Monday, 9 April 2012

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

Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: February 1, 2010
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought! (I didn't regret buying it!)
Rating: 5/5 Stars <3

Goodreads Summary:
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 Opinion
A book that deserves to be praised!

If you think this is just another Fae story, you are so wrong. There's nothing normal about this book. This book is exceptional! I was totally captivated from the moment I started chapter 1 and I just couldn't stop reading it. Yes, I literally finished it in one sitting. It's an amazing book. Let me tell you why.

This book is totally action-packed--from Meghan facing the Changeling to going to Nevernever to save her half-brother Ethan with her good friend Robbie Goodfell (or later known as Robin Goodfellow or Puck from A Midsummer Night's Dream). Then she met up with the Erlking, Oberon, who turned out to be her real father. And more action from there on. (no spoilers for you!)

The pace of the story is great, slowly advancing from one scene to another with great vivid details. I'm charmed by Puck's witty dialogue and Ash's icy surface. There seemed to be something deep going on between the two guys, who seemed to be going for each other's throat whenever they could. (Again, no spoilers for you!) Anyway, the main bulk of the story focuses on these three great characters. All I can say is that this is one great and brave journey for Meghan to save her own half-brother at the expense of whatever she has. Truly, this is a great book and there's never a dull moment in there.

I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in Fantasy.

Full 5/5 Stars for The Iron King.

I'm looking forward to reading The Iron Daughter (book 2 of The Iron Fey series)

- As I straightened and started to turn around, something moved out of the corner of my eye. I caught a glimpse of a figure hiding behind Ethan's bedroom door, its pale eyes watching me through the crack. (Page 15)

- "Oh, we're playing nice now?" Puck remained seated, looking anything but compliant. "Shall we have tea first? Brew up a nice pot of kiss-my-ass?"

- "Interesting," he mused. "That thing stinks of iron and steel, and yet it does not burn you. I suppose being half-human has perks, after all."
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"Mmm. Toss it to Ash, would you?"
"No!" Ash stepped back, his hand going to his sword. Grimalkin smiled.
"You see? Even the mighty Winter prince cannot stand the touch of iron..."

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  1. I've heard and read a lot of positive critics over this book. I think I should give it a try, sounds promising. Thanks for the review.