The Iron King

Title; The Iron King
Author; Julie Kagawa
Page count; 363
Why I read it; Recommended by my sister in law Brenda
and was given a copy off of netgalley to read.
Grade A-

Meghan Chase has never fit in at her small-town high school, and now, on the eve of her 16th birthday, she discovers why. When her half brother is kidnapped, Meghan is drawn into a fantastical world she never imagined--the world of Faery, where anything you see may try to eat you, and Meghan 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. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series.

My Review;

My sister in law Brenda recommended this book to me and the author was kind enough to
allow me to read it from Netgalley. The first half of this book was a little bit hard for me to
get into. I felt it was the typical teenage girl doesn't fit in at school because there is something
different about her. Girl finds out she is connected to magical world and escapes some dangers
with the help of a new cute magical guy friend. It was very well written I just felt like it was like
a lot of stories I have read before. At about the half way mark the story really started to come
alive for me. The story branched off in new original and exciting directions. I like the background
story between Puck and Ash and the conflict between like and hate and doing what you want to
do vs doing what you have vowed to do. The author is really able to convey the feelings and the
struggles that all of the characters have without slowing down the story. I am excited to read the
next one and find out how Ash truly feels and what happens to Puck. I am curious to figure out
Grimalkin, I can't decide if he cares about Meghan or if he is just waiting to use her sense she is
in his debt like almost everyone else has. I am curious to see if the friendship between Puck and
Ash can be healed or if it;s too late for that. And mostly I wonder what the winter queen really
wants with Meghan and if Ash will protect Meghan or be loyal to his queen. I guess thats what
makes a book great is that it keeps you wondering and makes you excited to read more.

1 comment:

Brenda said...

I'm glad you ended up liking it after all!