The Iron King

May 18, 2010 | Book Reviews | 1 comment

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The Iron KingThe Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Also by this author: The Iron Daughter
Series: The Iron Fey #1
Also in this series: The Iron Daughter
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Published by Harlequin Teen on February 1, 2010
Pages: 368
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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.

Literary's Views


I’ve read a lot of fairy themed books and while they had a similar theme, they each brought something different to the table. With the Iron King, author Julie Kagawa brought a fresh new flavor to the fairy theme with her rich, new adventurous world.  From the beginning I was sucked into Megan’s journey to find her brother which during that process she ultimately found herself and who she was meant to be.   Kagawa didn’t waste any time bringing me into the thick of things with the complicated enticing plot and all the interesting characters Megan meets on her journey. I really enjoyed how there was an innocence and danger through out the story, giving it a perfect balance and having me clueless as to what was going to happen next. I enjoyed the sprinkle of romance and the beginnings of a love triangle Ms. Kagawa set up between Megan, the best friend Puck and the elusive Ash. I can’t wait to see it develop in the future books. What captured my attention the most what the amazing characterization, we got to see inside Megan and all the characters in the story.  To me there were no secondary characters in this book; all the characters played an important part to the plot which added to the crazy, amazing and dangerous world of Faery.  I would recommend reading this book with open eyes and no preconceived notions of what a fairy book is because Julie Kagawa has delightfully brought a whole new look to Faery.

5 Stars

1 Comment

  1. Morgan

    I'm so glad you enjoyed this book, because I felt the same way! Great reaview-defiantly going to have to read it again.


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