Book Review: The Iron King

The Iron King

by Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey #1
Release date: 1st February 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 368 (paperback)
Second book: "The Iron Daughter" 1st August 2010

Introduction from Goodreads:

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.

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

Ok, true to be told this is the first book I read about fairies and maybe because of that I totally loved it. I'm so glad I bought "The Iron Daughter" and "The Iron Queen" when I ordered this book.

In my opinion, Julie Kagawa is a masterful storyteller, it was so easy to be transported to to the faerie lore she created. Until now lots of her descriptions of the Nevernever are in my mind for me to play and enjoy.
The beginning of the book wad maybe a little bit slow, but when I reached the second part (the book is divided in three parts) it was impossible to stop. Now, lets talk about the characters:

- Meghan, the protagonist, finds herself in the middle of a war in a world she thought could only exist in fairytales. Far from that, the Nevernever was very real and she was, actually, her princess. Her father was no other than King Oberon (yes, that King Oberon from Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare) and in less than a day her life changes radically... One day she is expecting that no one but her best friend Robin is going to remember her "sweet sixteen" birthday and the next day she disconvers this beautiful new world full of ups and downs, loyalty and conspiracy. She is fiercely loyal not only to her family (specially her little brother who is abducted and taken to the faerie lore) but also to her companions.
The only one thing I didn't like about her was the way she "falls in love" for the hot guy (the one before and the one after she discovers her secret) ... but maybe it's a teenage thing.
- Robin: Meghan's best friend, a very funny and loyal friend who always has something to say that will make you smile. But Robin is not his real name, he is Puck, one more character from Midsummer Night's Dream and protector of Meghan. - Ash: This cold prince is sent to hunt down Meghan and bring her to the Winter Queen. Somehow, Ash and Meghan fall in love, despite the fact that he seems cold and always in control of his emotions he hides a tender heart... or so I think xD
- Grimalkin: The most awesome cat ever! i'm just going to say that if you liked Chesire, the cat from Alice in Wonderland, you are going to love him. In fact, I would love to have one just for me!

So just go, buy or order the book and read it. You won't regreat it.

Alaiel's Rating:

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  1. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog for the mid-summer hop! I've added you back on GFC & google reader.

    The Iron King is next on my reading list after I finish Demonglass and Hourglass (odd that 2 totally different books end in glass). Anyway, I've heard great things about The Iron Fey series. I hope I love them!


  2. I have bee wanting to read THE IRON KING for a little while now. Thank you for the review.


  3. I've heard such great things about this series.
    Thanks for the review.

  4. I can't wait to read this series. I just checked out Iron King from the library, so it's on my immediate TBR pile!

  5. Thanks. I've been wanting to read this series but haven't gotten into it.

  6. Great review! I love this series, I just recently finished reading the Iron Knight and I love it!!!!

  7. I haven't read this one yet, but I'm definitely looking forward to doing so! Great review!!! I hear only good stuff and yours wasn't different!

    Geeks & Books

  8. I want to read this book very long time but I still don´t have it :( I really can´t wait to read it! Thanks for the review, now I want to read it even more xD

  9. I have been wanting to read this book for a long while now, but then I heard they are releasing a gorgeous box set of this some time in Sept. Waiting for that! Everyone seems to love this series. Great review!

  10. I might have to give this series a shot.I have seen so many mixed reviews I was having trouble deciding. I don't usually like the the love triangles...But, your review was really good and I will add it to my TBR mountain!
    Brittany S

  11. This book is a great start to an amazing series, although it wasn't the best of the bunch. Regardless, it still captivated me and made me read the next ones which I'm SO grateful for. It is truly magical!

  12. I've got the Iron King on my TBR for the longest while and sadly I have yet to read a book by Julie Kagawa. I've heard a lot of good things about the series and I haven't read any stories about faeries. It sounds magical and the characters sound interesting.

  13. I was wary about this book but after your review, I'm glad to say I own it now and look forward to reading it. It sounds magical and you put my faith in it! Thanks

  14. I wouldn't buy it but I do like the US one better. Russian one looks a bit messy for my taste


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