Author: Julie Kagawa
Rating: * * * 1/2
Reviewed on 1/30/2010
Reading level: Young Adult
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."
I went into this book expecting to really love it. Instead, I liked it a lot. I loved the descriptive powers of Kagawa as she took me away to Faeryland and I immediately fell in love with the snarky cat, Grimalkin. Unfortunately, he stole the whole show. I was not totally sold on Meghan as a character and really didn't connected with her. This may be because it is a YA book but generally I love them as much as the adult driven fiction. I loved the action and adventure in the story much more than the romance. I especially loved Kagawa's explanation of why and who the Iron King was. Another interesting character or characters i should say, were the "packrats". I can see them playing a much bigger role in upcoming books. Even though I had no problem laying this book down each night, I look forward to the upcoming sequels. While I can recommend this book to cat lovers for the rest of you get it at the library and wait on the next book in this series.
The Iron Fey Series
1. Iron King
2. The Iron Daughter