June 29, 2011

I'm just not fond of the weak female lead

The Iron Queen (Iron Fey, #3)The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I'm nearly halfway through this book and would have abandoned it entirely if I hadn't gotten an advanced reading copy and felt obligated to finish it. The subject matter isn't the problem, the overwhelmingly weak female lead, continuously relying on the male character is a bit too much.

Of course, my opinion may change if the second half of the book shows improvement.

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Emily R. King said...

I'm with you! A weak female lead is a total turn off. It's the quickest way to ruin an otherwise great book. Thanks for the play-by-play review!

Katie O'Sullivan said...

I almost bought this book last week because the cover and back copy were intriguing - now I'll wait until you finish it first, lol. I also hate a weak lead, male or female. I feel like if they can't help themselves, why should I care?

That's not to say that sometimes it's good to have friends an MC can rely on when they're in a jam or a battle - but they have to show growth and at least be trying to fight their own battle...

Mary said...

I'll post a review here on my blog here, on Amazon, and on Goodreads - I'm about halfway through the book and really debating the merit of continuing to read it, but will trudge through. Who knows, maybe it'll get better now that I've hit the halfway point and it looks like she's finally going to do something.

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