Monday, April 26, 2010

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Characters: 18/20
Plot: 19/20
Originality: 19/20
Writing: 20/20
Recommendation: 19/20
Overall: 95/100 or A
Source: Gift
Meghan Chase has always felt like an outsider, luckily she has her good friend Robin Goodfellow on her side. That is until her brother is replaced by a changeling and taken away into the land of Faeries. With the help of her best friend, who is really the Puck, she enters an exciting adventure to find her brother. Meghan also finds out that she is the daughter of the summer faery king. Now she will journey into the depths of Faery to face an unknown enemy . . . and beg the help of a winter prince who might as soon kill her as let her touch his icy heart.
I related to Meghan. She was fearful of the future and what could happen to her, when something suddenly happens. She was also unsure of herself, but had to take a chance on it. She was also very feisty and was set on she wanted, I admired that quality of her. Puck was really funny and made me laugh. He was a great friend to Meghan and was very loyal to her. I LOVED Ash! He was super sweet and awesome. He truly cared about Meghan even though it was against his family and who he was. Ash was totally swoon worthy. Grimalkin also added humor to the story and really made me laugh. He had the cat attitude and was very kick ass. Neverever was a vivid setting with a lot of amazing aspects in faeries.
I liked how it followed normal faeries rule like not being able to touch iron and such. I also love the idea of portals to the moral realm and how technology had created a new type of faery. I found this to be such an interesting and unique aspect that I enjoyed immensely. Romance is usually overdone or not done well in paranormal books, especially faery books. Kagawa made a balance between the adventure and the romance. I am sure that it will continue to develop in the next book. Kagawa is such a great writer. I loved how original and honest her writing was. She wrote a book that anyone can fall in love with. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The Iron Daughter comes out in August and I can't wait to read it.


  1. I really enjoyed this book too! I love both Ash and Puck, almost equally. My only complaint with M is that for as good a friend as Puck was, she didn't always treat him with the respect he deserved.

  2. I haven't read this one yet, but I've been tempted. Everytime I see it, for some reason I think of Holly Black's Tithe. But from reading what other people say about it, it seems that those two aren't that much alike. Maybe I'll get around to this one soon...


  3. Ahh Ive yet to start this series! And I actually cant wait to find out if I'm team puck or ash (ahah). I'm glad you really liked it :D


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