**This is a spoiler free review for this book. But the synopsis and review contain spoilers from the previous book.**
"Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.
Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart."-GoodReads.
Paperback, 359 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Harlequin Teen
Source: Bought at bookstore.
I am so beyond happy how much Meghan grew up in this book. As much as I loved the first book, The Iron King, she was hard to relate to because she was quite whiny in the beginning. But towards the end of the first book and on into this one she started to grow up and realize that whining is not helping anyone so she better get smart and keep her wits about her.
To me The Iron Daughter was a tad slower than The Iron King, but it didn't really bother me all that much. It gave me time to catch up and learn more about certain characters, ya know, like Prince Ash. Who, if I might add, is just as hot as ever.
He has such a hard exterior which definitely shines for a good part of this book. But, for very good reasons, so I can't really blame him for being a jerk sometimes. Once you finally get past that exterior shell though, he can be even more fantastic.
There is so much more I could say about this book. I really truly love The Iron Fey series. They are such great faery books. But I don't want to spoil things for anyone who has yet to read this one. Just know that the action, adventure, humor, and romance are all still there and just as great as the first book.
Julie Kagawa's master story telling skills shine again. So if you enjoyed The Iron King, you should most definitely enjoy The Iron Daughter.