Monday, August 8, 2011

Review: The Iron King

The Iron King By Julie Kagawa

Series Name: Iron Fey
Pages: 363
Type of Copy: Paperback
Received by: RAK, Carrie, Stalking the Shelves
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Review Written: 8/8/11

Teaser from Goodreads

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.

 First Reaction: 

I started this book not knowing what to expect what so ever. With the Iron Knight being all the rage recently I decided I might as well try it eventually and then within a few weeks of putting it on my goodreads to-read list Carrie at Stalking the Shelves sent me an RAK. Upon opening the package- with no idea what it would  be I got really excited and instantly fell in love with the cover. You can't really see it unless you hold a copy so if you ever get a chance at a bookstore just pick it up and see how beautiful it is. The swirls and lettering are lifted and shiny and just lovely. I find this book like a version of Alice in Wonderland mixed YA.


Meghan: Meghan is usually unnoticed. She lives on a farm with her family after her dad disappeared when she was six. Now her step-dad and half brother along with her mother live in a nearly unpopulated area, but then things turn weird when her brother suddenly attacks her and her mother slips and hits her head then her only friend Robbie starts acting really weird.

Puck (Robbie): You may also know him as Robin Goodfellow. Ring any bells? 

Ash: Prince of the winter court.

The Iron King: Nearly unheard of king of technology who wants Meghan to become his...queen. 


When I put this book on my wishlist I never imagined I would enjoy it so much. I was never a huge fan of adventure, and I haven't read much fantasy. At the very beginning of the book I didn't find myself sucked in as much as I had  been hoping, but after about 50 pages I knew I was going to like the book. 
The writing has a good balance between speech and action, and was easily followed. I cannot wait until I can get my hands on a copy of the Iron daughter!


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1 comment:

  1. I have heard lots of good things about this series, but I've never been able to get a chance to read it!

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