Review: The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

In less than twenty-four hours I’ll be seventeen.

Although technically, I won’t actually be turning seventeen. I’ve been in the Nevernever too long. When you’re in Faery, you don’t age. So while a year has passed in the real world, age wise I’m probably only a few days older than when I went in.

In real life, I’ve changed so much I don’t even recognise myself.

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 conflict so powerful, I’m not sure anyone can survive it.

This time, there will be no turning back.

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BA News: Post Change, Blog Tour News, and NaNo Update

Hey lovely readers! Well, it’s safe to say it’s November and NaNoWrimo is well under way. I’m updating over at my writing blog, twitter, and my other FB page, so won’t go on about it here too much. I’ll add something a little later in this post though, first up there’s been a change to what I announced in the last BA News update.

For those keeping an eye out for my Iron Fey reviews, I’ve made it to the end of The Iron Queen, but I’ve put a hold on the rest. I’m still going to be reading The Lost Prince, but the review won’t pop up until December some time. I will be finishing the iron fey part of the series at a later date.

Another thing that’s coming up though, and was in my last update, are blog tours. I want to share which ones they are so you can see what’s going on.

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Review: Winter’s Passage by Julie Kagawa

Never make a promise to a faery. They always come to collect.

Now Meghan Chase must fulfill her promise to Prince Ash of the Winter Court and embark upon a dangerous journey into the heart of enemy territory — while being pursued by a relentless new foe and guarding her own foolish heart.

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Spoiler Alert: Winter’s Passage is the first novella in the Iron Fey series, linking The Iron King (book one) and The Iron Daughter (book two), which means spoilers may run rampant in this review. Continue reading

Review: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.

Worse, Meghan’s own fey powers have been cut off. She’s stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can’t help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

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Spoiler Note: The Iron Daughter is the second full length story in the Iron Fey series, which means spoilers are running rampant in this review. I apologise, I couldn’t seem to avoid it in this rambly opinion of mine. I’ve also reviewed the first in the series, The Iron King, here. Continue reading

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny-one she could never have imagined…

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change. But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

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BA News: Upcoming Posts, NaNo, and Blog Tours

Hey readers. Lately I’ve been somewhat sporadic (read absent) with my posting. One went up the other day, which means it’s safe to say posts are resuming. They may not be as routine as before though. Why? Blog tours, The Iron Fey, and NaNoWrimo, that’s why!

The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa, the first in the Call of the Forgotten series (related to The Iron Fey series), hits stores a couple of days ago. Currently I’m working my way through The Iron Fey series so I know what’s going on because I plan on reading The Lost Prince. I’m attempting to post reviews to all six books, starting on the 29th, and then having The Lost Prince review. There will be the first three in one week, followed by the last three in the second week, and then The Lost Prince. So if you’re wondering why there’s a whole bunch of Iron Fey book reviews coming your way, now you know why (edit: I may end up skipping the last two books, given my reading schedule and writing schedule, just in case they conflict). Continue reading

Calling all Fans of The Iron Fey

Harlequin Books Australia are looking for the biggest Iron Fey fan. The prize is an advanced copy of The Lost Prince, as well as being a guest reviewer for HarlequinTEEN T.V.

Before you watch the clip all about it though, for a limited time you can purchase the eBook copies of The Iron Fey series for $2.99 right here. I finished reading The Iron King, first in The Iron Fey series, earlier this week and then scored an eBook copy of The Iron Daughter. Talk about an excellent unbirthday present. Book discount!

If you follow the above link you’ll be able to read up on more details for the competition too, but here’s the clip for it, and I’ll post some more of the details afterwards. Continue reading