The Iron ButterflyChanda Hahn

The Iron Butterfly

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The Iron Butterfly by Chanda Hahn Book Summary

Thalia knows three things;

Her first name.

That she barely escaped the clutches of the Septori with the help of a mysterious stranger.

And that her run in with the Septori’s iron butterfly machine did something to her. It changed her into something neither fully human nor Denai.

Fearing her inner darkness and seeking answers to her past, Thalia finds refuge as a servant at the Citadel in Calandry, a school for the gifted Denai.

When strange powers awaken within her she is forced to pretend to be one of them and goes from being a servant to student overnight. Her life becomes even more complicated when the handsome stranger who saved her from the Septori becomes her new fighting instructor.

Thalia knows that the Septori are still looking for her, and they will stop at nothing to get her back.

Dead or alive.

The Iron Butterfly (Chanda Hahn) Book Reviews

Amazing Book with Unique Plot!I read this book when only this Unenchanted and Fairest were released. After finishing the Unenchanted books, I had to read more Chanda Hahn books. This book gave off a different feel than the Unenchanted books. But I love that they both have the magical element to them. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put the book down. The main character is very relatable just like Mina from Unenchanted which I love and there is a strong emphasis on a strong female heroine!!.Score: 5/5

Love love love this seriesThis series is so good I've reread it 3 times. I'm torn which guy to root for Joss or Kael. Chanda Hahn is a great writer, I would recommend this book to anyone..Score: 5/5

AwesomeLoved reading the book..Score: 5/5

Worth itExcellent YA fiction. I’ve wished for years they would make this one into a movie..Score: 5/5

A coming-of-age story with a good mix of action, mystery/suspense, sci-fi/fantasy, & the tiniest bitThis is the first of, at least, three books in the "Iron Butterfly" series. (Third book is a work-in-progress as of this date (6/27/2013), per the author's website.) While, I would say, it was written with the teen audience in mind, it is grittier, more violent than the author's "Unfortunate Fairy Tale" series. A heads up, this book ends with a cliffhanger. If you're not up to reading a multi-book story, this might not be for you. However, if you decide to read this book, I believe you will find it worth your while. The plot is engrossing. Thalia (the protagonist) is not a weak-willed, hormone-driven, flighty, teenage drama queen. The rest of the supporting cast - while not as well-defined as Thalia is - are interesting/intriguing. The most obvious cliche in this story is Syrani: the beautiful but shallow and mean-spirited teen who despises the heroine at first sight. Another cliche: Thalia and Syrani have a crush on the same boy (Joss)..Score: 4/5

AmazingI’ve read this book probably 3 times over the last 6-7 years and I’m still in love with it every single time. I absolutely love the characters and the story line. Seriously one of my all time favorite books and I’m almost 30..Score: 5/5

NoThere was no depth to the story or characters. It felt like every chapter was missing half of it..Score: 1/5

Loved the serieI read the description and wasn't thinking I would like it much. I read the unfortunate series and loved them so I thought why not. I love this series just as much. I have read it several times and still love it! The first book gets you into the world and Thalia's life. The love interests are intriguing and not the usual suspects ( much like her other books). I couldn't put it down my first time through!.Score: 5/5

So AwesomeThis book is fantastic! Also read the second book, the Steele Wolf, and let me tell you, it’s just as good or even better!! A definite must-read. Can’t wait for book #3!!!.Score: 5/5

Love both seriesCan't wait for the Fairy Tale third book.Score: 5/5

This is a winnerSo good!.Score: 5/5

I love reading her booksI just love reading her books because there so interesting I had read all her books so far and I loved all of them.Score: 5/5

It’s been a whileIt been a while since I've fallen asleep reading because I didn't want to put the book down. This story did just that. The beginning was a little hard to get into a times but it was a good story. Starting #2 right away..Score: 5/5

