Review: The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa (Blog Tour)

I'm so excited to be a part of The Iron Raven Blog Tour celebrating the latest release from Julie Kagawa! I first read the Iron Fey back in 2011 and it's one of the first YA series that: (1) helped me to rediscover Young Adult books as an adult, and (2) made me fall in love with the paranormal romance genre. I've read every book in the Iron Fey world starting with the original four books, all the novellas, and the spin-off trilogy Call of the Forgotten

So, how did it feel to be back in this world for Puck's spin-off? Um, awesome!

It seriously felt like reuniting with old friends! I've always loved the original set of characters and had missed Meghan, Ash (one of my OG book boyfriends), and Grimalkin so much. But I have to admit I was never a huge fan of Puck’s, mainly because I was absolutely not rooting for him to get the girl (again, this was from the original trilogy). I wondered how I would feel reading a spin-off from his point-of-view and it went fairly as expected! His perspective didn’t exactly endear him to me and at times, I wanted to reach into the book and tell him to get over his issues. But I enjoyed this new adventure and how it brought the original gang together. And I felt as though I got to understand Puck and all his deep-seated feelings even when it was frustrating. 

The booked shined most though when the original four characters were together and falling into old habits. The bond between them is still so clear and fun all these years later. There’s a moment towards the end that had me grinning because it was exactly the kind of scene I was waiting for and could easily picture in my mind. I definitely plan to continue the series and I hope to see more of that and how the rest of this new fight to save the Nevernever unfolds. 

Have you read the Iron Fey series and do you plan to check out this book?


pub 2/9/21 by Inkyard Press
Young Adult - Paranormal
Received e-ARC from pub for review
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with love,