Saturday, August 23, 2014

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

The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa

Publisher: HarperTeen, 2009
363 pages, Paperback
Source: Borrowed from the local Library

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
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 sense that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth - that she us 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 Review:

This book was outstanding. I mean really...I was totally enthralled from the start all they way through to page 368 the finish. I am just blown away at the sheer awesomeness that emits from this book.

First off I'm a huge fae fan, especially love reading this type of story. But at the same time, when it come to a book about fae there are a lot similarities. Many books share the same mythology, the summer court and winter court, references to Midsummer Night Dream....the Iron King has these elements, and yet...Kagawa totally makes it her own thing. She created this strangely unique world with even stranger inhabitants....just magical! There was no way to anticipate what Meghan would encounter next.

Absolutely loved Meghan's character. Strong, independent, stubborn, selfless. This is the kind of character that you want to read about, the kind of character that you admire. Not to mention the absolutely compelling cast of supporting characters....Puck, Ash and Grimalkin. There aren't many times, especially in a debut, that I find myself genuinely enjoying and being impressed with all the characters. There are usually one or two that really stand out, and the others fade in the background, that's not the case with the Iron King.

This book has it all...action, romance, humor, intrigue not to mention its's exceptionally written.

This is part of a trilogy, but the first book wraps up nicely and set up perfectly for the next novel, the Iron Daughter. Absolutely recommend this book! heads up its ADDICTING!!!!

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