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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

"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."-GoodReads.

Paperback363 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Harlequin Teen

Do you like fairy tales? I do. 
How about fairy tales with a dark twist? I know, sounds even better right? Well then you should get yourself a copy of The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. Talk about awesome.
Meghan tries to be just a normal girl, but that is hard to do when her dad disappears right in front of her when she is really young, when people tend to forget she is there...oh, and finding out her father is actually a Faery 
King. So much for normal.

Julie Kagawa is an amazing story teller. I just kept getting completely lost in this story. It is just so jam packed with action, adventure, and really cool creatures that I just did not want to stop reading. Which I pretty much did not ever stop. Julie's twist on the faery world was great. That they exist as long as people believe in them (which made me want to clap my hands and say "I do believe in fairies, I do!"). 

One of my favorite things that an author can do is send the hero and heroine on a quest through a new land. I LOVE created worlds and this book gave me one. What made it even more interesting was that they went between our world and their world. It was just so cool. Julie's world building skills are top notch. This woman painted such vivid images in my head with her words that I had no problem picturing the world she wanted me to see. 

Meghan was an alright character. Not my favorite but not my least favorite. She was a bit whiny at points in the beginning, and I just do not like whiny. Then towards the end she became stronger so she has started to grow on me a bit (oh, and kudos to her for learning how to be tricksy like a faery). I did absolutely adore Ash, Puck, and Grimalkin. The banter between Ash and Puck was just so funny. I caught myself giggling more then once when they were fighting. 
And Grim just did his own thing. Went where he wanted, talked to whom he wanted, disappeared without telling anyone where he was going or when he would be back. What a cat. And yes, I did just say cat.

And, if you are a regular reader of my blog you know that I am a lover of love triangles and The Iron King has a really good one. Puck is a sweetheart and also a big goofball which caught my attention, but I was more intrigued by Ash. He's really torn between falling for Meghan or obeying his Queen's orders and, well, killing Meghan. Yeah, it gets pretty intense. And I love it.

If you are looking for a good YA faery tale, get this one. If you are not a big fan of fairies, you should still give this one a try. It just might change your mind about them.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this book as well, but have yet to finish the series!


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