Monday, March 29, 2010

Book Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (February 1, 2010)

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.

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This story is a true journey. Nothing is rushed or forced. At first glance it may seem like all the other popular YA books about fae, but once you settle in to read it you soon realize it has set itself apart from the rest and is truly unique. There are some very interesting characters such as Grimalkin who is a cait sith, or demon cat basically. He definitely reminds be of the Cheshire Cat, full of mystery and scheming. Ash is yet another character I look forward to reading more about. Meghan and Ash are in a terrible and unfortunate position that makes me anxious to read the second book in the series, The Iron Daughter, which will be out in August 2010. As for the main character, Meghan, I absolutely love her! She has a strong sense of loyalty, even in the face of danger, and she doesn't give up. There is absolutely nothing negative I can say about this book, It is a great read.

5/5

CymLowell


1 comment:

vvb32 reads said...

ooo, demon cat. this cover and the one for iron daughter are intriguing.