July 31, 2011

The Iron King

So I finished The Iron King by Julie Kagawa last Tuesday but since I'm having so much fun on vacation I didn't have time to start writing this review in til now. Sorry folks!
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.
Now first things first, I'd like to thank the wonderful Melina from Reading Vacation for recommending me this book. It was truly amazing.
The book starts out with Meghan very confused about her life. She's poor, lives on a pig farm, and just got into a conflict with the wrong jock. Then when her little brother gets kidnapped by an evil faery queen we see a totally different Meghan. A defensive one. A warrior. I love the bond Meghan has with her brother Ethan, how she would do anything to get him back including give up her freedom.
Now every YA fantasy these days has to be at least 30% to 50% romance and often that gets a little boring for me. But this one was very interesting. Or at least one of the two love interests were. Puck, who was a faery in disguise in her life in the "real" world and then her guide on the mission to rescue her brother was fun, a trickster and also the famous Puck/Robin Goodfellow depicted in Shakespeare's classic play A Midsummer's Night Dream. Ash however, the prince from the summary was a total mirror of Edward from Twilight. He was so perfect, it becomes boring to the power of ten. They're some Team Puck or Team Ash stuff going on like the Team Edward and Team Jacob from The Twilight Saga. I'm strongly Team Puck because Puck actually has some character and is the underdog, Team Puck forever!
The settings in this book are amazingly thought-out and complex, which is a good thing but sometimes it does get a little overwhelming and make me start screaming: "WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE SO COMPLEX?! WHY!? CAN'T THEY JUST BE LITTLE PIXIES THAT LIVE IN HUTS?" yeah, that sounds about right. Other then that and the character of Ash, this book is almost perfect.
The Iron King will delight, enthrall and mesmerize fans of any genres. I hope there's plenty more where this came from!
Book Battle Update: This is my eleventh book read in the book battle! I haven't heard from Maddz in a while but for what I know she's at five.


  1. Wow okay I thought it was about snow and stuff lol! But it sounds really great and i'm looking forward begin reading it.

    Love your 'About the reviewer' thing!!

  2. Yeah, I didn't know too much about it in the beginning either.

    Thanks! I've changed it like four times though.

  3. Team Puck for me too!


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