Monday, December 6, 2010

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Released: February 2010
Published: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Young Adult - Paranormal - Fey
Pages: 363
Source: Bought

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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.


I have heard wonderful reviews about this series, bought it months and months ago, and JUST NOW got to it. My first statement to myself is: Amber, what the heck took you so long?!

Julie Kagawa is a brilliant woman. I would love to jump into her ear and wiggle my way into her brain so I could see how her imagination works! Me and Fey books aren't exactly best friends. I do love a good book on faeries, but my problem is some authors just go a bit over my head. You start giving me weird names that have a million 'y' and 'i''s in them and I just cannot do it. If you share the same problem like me, well don't fret because Julie's writing is smooth and can suck you in within minutes.

Meghan is a great narrative. She has a great mix of being head-strong and vulnerability. You can tell as you read that she is frighten, which she should be considering that there is never, and I mean NEVER a moment where she's not in some sort of danger, but she still has this determination to get her brother back. I love characters like this!

Now if you've been around a few blogs, you've might have heard of this whole Team Ash and Team Puck thing. I'm always down for a dark, brooding type of guy. He's someone that you can easily fall for, but he's distant, and guards himself well. And I should have fallen for him.


There's Puck. Puck who completely without a doubt steals the show in this book. He is nothing but hilarious, quit-witted, and charming in his own Puck-way. Though him and Meghan are pretty much best friends, and honestly, I wouldn't want them to be together because I doubt it would work, I still really loved Puck almost more than I loved Meghan.

Basically if you were like me and still haven't gotten around to reading this series, you need to go pick it up! You will be amazed by this world Julie has created. The way her characters easily come to life just had me in awe. And did I tell you there was a talking cat? I don't even like cats, but I was loving Grimalkin!

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prophecygirl said...

I'm on a faerie book kick at the moment, and like you I'd had this for ages and haven't read it. Me thinks I need to go and dig it out!

Bethany said...

I'm feeling the same way you felt at first. After reading,like, a gillion and one good reviews on this I think I better get to it :)

Monster of Books said...

hahah I'm glad you enjoyed it, this is a really good series.

Bri Ahearn said...

I agree so much about the odd names in faerie books! I just bought this one myself and I'm excited to read it.

Llehn said...

Everyone has good things to say about this book :D