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The Iron King Review

Title: The Iron King
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publication Date: February 1 2010

Are you a believer? Do you see figures out of the corner of your eye and wonder if somethings there of if you imagined it? If you love the unknown and mystical world of fae then this is definitely the book for you.

What you need to know about the book:

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 hearing people talk about this series for so long I finally decided to give it a shot. I've been stuck on a 'fae' kick ever since I read the Fever Series that I talked about in a previous post and have been dying to get my hands on something fresh and different then all the other 'fae' stories out there. At first it seemed like so many other stories surrounding the seele and unseal courts. But after sitting down to give it a shot I really started to fall for the characters especially our heroic prince Ash! The lead character, Meghan a half fae princess is thrown into a world of unknown when she discovers her brother has been kidnapped by fae and she has to travel to their world to rescue him.

I'll admit it took me a while to like Meghan's character. She seemed like a great heroine who was willing to sacrifice everything to rescue her four year old brother but I was a little (or a lot) annoyed by how much time she spent in tears crying on boys shoulders and feeling sorry for herself. She did start to get a backbone around the middle of the book when she stood by her beliefs and refused to let her companions kill each other in a fae duel... that was probably one of my favorite parts of this book.

Julie Kagawa took a novel that at first glance seems like so many others and turned it into a whirlwind adventure filled with action, drama, and a bit of romance. I can't wait to see what happens to Meghan, Ash, and Puck in the next book!

Have you read this story yet? If you have, let me know what your thoughts were. Who's your favorite male fae... Ash or Puck?

Review by: Meredith


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