Teen Tuesday – Review of The Iron Queen (Daughter’s of Zeus #3)

I had the privilege of reading and reviewing the first two books in this series and absolutely loved them!  So much so that they actually got an honorable mention in my Top 5 Favorite Book Series post I did on my Shadow Eyes Anniversary Blog Tour.  See that post here.

Also, check out my review of Persephone (book #1) here, and Daughter of Earth and Sky (book #2) here.

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Book 3 did not disappoint!  I love many things about this series, but one of my favorite aspects is the way the characters interact.  This is brought out even more in the 3rd book because there are so many characters (mostly gods and goddesses) involved.  Each one has his or her own issues, attitudes, motives, and ways of coping with the difficult situations Kaitlin puts them through.  And boy does she put them through some seriously difficult situations!

The characters’ humor and wit is another aspect I love, and we get to see this not only in dialogue but also thoughts – in three characters this time around as the narrator shifts between Persephone, Hades, and Aphrodite.  That was quite interesting and added a lot to the story as a whole.  In hindsight, I  don’t think there was any way around doing it this way since the setting was all over the place and the characters were separated for a great deal of the plot.  So this was a nice solution to still get all the plot details firsthand.  It was also pretty cool to get such insight into the other characters perspectives, though, sometimes even about the same event.  Hades was my probably my favorite narrator.  He truly had some great lines.  He’s always had great dialogue, but it turns out his thoughts are interesting and quite witty too.  I can definitely see what Persephone sees in him.  🙂

So, if you enjoy mythology, fast-paced action, a detailed and well-thought-out plot, a love story that isn’t smothering, and witty characters whose heads you get to explore, then check out this series starting with Persephone.  You won’t be disappointed!

Click on the cover above to take you to the book on Musa Publishing.  It’s also available on Amazon and other online bookstores, and you can view it on Goodreads here.

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~ by Dusty Crabtree - Author of Shadow Eyes on August 13, 2013.

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