Monday, February 21, 2011

Review: The Iron Queen

After seeing an agent on twitter say she wouldn't represent someone who didn't like one of her clients' books, I had intended to do a book review only in the rare (read non-existing) event that I found a book I thought absolutely perfect. Honestly, I've never found a perfect book.

I picked up The Iron Queen expecting it to be pretty close, because well, I thought the other two were. I picked up an inconsistency about half way through the book and I still REALLY liked it--like it's my favorite in the series. But I wasn't planning to review it because to give an honest review I'd have to point out that there is an inconsistency.

Then by the end of the book I absolutely loved it again (though I still believe there is an inconsistency). I decided that I loved it too much not to blog it. The romance really picks up in this book, but the ending is so so sad. I'm really hoping the Iron Knightis a happy ending.

If you're interested I did a two part interview w/ Julie Kagawa last year that you can read here.


  1. We read about this, too, and wondered how it could change book reviews on the blogs of unpublished writers. I (erica) posted a less-than-stellar review last December, but I think I was fair in admitting it was a bestseller and loved by many, but just not for me. Definitely something to keep in mind, though!

  2. I love romance and it sounds like you picked up a really good one. I'll have to check it out.

  3. I feel like most books don't live up to the hype. I'm on Goodreads, and have hardly given any books a 5 rating.

    Your feeling about this series seems like how I felt about the Uglies series.

    How cool you try to read your prospective agents' books.

  4. I've seen the same thing, and here's the conclusions I've come to.

    I am unpublished right now, but also review books. I don't give star ratings anymore except when it's forced on amazon or something.
    I just focus on what I liked about the book. Even if its not perfect.
    If I can't finish a book, then I don't review it. I rarely will finish a book that I did not like, so that is mostly how I handle negative reviews.

    I will tell my friends or by email if someone asks for my opinion on a book I didn't like.

    Hope that helps a bit!

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog