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Monday, 22 August 2011

Review: THE IRON KING

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Book 1 of the Iron Fey Series

Genre: YA, urban fantasy

About The Iron King:
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.
Source: Info in the About The Iron King was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6644117-the-iron-king on 02/07/2011.

Review:
I really enjoyed the writer's style, the way she wrote about the backgrounds of the Nevernever and characters. It was hard putting the book down just to go to bed. The first few chapters was a bit confusing because, I first thought that I am reading an old fairy tale and not a new and fresh story. What I mean by that is, is that the writer used old fairy tales and it did not feel that it was her own and that it started to become a bit predictable for the ending of the book. But the more I read the more the writer started to make it her own and that is when I started to enjoy the story.

There was however one character I did get annoyed with and that was Meghan Chase. I find her weak even though she has incredible powers. This character also cry to much in every chapter and that she does come across as someone that is blind to her surroundings and predicaments. Even into the Iron Daughter Meghan still has not grown up yet and still cry and hide to mush. As a reader I just could not get into Meghan's character.

But apart from Meghan Chase I fell in love with the books and the characters, the story is well written and very addictive.

I am looking forward to The Iron Queen to come.
Books In The Iron Fey Series:


Thank you to Mira Ink for the review copy of The Iron King by Julie Kagawa received!

6 comments:

fairypenguin said...

Great review! You need to proof read though, because it's a bit confusing. However, I do agree with you that Meghan has an unfortunately week character compared to everyone else in the book. I felt like her emotional reactions were appropriate. However, I got impatient with her when she would hesitate to take action, or make an obviously unwise decision. I'm hoping to see more growth from her in future books.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Really? I should SO buy this. The writer lives within an hour from where I now live and I've been meaning to try her work for like ever.

Blodeuedd said...

I want this :D Yes I do. Everyone keeps saying that it is so good and I have sure listened to them

Jenny N. said...

I'm way behind on this series but I did love this first book.

Sarah said...

I found Meghan a bit annoying in this one as well. I liked her in The Iron Daughter though. But, as you just stopped by my Iron Queen review, you can see that I'm kind of on the down side of it again. For me it seems to be kind of up and down. But one things for sure, I love Ash! :)

♥ Sarah @ I'm Loving Books

Cherry said...

I put this book down halfway through, I found Meghan's TSTL (too stupid to live) act too annoying. But of what I could tell of the world building thus far, it was fantastic! Jackie is obviously a more tolerant reader than I am... :)

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