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Stephanie Beerden

Stephanie Beerden was born on Friday the 13th (no joke, she really was) in a small city called Genk and has always been fascinated with the occult, magic and books. Her childhood and teen years were filled with reading lots and lots of books and imagining what life would be like as a real Vampire. Until one day she decided that she wanted to try her hand at writing her own books and that was the beginning of her writing adventure. Her first book is a YA Fantasy called De Elementen – Het Verloren Koninkrijk and after many, many trials and tribulations, one small Dutch publisher decided “Hey, let’s give this girl a shot”. Her second book De Elementen – Archandir has recently been published by same publisher and she couldn’t be happier about that. Stephanie hopes to keep writing as long as she can and already has several writing projects in the works for the future.

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The Godborn
Paul S. Kemp
Janelle Stalder
Erica Ridley
The Companions
Robert Anthony Salvatore
Souls of the Stones Omnibus
Kelly Walker
The Iron Queen - Julie Kagawa This series just keeps getting better and better! I never would have thought I would enjoy these books as much as I do. Julie Kagawa is an amazing author and her writing style and creation of her world is incredible. This is without a doubt one of the best Young-Adult series I’ve ever read. The Iron Queen starts of almost immediately after Meghan and Ash are banished from Nevernever. Which in my personal opinion was a stupid mistake on Mab and Oberon’s part, but we’ll get to that later. Especially after Meghan had killed the Iron King and oh yes she also returned the Sceptre of Seasons back to the Winter Court, I mean come on! What does a girl have to do, to get some gratitude around here? Alright so now Meghan and Ash are back in the human world and Meghan is looking forward to spending some time with her ‘mortal’ family. But of course, as always, things just do not go as planned. And soon both Meghan and Ash find themselves back in the Realm of the Fey and into the middle of a war that will decide the future of the entire Fey world. And Meghan is the only one who can stop that from anything, no pressure. Now the big question is will she be able to save the Fey and still be with Ash? The Iron Queen has become my favourite book of the series. I could read it over and over, and I still wouldn’t get tired of it. It was also most definitely the most emotional book out of them all. An amazing page turner, that left me at the edge of my seat and could not be put down until I read it all. This book shows you how much Meghan has truly changed. Both as a Fey and a person. She is most certainly not the naive and innocent little girl anymore, that went to save her little brother in a world so unknown to her. Now she is strong, capable and will do anything to make sure the world of the Fey does not get destroyed, even if it means sacrifcing everything she has, including her life and her love for her beloved Winter prince Ash. The hate-love relationship between Puck and Ash was also hilarious to read at times. I loved the way they insult each other back and forth, but do so in the same way best friends do among each other. So I am really curious what will happen between them in the next book. The ending was spectacular and heartbreaking. No seriously, I sat in my reading chair bawling my eyes out when I read the last few chapters. I mean, come on! How can you leave it like that?! There are times when I love a tragic ending to a love story, but this is NOT one of those times, so I am very grateful all loose ends will be solved in the Iron Knight, for which I will have to wait until the Dutch version comes out, because all the Iron Fey books I own are in Dutch and it would kinda suck if the last book was in English because the others are in Dutch. (A little quirk of mine, if I own a series/book in English, all the books belonging to that series have to be in English, same goes for if the series/book are in Dutch) So to complete my review: The Iron Queen was truly marvelous to read. And so far the best book in the series. So now I am curious to see how all things end in the Iron Knight.Original review on: http://booknutstephanie.blogspot.be/2013/04/title-iron-queen-series-iron-fey-author.html