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Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1)

Author: Julie Kagawa

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Pages: 363

Reviewed by: Sabrina

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.

My Thoughts

Wow, this book was awesome! The Iron King is complete with a wonderful cover and a especially wonderful story. It's vaguely similar to Alice in Wonderland/Peter Pan. The Iron King is beautifully written and the writing flew off the page. Instead of attacking you with a barrage of information all at once, Julie Kagawa perfectly weaves it in the right moment.

I didn't read A Midsummer Night's Dream so half the time I was thinking "Who the hell are these people?"

I sorta hated Megan. I thought she was sorta dumb, a hypocrite and a bit boring. I couldn't believe Megan fell for what happened in pg. 33-38. You could have saw that coming from a mile away.

I thought maybe the romance between Megan and Ash was a little rushed. I can't decide between Puck and Ash, although I'm leaning towards Ash right now. There wasn't really a love triangle since Megan seems mostly oblivious to Puck's affection and the fact that she considers him a friend only. I kinda wish there was a better story to Puck and Ash's animosity.

I love Grimalkin. Do I really need to explain?


  1. I just read your review while sipping on my cup of tea. How apt! Seems to have a lot of positive reviews across multiple blogs so must be a good read. Might have to check it out.

  2. I love this series. :) Meghan drove me crazy, too, in the first book, but I swear she grows as a character so much in the next two books. We find out more about Ash and Puck's past, too. And Grimalkin... is, as always, awesome beyond words. Hope you enjoy the next book!

    Kat @ A Myriad of Books


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