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Monday, September 19, 2011

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Release Date: February 1, 2010
Publisher: Harliquin Teen
Series: Iron Fey #1
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 363
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Barnes & Noble 

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined. 
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home. When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change. But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

After reading novels on angels, devils, and vampires, getting into the fey series was refreshing. Julie Kagawa's take on the Fey was truly an interesting read. Bringing in a source of iron, weakness to the Fey world, and transforming it into a fast paced novel that hit all the way home.

I found it fun to see the characters of  A Midsummer Nights Dream cameo in Kagawa's novel. King Oberon, Queen Titiana, Robin Goodfellow, Queen Mab. Every character drew me into the story. Especially Ash. The Winter Prince that shot an arrow through my heart. How i wish some characters were real people. It's a saddening to remind myself that he's but a character.

Reading about Meghan's adventure through the Nevernever to find her younger brother (half-brother) Ethan, traveling along side the quirky Puck, the Ice Prince Ash, meeting the mysterious (always pegged me for the Cheshire Cat) Grim, and all the mythical creatures of the Faery Relm made this a fun novel to jump into. I definitely recommended for the romancey-actiony-fantasy readers out there because The Iron King should be on your TBR list asap!

First Line: Ten years ago, on my sixteenth birthday, my father disappeared.

Story: XS

Cover: XS (I love the title font, it's so much fun to run my fingers across!)


Carina said...

This is just one of the best series that's out there. Love the world, love the characters (especially Puck) and I'm sooo sad that it will be over after book 4.

Great review,

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

This book was awesome. Second book a little less though. I haven't read the 3rd one yet so we'll see... :)

Denice said...

Thank you for the review!!! I can't wait for the Spin-off series!!! I enjoyed reading this book... And it really is unique!!!

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