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Book Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Leave a comment The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Published: February 1, 2010

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Source: Bought (E-book)

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny but she doesn’t know it yet. When strange things begin to happen and she starts to believe that she is hallucinating, she knows that things are not what they seem.

When she see’s the most handsome guy she’s ever laid eyes on and her her best friend starts to be more protective of her than normal, she starts to think that something is about to change her world. She couldn’t be more right about that.

However, she can’t believe the real truth- she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and the pawn of a deadly war just waiting to happen. This adventure into faery world will force her to see how far she’ll go to protect those most closest to her, and to believe in herself and what she is capable of in order to save this new world she’s recently discovered.

Personal Thoughts: I’ve known about this book for quiet some time, but with my long to read list, I haven’t had a chance to pick it up until now. It’s hard to just randomly pick a book when you know that you have so many that you’ve been waiting to read. In any case this book was definitely worth the wait. Meghan Chase, Puck, Ash and Grimalkin were good developed characters and made the plot line even more interesting and action packed.

It sort of reminded me of the Wizard of Oz, what with the group of people joining forces together to accomplish a goal. I loved the descriptions of the fey world and each little corner that they came across. It made it realistic and it kept me turning the pages. I found that the majority of the action was saved until the end and that some parts were peppered with action throughout the book to keep us, the readers, interested. I wanted to know whether they would find her brother Ethan or not.

The love triangle between Puck, Ash and Meghan was entertaining to say the least. It was done very well and not to overpowering where we knew who she would end up with. The constant struggle within Meghan was done well and I could picture in my head and feel what she was feeling.

Also, I just love the cover! The font, the colors and her piercing gaze capture your attention and make you want to pick up the book.  The whole package on the cover suits the story line and the small details were well thought out.

For the first book of the Iron Fey series, I have to say that I have no complaints and I can’t wait to read the second book in the series.


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