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Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Release Date: February 01, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 363


Megan 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 Review:

** WARNING: Once you start to read this book you won't be able to put it down, yes it's that good! **

This book hooked me in from the start with the amazing characters, I absolutely adored Puck, and the enchanting faery mythology, which I just love. From the get go the iron kings sucks you in and doesn't stop, there is never a lull like in some books, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.

The imagination Julie Kagawa is amazing! What can I say, the whole world she created was so unique, especially the iron kingdom where she wove farey mythology and man kinds increasing reliance on science and technology together to indicate why the iron kingdom exists and the terrible impact it was and will continue to have on the nevernever.

Meghan was a strong heroine who really developed as a character throughout the book, at the start she was apprehensive and scared travelling through the Nevernever to find her brother but by the end of the book with all the situations she has gone through she is a lot stronger and more confident. I loved how she would do anything for the people she loved, that really endeared her to me. Whilst I really liked Megan as a character Puck was my favourite, he was the joker always there to put a smile on Megan's face. I mean who doesn't like a funny boy? Then there is Ash, Megan's love interest who weirded me out a bit at the start of the novel but as we got to know more about Ash and saw his relationship with Megan develop I began to soften to him (especially when they were in the iron kingdom), then towards the end I was like 'kiss her you fool! Cant you see she likes you!' I felt he was a very complex character and I can't help but think there is still much more to find out about Ash in the next book. Ohh I almost forgot to mention Grimalkin the talking cat! Yes there is a talking cat, loves it!

I can't wait for the next installment, the iron daughter, only a couple more months until August, but it seems so long away…


Najela said...

My friend was just talking about this book.I have the novella that goes between the Iron King and the Iron Daughter. I haven't gotten a chance to read it yet though.

I found you through the book hop.

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