Title: The Iron King
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: February 1, 2010
I received this book for review from Big Honcho Media.
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.
Thoughts: In the time span of 24 hours Meghan Chase turns 16, learns that her little brother has been kidnapped. Her best friend is the Puck of legend and that all the fae creatures she's read about are very real. Plus if that wasn't bad enough she learns that she is the daughter of the Seelie King. But with some unexpected companions she just might make it through Nevernever and maybe even back home.
The Iron King was a fantastic read, I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. A wonderful cast of characters. I loved both Ash and Puck, but Grim the Cait Sith was a favorite also. Another great factor in loving this book was the author's inspiration from A Midsummer Night's Dream. This was an exciting tale of danger, discovery of the truth and new found love. Ms. Kagawa has created a world that readers will want to visit time and again. Meghan's journey has just begun, I look forward to finding out where it will lead.
Score: 4 Stars
Author Website: http://www.juliekagawa.com/
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