Review: The Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Review: The Iron Warrior by Julie KagawaThe Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa
Series: Call of the Forgotten #3
Published by Harlequin Teen (10.27.2015)
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Source: I own it

5 Stars

The Iron Prince—my nephew—betrayed us all. 

He killed me. 

Then, I woke up. 

Waking after a month on the brink of death, Ethan Chase is stunned to learn that the Veil that conceals the fey from human sight was temporarily torn away. Although humankind's glimpse of the world of Faery lasted just a brief moment, the human world has been cast into chaos, and the emotion and glamour produced by fear and wonder has renewed the tremendous power of the Forgotten Queen. Now, she is at the forefront of an uprising against the courts of Summer and Winter—a reckoning that will have cataclysmic effects on the Nevernever. 

Leading the Lady's Forgotten Army is Keirran himself: Ethan's nephew, and the traitor son of the Iron Queen, Meghan Chase.To stop Keirran, Ethan must disobey his sister once again as he and his girlfriend, Kenzie, search for answers long forgotten. In the face of unprecedented evil and unfathomable power, Ethan's enemies must become his allies, and the world of the fey will be changed forevermore.

My thoughts

Aw man, Julie never disappoints! I always forget how much I miss this world until I step back into it again. I love it so much! I’m not much of a fan of fae stories these days, but I love the way Julie writes them.

I’m sad to see this series end, but what a wonderful end it was! I looove how twisted the world was. The carnival tent in the Between was totally creepy! I was definitely cringing at the clown, ha. I think that was my favorite scene though. Kudos, Julie, on bringing the demented faery world to life!

“Oh goodie,” said Grimalkin, rising from the branch. “And now we have picked up the dog. I will inform the Iron Queen of your imminent arrival, and to prepare for the smell.”
He waved his tail once and was gone. Razor bared his teeth in the direction the cat had been and hissed. “Evil, bad kitty,” the gremlin muttered. “Tie rock to tail and throw in lake, ha!”
The Wolf chuckled in approval. “At least one of you has good taste.”

I freaking loved seeing Grim and Wolf in action together again, just like The Iron Knight. They are hilarious! Their banter had me laughing out loud and hugging the book to my chest. Grimalkin is one of my favorite characters ever, I love his sarcastic cat-ness so much!! (I so want to get a gray kitty and name it after him.)

“I see you managed to locate the Summer girl and the amulet,” the cat said, sounding as if he had doubted our ability to accomplish that. “And the dog remembered his end of the bargain and did not bite anyone’s head off out of habit. I suppose wonders never cease.”
“Don’t be a sore loser, cat. Remember, you had to ask for my help. I look forward to reminding you of that every opportunity.”
“Hmph,” Grimalkin sniffed, looking bored. “I suppose the less intelligent have to reassure themselves however they can.”

I know I still have the Talon books to look forward to, but I’m really hoping Julie will write another book set in Faery in the future! (Or, you know, a spin off series all about Grim ;D)

Favorite Quotes

“Normally, such effortless hunts are a waste of my time, but the cat would not call on me if it was not important. And I would never turn down the opportunity to hold a favor over his arrogant, insufferable head.”

“I love you, Kenzie. You’re my partner, and my sanity, and my saving grace. We’ve gone through so much, more than any normal person could dream of, and you’ve always been there for me. Someday, when you’re ready, it’ll be a ring in that box instead of a necklace. I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather have at my side. And someday, if Faery calls me back, I want you with me. Fighting dragons and bargaining with faery queens and arguing with talking cats. So you don’t have to worry about losing me tomorrow,” I told her. “Because there’s no way I’ll ever leave you behind.”


Overall Assessment

Plot: 5/5 
Writing style: 5/5 
Originality: 5/5 
Characters: 5/5 
World-building: 5/5 
Pace: 5/5 
Cover: 4.5/5 
Overall rating: 5/5

The Call of the Forgotten trilogy

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Overall series rating:
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Jessi (Geo)

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