The Iron ButterflyI truly enjoyed this book! You know when you've been on an "ok" reading streak for a while, and you finally stumble across a book that's amazing? One that's so good that you don't want to put it down but you don't want it to end at the same time? That was this book. The plot was unique and complex. There is good character development so far. The characters could definitely be developed more, but that happens in the next two books (which I also recommend!). I'm not going to give you a summary of the book. You can read the back of the cover for that. I definitely recommend it though if you're wanting to go on a unique and thrilling adventure with some amazing characters!.Score: 5/5

Such a good bookI really enjoyed this book. Some others have said it doesn't have an ending, but that's because there is a second book. I'm not crazy about the Unenchanted books, but I like this series! They make me crazy!.Score: 5/5

PLEASE KEEP WRITING!!!😍😍😍😍 I just want to say you are the best author ever and your books are perfect!!!.Score: 5/5

Love this series!It's a great twist and mix of romance, adventure, and action. It will never become boring and will leave you wanting different sides. Doesn't disappoint. The author has yet again written a great series!.Score: 5/5

Couldn't put it down!This book is absolutely incredible! it took my heart on a journey that I will never forget!!.Score: 5/5

💕😍I have always had my favorite author "Ann .M. Martin". I never dared to read an others books. Until I put my eyes onto the cover of the "Iron Butterfly". I know they always say to no judge a book by its cover, even tho with my stubborn personality I did. Although when I laid my eyes on this book I fell in love and decided to start reading it. Once I finished in to days of reading it I almost cried that it was over. I think I have found my new favorite artist. And I thank her dearly for writing this book because I fell in love with it..Score: 5/5

First book series i fell in love with!It was the best I have ever read! I usually hate reading but when I found this book on the iBook store i hade no clue that I would soon fall in love with reading. Thank you for writing this book! If you wouldn't have I wouldn't be reading anything ....besides manga... But that doesn't count. 😊.Score: 5/5

LoveThis is an amazing series. Highly recommended. Have read all 3 books multiple times..Score: 5/5

AMAZING!!!!!!This book is by far the best book I've read yet, she gets straight to the point she doesn't lack characteristics, you can visually see the characters as your reading, you can feel their emotion, this has to be the best yet..Score: 5/5

Awesome bookThis book was really good brought me to tears at the end:'(.Score: 5/5

WOWThis book was remarkably outstanding. If you are considering reading this STOP RIGHT NOW and go read! I am going to go buy the other two books to these series at this very moment. I am so eager to find out what happens next. I am always on the edge of my seat, trying to guess the next surprise, but was always stunned to see it was even more surprising. I 100% recommend this book! GO START READING!.Score: 1/5

LOVED IT!!!!!This is the type of book I would add to my very small book collection, only made for mind changing books. I loved it and would love to read the others in this series. 👏👏👍👍👍.Score: 5/5

The Iron ButterflyAlright book. Very interesting plot line. Some romance and adventure. Over all pretty good..Score: 4/5

Loved It!!!I love this book, it's one of the best book I have ever read..Score: 5/5

CaptivatingThis was the first book I have ever read cover to cover in one sitting. I loved it.Score: 5/5

Reading this book so far… so GREAT!!Is there a sequel cause i love this book.Score: 5/5

Pretty Good...Especially For a Free BookThe Iron Butterfly is a lot more than something you can read for free because it's just a really good book. Chanda Hahn, the author, gives you a very good idea on how the main character feels. Another reason why I love the book is because of the balance between adventure and romance..Score: 4/5

Engaging from the start!My girls and I are hooked..Score: 5/5

Very uniqueI’m really into the start of this story. It’s so different and exciting. I want more!.Score: 5/5

MehOK story, but could really use a good proof reading / editing session..Score: 3/5

Love her booksThis book is amazing! Loved it. Kept me guessing and it was very intriguing. Amazing read..Score: 5/5

It’s okThe book has all of the elements to make it good but it comes a bit short. the world building is a bit mediocre & important concept are not explained, which can be confusing. however, the plot was interesting enough to keep me engaged, although the protagonist could be annoying at times..Score: 3/5

