Friday, September 21, 2012

Iron Crowned [Mead]

Book: Iron Crowned [Dark Swan #3]
Author: Richelle Mead

Review: After the conclusion of Thorn Queen, war has broken out. Eugenie and Dorian, now a couple (finally!!) are fighting against Queen Katrice. With no end in sight, Eugenie learns about the Iron Crown, whose power could help bring peace. The only problem? The Iron Crown is hidden in the Otherworld and whoever finds it must pass a series of tests to possess it. The gentry have a strong aversion to iron, so Eugenie and Kiyo set off on an adventure to get the crown.

**spoiler alert** Let me say I love Eugenie and Dorian together. She is a pretty inept queen but their love scenes and his layered plotting allow me to overlook that. What I did not like about this book was how she cheated on Dorian and justified it as having 'broken up with him in her head.' I think I actually said outloud "you stupid cheater, how could you?" when this happened. I was seriously angry at Eugenie and her selfishness. Her likability really took a dive at the end of this book. She is so fickle. Yes, Dorian was a little devious but she was able to end the war, just as he predicted. I enjoyed this book but Eugenie was extremely frustrating. 

Grade: 3/5

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