Friday, April 1, 2011

Review: The Iron King

The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)The Iron King  by Julie Kagawa
Published by Harlequin Teen on Feb 1, 2010

Summary (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.

My thoughts: I have this really bad habit of picking up books from the library and just not reading them, even when they are books that I know I would enjoy. The Iron King was one of those books. I had it floating around my house for a few weeks, renewing it because I didn't want to make the long trek to the library (5 minutes). It somehow wormed its way into my giant purse and happened to be the only book available when I had some time to kill.

So off I tramped into the world of Meghan Chase, were I meet fey, kings, queen, handsome prince and the one and only Robin Goodfellow. The Iron Fey series is one of the first books I've read about fairies and I was enchanted by their lore and in love with all of the folk tale creatures popping up. Kawaga's shining moment, however, was her inclusion of a new breed of fey. The Iron fey, brought on by humans love for technology and our growing dependency on it, fascinated me. As a graphic design minor, a photography lover and overall geek, I love any and all forms of technology. But there is a dark side to it all and Kawaga points that out in her creation. 

While I enjoyed this book, I really didn't get into the plot line until the second and third book. However, in retrospect, this book is a great starting point for the series and I encourage all lover of paranormal and fairy tales alike to try this book. Any other lovers of The Iron Fey series? Favorite parts?

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorite fairy book reads, but I think my favorite in the series was THE IRON DAUGHTER. I can't wait until THE IRON KNIGHT is released!!!!!!!!!!