Entertaining!It's not a challenging read, but the Iron Buttery draws you into the author's created world with curiosity. It's interesting, fun, and should definitely be on your reading list - if only for the unique characters and their stories..Score: 4/5

Very goodI enjoyed reading this book, kept me engaged and interested the keep on reading. Will more likely purchase the series..Score: 5/5

HookedBy far one of the easiest series to captive and enchant you. Only complaint is there are a good many typos. I love the way the author reveals each character. Plenty of magic and action so far. The romantic relationships are just starting to develop, which is a nice change from so many books that have the main characters fall in love within a couple chapters (so predictable) This is defiantly not the case here thank goodness! Page turner from the beginning for me. Highly recommend..Score: 4/5

ReviewThis is my new favorite book. I can't wait to read the other books in the series!😀.Score: 5/5

Goodly!:)Soooo glad theres a sequel... i was scared there for a second! getting the sequel asap!!! great book, definitely recommend it!!!:D.Score: 5/5

The Iron Butterfly SeriesI am addicted I have literally read them all over 49 times and when I am not I just sit and think what kale had to tell Thalia that was SO IMPORTANT! Please get the book I am begging I am very excited to read it 😃😄😄😄😄😜😜😜😜👍👍👍👍👍 are kale and Thalia 💏💑💏💑💑💏💑💏💑💑💏💑💑💏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️What are joss and Thalia are they a thing will Thalia tell joss she had caught him with her OWWWWWW so many questions so many reasons and answers that are possible but my biggest one is WHERE IS THE RAVEN WITH HIS SISTER AND WHO IS THE RAVEN HOPE THEY ARE ANSWERED IN THE NEXT BOOK THANKS I REALLY HOPE YOU GET THIS AND THAT YOU ARE AN AMZING AUTHOR AND HAVE TALENT, NEVER LET ANYONE TELL YOU LESS.Score: 5/5

ReviewExcellent series.Score: 5/5

Great authorThis book Is one of my favorites now. I plan to read this series to my kids. Not only this book, but all of Chanda's books are great. In the last seven days, I've read all of her books. The stories are good, clean and inspiring. Thank you Chanda for finishing them. I look forward to reading more of your works in the future..Score: 5/5

Loved this Book!!!!I don't read much but this book captured my attention. I couldn't put it down!!!!.Score: 5/5

AmazingI absolutely fell in love with the characters and the story. This is honestly one of my all time favorite series..Score: 5/5

Good premiseThe idea for this story is a really good one and it almost made up for the lack of attention to detail throughout the book. There were a few plot holes, some missing details and a few times the back story was interjected abruptly and very randomly. It got better during the last third of the book but the first two thirds could have done with some more development. Better editing may have improved this. That being said, the idea for the story is unique and interesting and was captivating enough to make me want to finish the book..Score: 3/5

Best book ever!!I read this book twice and I really want to read the steel wolf but it costs and I would really like it if it didn't but I have no choice but to live with it. The book pulls me into it. Makes me feel like I'm living in the book. I give this book 5 stars best book ever!!😃.Score: 5/5

Loved it!!!Awesome book keeps you guessing loved it.Score: 5/5

FAV AUTHOR DOES IT AGAINMy reaction to this book: Chanda released another book! Omg its so good Wait what? Now its even better *hardcore fangirls This book was amazing! Usually Chanda Hahns books take a few chapters to open up, but this one immedeately immersed me into the plot. Yet, it did not stray from giving me a background which is extremely important! The characters are real and strong, the plot full, and the worldbuilding is incredible. I wish I could live here btw. If you haven’t read this book already shame on you! Start right now!!.Score: 5/5

Answer to My Prayers!!I am completely in love with Mrs. Hahn's Unfortunate Fairy Tale series, and was hesitant to start her new one... However, I went from being completely intent on hating it to it being the answer to my prayers! If you have not read any of Mrs. Hahn'd books yet, then I HIGHLY recommend anything this AMAZING author has written!!.Score: 5/5

