Monday, February 4, 2013

The Iron King by, Julie Kagawa

The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1) 









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.

Casey's Review:

      For starters, I read The Lost Prince before reading this so, some of the events and characters that were in this book and books later on in the series I already knew about. Mostly a warning if you have not read the WHOLE series then there are SPOILERS in this review.
        Anyway, lets start of with the juicy stuff, the romance, if you would consider it that. For most of the book I was yelling at Ash and Meghan to kiss already since I already knew about them being married. But when they did I was not to satisfied because mainly it was for like a second and they both were close to near death so it did not necessarily count to me, but at least they did kiss. Also on that topic, I don't get this whole team thing. Meghan is so oblivious to Puck's feeling for her, she only realizes it in the next book because Puck tells her, it is kind of pathetic if you ask me, but a lot of female YA characters don't realize that kind of thing for some reason.
       Let's talk about Ethan, I absolutely loved Ethan in The Lost Prince, it's nice to get an insight of him as a child and how terrifying it must have been to have gotten the sight so young and not know what was happening. I loved how Meghan was so protective of him, I think that is what all siblings should be like, there for each other and actually care for or take care of one another.
    Anyway, it seems there is a repeating pattern in YA and it is that the female lead always gets ignored or pushed aside from everyone else in her family. This was the same way, but Meghan was less annoying about it because she didn't complain about it for like 10 chapters like other YA books do. Thank you Julie Kagawa. But Meghan still was kind of annoying in narrating from the complaining to picking at things, but we all do that since were humans, Meghan necessarily isn't, and we all complain at one time or another, I especially, so I cannot really judge. 
           Overall it was a pretty good book and I would definitely recommend it!



1 comment:

  1. Hehe, I read your spoilers lol. Sorry! I just had to! Haha... Anyway, I'm guessing this is a longer type of series, I'm going to bet that in the future, there will be more intense romance, or that something drastic or dramatic will happen to Ethan, or something similar to that. I did read a little bit of this series, and I know that ''Iron Knight'' has a POV of Ash and not Meghan, so you won't have to deal with all of the annoying perspectives of Meghan in that particular book from the series :-) anyway, I wanted to talk about Laurie Halse Anderson, she's probably my all time favorite author. She wrote my favorite book called, ''Speak'' and other books such as, ''Twisted''. This was just a super short review lol, just wanted to dedicate that to her. Also, about the Iron Fey series, do you think it will last as a popular series? I'm concerned over that because a lot of books that have been popular (Twilight, for example) have become over rated, I just wanted to address this issue because a lot of excellent books turn into that eventually. Thank you for another great post, Casey! :)