Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult

Kayla Reviews THE IRON RAVEN

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

#NetGalley granted me an e-book in return for an honest review.

Publication date: February 9, 2021

Summary:

You might have heard of Robin Goodfellow (A.K.A. Puck) from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but you’ve probably never seen him as the obnoxiously funny antihero of the Nevernever. When a new evil threatens his world, Puck must team up with the Iron Queen Meghan Chase and her prince consort to save it.

My Take:

Confession time: I never read the Iron Fey Series. I did not even know it existed. I picked this book out on NetGalley because I absolutely love the character of Puck, and I was interested to read a story from his point of view.

That said, I’m so glad that I read this! It was so much fun! I know I’ve done a lot of complaining about the Y.A. genre in general, but this is everything a good Y.A. novel should be. It is full of action-packed fight scenes with fantastic beasts, has a love story that adds to the overall story rather than distracting from it, and has plenty of humorous moments that one would expect of Puck–Oberon’s personal jester. Also, the dialogue was fun, witty, and (most importantly) realistic.

I didn’t give it five full stars only because I thought it could use a bit more description in some areas–specifically of the big bad. However, the author may well have packed the previous books with world-building description that I missed.

For the record, I’ve now ordered three more books by Julie Kagawa as she is my new favorite Y.A. author. I strongly suggest that you go ahead and order this one!

What fun Y.A. books have you read lately? Do you have a favorite Y.A. author? Please let me know in the comments.

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