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I loved this book and I can't wait to start reading the second one!.Score: 5/5

Brought Me to Another WorldI loved this book and the way it took me to another world. I loved the way I could visualize the story through her great writing. Can't wait to start the next book!!.Score: 5/5

Great Book!Very Interesting...can't wait for the second book!.Score: 4/5

Wonderful!I couldn't stop reading it. I wanted to know what would happen next. Each time I put my iPod down all I could think of was this story. But the ending left me hanging. Will there be a second one?! I hope so!.Score: 5/5

AMAZING😆😆😆😆😆I've read the series 4 times it's an amazing book by an amazing author, five stars does not do it justice.Score: 5/5

Couldn't put it down!!!I can't believe the second book isn't done. It's killing me, there is so much left hanging. Kael , clan, what really took place, her powers, Joss ahhhh ! Please say a second book is on its way..Score: 5/5

Amazing!Beautifully paced, quite original, this book is beautiful and moving! I definitely recommend it! A work of art!.Score: 5/5

The Iron ButterflyAwesome!.Score: 5/5

Loved itI loved this book. It was so different from anything else I've read. I can't wait to read more!.Score: 5/5

WowI could not stop reading! It keeps you involved all the way through. I give it a 5 out of 5!.Score: 4/5

Excellent!This book is wonderful, I enjoyed it greatly! A must read for all..Score: 5/5

Pretty greatOk so the beginning is sort of confusing with the whole denai (don't know how to spell that) thing , when I first started reading this I thought I started on like book two or three and I'm still confused. But on the other hand this book is action packed and very emotional even a little romantic . I know that you think that I'm probably talking about joss and Thalia but come on! TEAM KAEL!!!! Even though he can be a huge jerk I always expect the unexpected. But if Thalia leaves joss for good I might be a little heartbroken.Score: 4/5

The Iron ButterflyOne of the best books I have ever read! Turns and twists--I never knew what was going to happen next! I'd recommend it for boys and girls (mostly girls) ages 11-15. A timeless, clever, fantasy classic--you'll want to read it again and again!!! Oh and by the way, the next book in the series, The Steele Wolf, is equally enjoyable; you'll be glad you bought it..Score: 5/5

AmazingThis book really touched my heat. I couldn't stop reading it. Hope there's going to be a part 2.Score: 5/5

Iron ButterflyIt was too short but it was really good. I reminded me a lot of Keeper of The Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger with the characters and the plot but only vaguely. It was great!.Score: 5/5

Best book ever!!!!!This book is really nice and it left me hanging. It really touched my heart and I cried at the end. I really hope there will be a second book. I was always thinking about it and I can't read another book until the next one!.Score: 5/5

Find an editor!I really liked this story and I will read the next book. The characters are interesting and the pace is pretty good but there is a desperate need for editing. The errors in grammar begin almost immediately and continue to the end. Many times there were complete words missing. Normally I can ignore the odd mistake here and there but there are so many it’s a distraction. There are some minor structural problems that can be easily fixed but, again, overall I really like the plot and its direction. Find a good editor!.Score: 3/5

Forever a fanAfter reading the Unfortunate Fairytale I became a fan and decided to read your second series; I was not disappointed. This is an amazing fictional, action-filled, slightly romantic book. Please write more! #teamkael❤️.Score: 5/5

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Awesome!!Was a really great book! Loved kael, joss and everyone!!! Loved the action, mystery, and end!!! Good job. When i saw this was the author of unenchanted, i wasnt surprised. It was a geat book! Recommended for all ages.Score: 5/5

Loved it!Great book, found it very hard to put down and bought second book straight away!!.Score: 5/5

Absolutely amazingI could not put this book down, Chanda absolutely captures your imagination with her amazing characters and incredibly exciting story lines. Hands down the best book I have read. Can't wait for book three of the series..Score: 5/5

