My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Julie Kagawa's world building is second to none and her characterisation is perfect. That said, I found The Iron Traiter a bit slow to get into. Once the pace picked up, however, it was impossible to put down.
Keirran continues to try and find a way to keep the love of his life, Anwyll, from fading. His obsession with his quest puts Ethan and Kenzie into danger on a number of occasions and he is in genuine danger of letting his darker nature take over.
Ethan and Kenzie face issues of their own. There are consequences over their sudden disappearance in The Iron Prince, and Kenzie's father is not keen to let Ethan near his daughter again. Ethan's misguided attempts at chivalry threaten to drive Kenzie away, he really does underestimate her.
Grimalkin as usual is the star of the show and completely steals the limelight in every scene in which he appears. Puck and Ash also lend sparkle and push the story from good to excellent.
The cliffhanger ending will either have you throwing the book in disgust, or lining up early to read the next installment.
Digital ARC provided courtesy of the publisher via Netgalley.
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