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 safe if Gardneria seizes control of the Western Realm.With tensions heating up in Verpacia, more and more Gardnerian soldiers continue to descend upon the universityled by none other than Lukas Grey, now commander of the newly rebuilt Fourth Division base. Though Elloren tries to keep him at arms length, Lukas is determined to wandfast to her, convinced that she has inherited her grandmothers magicthe prophesied power of the Black Witch. As his very nearness seems to awaken a darkness inside her, Elloren finds it more and more difficult to believe that shes truly powerless, as her uncle always claimed.Caught between h...
|Title||:||The Iron Flower|
|Number of Pages||:||608 pages|
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The Iron Flower Reviews
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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
Not a fan of the first book cover, but this one is gorgeous
I find this super dissapointing considering I loved The Black Witch and ..... I have a ship
The Black Witch series have created great awareness regarding racism but its getting very old when the two novellas and now the second book also talks about racism.
In Iron Flower, we have to keep reading about how oppressive Kelt/Gardneria is and Elloren always have to listen to someone else's sob story. The whole chunk of it is Elloren trying to save oppressed ppl, trying to be the perfect superhero. It ...more
I really enjoyed this sequel to The Black Witch, the controversial YA fantasy book that explores racism by way of a world filled with many races such as Urisks, Lupines, Kelts, Fae, Icarals, etc. who all have their own prejudices against each other. In the first book, we saw a young girl overcome the ignorance she was raised with and learn to be better. In this sequel, we see tensions rise in Verpacia and a need for the Resistance to act. Elloren finds herself torn between Lukas Grey and Yvan. ...more
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
Exquisitely written. I marvel at the character developments and the progression of the story. Truly, one of the best books I have read this year.
Sometimes the Goodreads First Reads gods smile at you. When I received that golden ticket email informing me that the First Reads gods found favor with me and were sending me this ARC; a brief period of fan girl shrieking might have occurred....
I reread The Black Witch in anticipation and to allow myself to be in readiness to read The Iron Flower. Laurie Forest does not disappoint. I couldn't put it down. A personal litmus test for me that hallmarks what makes a book "really good" is when it kee ...more