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Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King (Iron Fey #1)

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)
ISBN-13: 978-0373210084

    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


    Donna said...

    I'm looking forward to reading this one. I just got my copy today.

    I find when reading YA I don't always go for the romance between the couples.

    Very nice review!

    Jo said...

    Great review, Lisa! I also thought the pack rats were pretty cute! I have to say, I didn't "feel" any romance in this novel, I didn't believe it. But like you, I will continue reading to see where this series goes. Thanks for the review!

    Wolfswan1 said...

    I have had these on my Tbr forever. Thanks for the review and reminding me why they are on my TBR to begin with.