The Iron ButterflyA great story, well worth reading. I really look forward to reading more. I am sure the story will continue .highly recommended reading..Score: 5/5

A good readI don't read books at all but I was sucked into this and the other books the author has written. I just hope the second book comes out very soon. I can't wait and am looking forward to reading it and hopefully many more of the authors books..Score: 5/5


Good plot, but needs some refiningIt's a pretty interesting story and I would like to read more to see how it finishes, but it could do with some editing in regards to tenses and also spelling and word usage here and there, especially homophones etc, which would make it a better novel.Score: 3/5

FantasticI stumbled across this book. Downloaded not knowing anything. It turned out to be an amazing read!!! Can't wait to read the 2nd part.Score: 5/5

Good bookBeautiful story.Score: 5/5

Iron butterflyThis is a great read can wait for the next book.Score: 5/5

Brilliant!!Great book! Great story, interesting and engaging characters. Just loved it!!! Read this book after reading the 'unenchanted' series and am now a huge fan. Cant Wait to read more of her books. And I'm now re-reading the series after reading The Silver Siren. These are my favourite books. And I had forgotten how much I loved this first one..Score: 5/5

Wow!What a story, I absolutely loved it. Very different to what I originally thought it would be, but I wasn't let down. Yes, there were a few errors and would definitely benefit from some editing but I was so into the story I didn't care. Can't wait to read the next :).Score: 4/5

MeganA really great book! I couldn't stop reading it, I'm really excited for the sequel!!!.Score: 5/5

Awesome book!Such a great book if u loved unenchanted this is the book for u.Score: 5/5

Whoa.Downloaded the book not quite knowing what to expect, and can I just say, wow. This book was awesome. With a blend of every kind of thing I look for in a book. I can't wait to get the next book...this was fabulous! I definitely recommend, definitely!.Score: 5/5

THE IRON BUTTERFLYI am a bookaholic i have read so many books but the iron butterfly has to my all time favourite book.every chance i got i would start reading i literally could not put it down. After i had finished reading the book i couldnt wait to get my hands on the next one. Chanda please keep writing books like this.Score: 5/5

Enjoyed fast moving plot great seriesI really enjoyed this series do yourself a favour and give it a chance it really drew me in and I couldn't put them down I think even the next books even more fun thanks for a great read I really enjoyed these books and the love story.Score: 5/5

The iron ButterflyBrilliant book, couldn't put it down just had to finish it!.Score: 5/5

AMAZINGI love love love this series!.Score: 5/5

The iron butterflyA terrific read! Can't wait for the next one.Score: 5/5

It's great :)I really enjoyed this book it was great, I couldn't put it down.I noticed it was really similar to the poison study books that I have read and I loved those too..Score: 5/5

Fantastic!This was an excellent read and I can't wait for the next book in the series. Unlike many other iBooks this has an excellent and unique story line, great character development and gripped me from start to finish. Thank you so much! Please finish the other books quickly!.Score: 5/5

Great read!This was a great read! Action-packed filled with great characters. Can't wait for the next book to come out - keen to know what happens next!!.Score: 4/5

Iron butterflyApart from the grammatical errors through the book, I really enjoyed reading this story! It kept me so hooked that while I tried to do other things, I kept coming back to read more and so finished it in under a day :).Score: 4/5

WARNING!!!This book could be a health hazard. What if there was a fire? I wouldn't even realise, I'm too engrossed 😀.Score: 5/5

A real page turner!Fantastic book. Not my usual genre and enjoyed it thoroughly. Couldn't put it down, looking forward to the next installment. :).Score: 4/5

Surface-deep charactersI couldn’t get past the first few chapters. The main character kept saying how strong and unusual she was, but then contradicted herself immediately through her next actions. E.g. saying the only way to survive was to not speak to the guards, but then immediately yelling in a ‘fit of passion’. I stopped reading this book because I felt like the characters only had one or two traits that summed up their whole personality and it got to a point where they were so ridiculous I didn’t care whether they survived the iron butterfly or not..Score: 1/5

