Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Iron Fey #1)

Released: February 1st 2010
Pages: 363
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Rating: 4.5/5

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.

This novel was phenomenal. The world that Julie created was amazing; somewhere between Peter Pan and A Midsummer Night's Dream. It was a creepy, yet interesting and lets not forget dangerous faery world.

Ever since Meghan Chase's father disappeared when she was six, Meghan felt like an outcast, a misfit. Then as her sixteenth birthday approaches, weird things start to happen. Her cute, bubbly, four year old brother Ethan seems to be possessed and Robbie, Meghan's best friend since childhood, seems to know more than he's letting on. Meghan's in shock when Robbie reveals to her a strange and deadly secret, that a world exists alongside on our own. In order to save Ethan, Meghan sets of on a dangerous journey, entering the deadly world of fey; the Nevernever.

The Iron King is filled with adventure and a variety of interesting characters. Meghan, the protagonist, is a likable  character, she grows as a person through the course of the book and truly has the potential of becoming a great heroine as the series continues. The supporting character are well developed and highly entertaining, especially Puck (Robbie). I must admit to liking Puck more then I liked Meghan. The Ice Prince of the other hand was much more mysterious and held back, so i felt that I couldn't connect to him as much as Puck and Meghan. The romance between Ash and Meghan, I think needed to be a but more developed as well. (All though  I was hoping Meghan would end up with Puck)

Can Meghan rescue her brother? Can she keep Puck and Ash from literally killing each other? Does she dare give her heart to a prince who might enjoy seeing her dead? And most of all, if Meghan manages to survive through the overwhelming obstacles before her, will her life ever be the same again? 

1 comment:

  1. Well said, i agree with everything on your review, looking forward to the review on the Iron Daughter. AND YOUR BACK! YAY!