ferrum? I knew it right from the start hahahahha. We need PLOT TWIST! We need some good people/fey to turn evil or be actually evil!!! Its call necessary evil hahah whatever.

The Iron Daughter - Julie Kagawa

So the book started off in the winter court, where Meghan was held captive by Queen Mab. I didn't thought Meghan was really going to be treated like a prisoner, didn't thought Ash would allow it, but... u know.


Mab is generally an unreasonable bitch, so full of herself, so mean. Felt so annoyed with Mab when she kept on insisting that Meghan was lying, denying the existence of the iron kingdom. Tsktsk, she got trust issues. Another bastard, Rowan. I thought that no matter how evil he is, he would at least care for his own family. But I was wrong, he freaking killed his own brother, Sage! Sage was like the only person I liked in winter court, except for Ash of course.


So talking about Ash, he was missing in the first few chapters of the book. Ash was a jerk for leaving Meghan to fend for herself but I understand that he needed time. I love reading about star-crossed lovers though, cause it's so dramatic. Aww when Meghan was in coma and Ash beg her to wake up... my heart melted.

'Meghan, don't go. Come back to me.'

But still Ash decided that they couldn't be together after all, even after they escaped the winter court. He leave Meghan with Puck, determined to get back the lost septor on his own. 


This book plot is definitely better than the first book, I was happy that Meghan have gotten help from the Iron horse and Lean, which are both fairly interesting characters. Iron horse was such a great character, he was so loyal and honourable, he even died for Meghan, sobs.


I liked that Meghan and Ash got separated during the journey, this makes it more heart felt when they finally got together. When Ash got controlled by the Virus, I thought it was quite predictable but nonetheless I still love it. Because I know that somehow Ash would overcome the dark forces with his love for Meghan, cliché woot. 


We also discovered in this book, Meghan's ability to use iron glamour and his father! I'm so excited about her new power, and would like to see her use it more often. The parts on her father I find it a little redundant and boring.


The ending was fugging sweet. Ash literally gave up everything for her. And he didn't even expect her to do the same. Aww, but my poor Puck. Love triangle sucks, especially when it is so obvious who she would end up with. It would be better if Meghan was not so desperate for Ash.