Iron ButterflyHello, I, personally as a teenager, enjoyed this book very much. All in all, the writing was intriguing, but I want more!!! There NEEDS to be a second book, because I want to know what happens to joss and Thalia! Does she stay with her family or does she come back? I don't know if there is a second book, but if there is, reading it!!!.Score: 3/5

Wow loved this seriesMake sure you read this series it is fantastic and one that I couldn't put down.Score: 5/5

The Iron ButterflyThis is a great book that has both mystery and fantasy. The thing I love about this book is you figure out what is happening and her past from the text. I also like how if you read it more than once you can find more clues that help you find out her past. I give it 5 out of 5..Score: 5/5

The iron butterflySimilar to the hunger games but a million times better i hpe you make a movie.Score: 5/5

X-manIt remind me about the x-man story! Nice book.Score: 5/5

I can't get enough of it!I absolutely love this book. It's sooooo good! I mean like at the end I'm like yay Thalia found her family but I'm still kinda curious about Kael and if he's related to her past and all also what happended to Callie? I think her name is spelled that way right?.Score: 5/5

AwesomeLoved it! Love Chanda Hans books.Score: 5/5

Loving It!Loving it! I love this book it is outstanding and I would definitely read this book again. It is an amazing book with so much detail. BBE!.Score: 5/5

Okay..Love the story but the ending was a complete let down :(.Score: 3/5

Impatiently awaiting the next instalmentRead it within two days between work and not enough sleep. Really enjoying the characters, but impatient for the sequel.Score: 5/5

Iron butterflyThis book is a great story.Score: 5/5

Love love love this series!!This book I could not put down!! Can't wait to read the next one!.Score: 5/5

AMAZING!!!Wow this book was so good I can't wait for the second :D.Score: 5/5

AmazingWhat an absolutely fabulous book! Love love Love this series!.Score: 5/5

Good readWell written and entertaining, highly recommend it.Score: 5/5

A brilliant readThis was one of the most amazing, intriguing books I have ever read. I was on the edge of my seat and could not put it down. Brilliant!!!.Score: 5/5

Great book!Great storyline, well thought out and interesting twists and turns. I had issues with the spelling, tense and sentence errors throughout the book, there’s a lot to be said for proper editing and/or a publisher over self publishing, as it really detracts from the story. Still an enjoyable read!.Score: 4/5

AmazingWhen will the sequel come out?!? Such an amazing book I didn't want it to end!.Score: 4/5

:OOh my god! This is now my fav series!!!! I luv it way better than hunger games and harry potter!! I mustttt reeeaaadddd moooorreeeee! :))).Score: 5/5

Would be better without all the errorsIt was a decent story, but not as good as her Unfortunate Fairytale series. Most notably because of the many many many spelling and grammar errors, which completely detract from the story. I can handle one or two per story, but one, two or more per chapter is just frustrating. I also found some of the circumstances and characters unbelievable, such as how angry Joss became from hearing Thalia's story. And why is there always a character like Syrani? I will read the second one, as I enjoyed it beyond a few niggling annoyances..Score: 3/5

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The iron butterflyWhen I read this book, I went through every emotion from being scared and worried to feeling in love, this is an extraordinary book that makes you feel like you're in the book, highly recommended !!!! :P.Score: 5/5

Review for Iron butterflyAfter reading this book and all of her other books, Chanda Hahn is one of my absolute favourite writers. I love her books and she makes me not want to put my phone down.😄😄😄.Score: 5/5

Best book everFrom not knowing the author at all, Chanda Hahn has become my favourite author after reading this book! It is a captivating story and does not leave the reader waiting, this is officially the BEST BOOK EVER!!!.Score: 5/5

Loved it!A brilliantly book to read. Needs better proof reading to correct some grammatical problems but other than that- fantastic! Thank you!.Score: 5/5

Love this book!I love this book so much, it is so unique and different from anything I have ever read!.Score: 5/5

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