Thursday, July 28, 2011

Book Review: The Iron Daughter

The Iron Daughter

by Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey #2
Release date: 15th April 2011
Publisher: Mira Books
Pages: 384 (paperback)
Third book: "The Iron Queen" 25th January 2011

Summary from Goodreads:

Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.

Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

After a whole night reading the book (with my fiancé sleeping in our bed and my doggy and I in the couch) all I can say is: AWESOME! Seriously, I wish I could create a new world for this book like Barney in HIMYM created "possimpible", hahahaha. Don't pay me to much attention, I'm sleepy. But yeah, I'm sure you want me talk about the book so here we go:

At the end of the first book we saw Meghan saying good-bye to her family to go fulfill her promise to Ash: she is now in Winter Court and is Queen Mab's prisoner...
Somehow she expected that by doing this she was going to see Ash more but turns out that they see each other only a few times and Ash is always cold and distant.
Trying to forget Ash' behaviour she speaks with Queen Mab about the Iron Fey but it doesn't work, the Queen does not believe a word she says and when the Scepter of the Seasons is stolen the Queen vibrates with anger.
And so the war between Summer and Winter Courts begin. Now is up to Meghan and her friends to recover the Scepter of the Seasons, if not the war with not only affect their world but the human world as well...

The writing, once again, is wonderful. Julie, I believe, is a master creating and showing us the world she created. The way I could feel Meghan's difficult times trying to understand her feelings for Ash were touching and the way I laughed with Puck and Grimalkin have not price.

Nothing more to say, I'm going to read "The Iron Queen" today. If by any chance you don't have the books yet please, I'm begging you here, buy them now!

Alaiel's Rating:

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  1. So glad you are enjoying this series! Now you get to read The Iron Queen which is an unbelievably awesome experience!

  2. I keep meaning to pick up this series!!

  3. Glad you liked it! I didn't like it as much as everyone else seemed to, but I'm still going to keep reading them. :)

    ♥ Sarah @ I'm Loving Books

  4. May I say I totally love the way you guys comment my reviews? My heart jumps up and down every time I see a new comment :D Thanks!

  5. I recent got Summers Crossing and have heard nothing but really good things about this series. Thank you for your review today.

  6. I keep seeing this book. Your review has inspired me to buy it! Thanks. New Follower.

  7. I finally managed to get copies of these books, but haven't got around to reading them. It's almost as if I'm scared to read them because I've built up so much of expectation around the series based on all the great reviews, including this one, that I'm afraid that by reading it some of the magic and wonder will be lost for me. I definitely plan in starting it, though:)


  8. I've had these on my Kindle for so long now that they're just part of the virtual furniture! So many people have told me how good they are, but they seem to get buried under all my other books lol.

  9. I tried really hard to like this book, so much that I got more than halfway through. Ultimately, I had to put it down. I thought it was just way too predictable, and I could just tell how it would end up. I ended up not caring about what happened.



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