Elloren Gardner and her friends were only seeking to right a few wrongs, but their actions have propelled them straight into the ranks of the realm-wide Resistance against Gardnerian encroachment. As the Resistance struggles against the harsh rulings of High Priest Marcus Vogel and the Mage Council, Elloren begins to realize that none of the people she cares about will be sa...
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The Iron Flower Reviews
DNF at 33 %
So not the rating I thought I was going to be giving this book, I was pretty sure that this would have been a 5 star, boy was I wrong. Gorgeous cover though, so that's something.
To start off, I'm not giving this 1 star, despite having dnf-d it, because I only save 1 stars for books I really did not like. And I just didn't care for Iron Flower, it's not a bad book, but it isn't a book for me, unfortunately. The Black Witch was though, so I honestly have no idea how the book w ...more
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If you liked the first, chances are you’ll like the sequel. It carries on in the same vein as the first with predictable plot progression but an unfortunate lack of character growth. Grammatically, I have zero issues. The book was actually very well written. My inner English major was content that I didn’t have any hang-ups that pulled me out of the story. And story-wise, the characters and plot are consistent with what was establi ...more
I received an e-arc copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
It feels wrong not address what happened to the first book in this series. The Black Witch (TBW) got a lot of undeserved negative feedback, almost unanimously coming from people who did not take the time to read the book themselves to form their own opinions and simply went ahead rating the book one star while all linking back to the same review. This flew in the face of book reviewing conventions and promoted ...more
I have a serious book hangover, and I'm currently unable to give a proper review.
The Iron Flower wrecked me.
It went kinda like this:
Oh, dear gods! YES!
AWWWWW, so cute.
I can't believe it!
It was about time.
I did not expected that.
NO! NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
I cried, I laughed, I swooned.
I need more.
Laurie Forest is amazing.
Full review to come once I get out of the shock.
“Welcome to the resistance.”
The final line of The Black Wit ...more
I loved this book. I found it so drenched with fantasy and I just hated having to put the book up for the night when reading it. I truly loved this one more than the first and I believe I gave the first book a four or five star rating. Readers really learn way more about the characters’ upbringings in this one; more so than the first book where we are introduced to them. I cannot wait for book three to come out next year!
My quick and simple overall: so good! For a 600 page book, it is actually a ...more
*I was lucky enough for NetGalley and Harlequin Teen to approve me for this ARC in exchange for an honest review*
Holy Jesus! I did not see that twist coming! I still can't even fully process what just happened and I'm so upset that I have so long to read the next one. You can't just leave a girl hanging like that!!!
Okay, let my try and reign myself in here. The Iron Flower, in my opinion, is even better than The Black Witch, it's still very very heavy handed in it's ideals and such but that's th ...more
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You might remember that last year I championed really hard for a little young adult debut fantasy book called The Black Witch, which was being unfairly lampooned by some overzealous keyboard warriors on Twitter who hadn't even bothered to read the book before judging it. Well, I read the book, and I became pretty passionate about defending it because it turns out, it was actually a pretty decent read with a subtext about the importance ...more
All my theories from the first book are null and void! My head is so confused and foggy. My heart just hurts!
*Spends rest of day starting off vacantly*