Friday, September 21, 2012

Wishing More Of The Fae:The Iron King - Julie Kagawa

The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Date Released: February 1st 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 363 pages
Date Read: September
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought at Barnes and Noble
Goodreads Synopsis:  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.

From Goodreads

My Review:
Tagline: "Meghan Chase never knew she had a hidden destiny with two lovers that could change her life forever"
It took a while to get to this review! :) But I've been  The Iron King was a pretty great read with all the hype of The Iron Legends and Knight, I grabbed the book, with high hopes. And...after reading it, I really wished there was more depth to the story! *backs off looking at people* Don't start chasing me because I really was disappointed on The Iron King!  :/ Meghan was super annoying and naive but still promising at parts. I was left begging for more and didn't get it in this book.
The Iron King starts off with the average main character, Meghan Chase who's trying to fit in at school and home. She has a secret destiny, being the daughter of a the Fae king. Like the normal YA cliches, I have to hit my head against the wall. It's was so typical and I was really wanting more to happen! And don't get me started when she is taken to the mythical land of the Fae! :/
But as the book went on and on to the dark world of the Fae and Nevernever, I was hooked and couldn't stop reading! Meghan grew less naive and I was smiling a lot to finally see Puck and Ash come in! Because we all know this novel isn't perfect or couldn't get a higher rating without them adding some of the romance in the air! :D I really liked both of them but I'm definitly Team Ash. He was strong, relatble and was completely different from Puck. Bit I could see the tension Julie Kagawa tried to create for a love triangle, I'm crossing my fingers gets better and more in dept. Plus I love all the adventures they had especially with Grimalkin. Those were great reads in this book I enjoyed a lot, no doubt, espcially the one in the forest!
All in all, The Iron King was a great read. It did surprise me in some parts but I  was really wishing more of everything here and there. But I do know Julie Kagawa has more in store for the next books and I'm really looking forward to them! Ooh and The Immortal Rules! Ahh! :)



  1. I LOVE Julie Kagawa and her writing style! The Iron Fey series is awesome, The first book was my least favourite, and I really liked it! It just gets better from there!!

    I'm so Team Ash as well and am determined to find a grey cat that I can name Grimalkin! he's my favourite character in the series :)

    Great review!

  2. O_O *brings out flamethrower* Lol just kidding I can see why you might not have liked it but I was literally over the moon over it :D The Iron Fey got me to start blogging but when I first read it I can kind of sense what you were feeling but at least you did enjoy the second half :) And also, TEAM ASH FTW! HE'S SO DREAMY *girl hormones kick in* *swoons* *attacks book* Awesome review!

  3. I felt the exact same way...except I never got hooked. This book was one of my least favorite of the year. Maggie Steifvater's series about the Fairy people was much better and I've probably read 3-4 adult series in the same basic world that were better developed. Great review! I did like Grimalkin a little bit ;P.

  4. Each book is better than the first in this series. I just read The Lost Prince and loved it. :)

  5. I just got this book for free so I'm definitely looking forward to reading it! I've heard only great things!


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