Monday, April 2, 2012

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King
(The Iron Fey #1)

Author: Julie Kagawa

Publication Date: February 1st, 2010

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Genre: Urban Fantasy



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.

My Thoughts: I've heard a lot of great things about this series. Well, The Iron King definitely did not disappoint. I had a lot of fun reading this novel, even if I had a hard time getting into it (only because I was moving and didn't have much time to read). I'm finding it hard to say much about this book because I enjoyed it so much. Julie Kagawa has a way with words that seem to captivate the reader. If I had been able to read non stop, I would have. I was sucked into the story and was able to sympathsize with Meghan. She really had a tough time in school and fitting in, something I struggled with for a long while.

I loved Meghan's character, not only because she has an awesome name ;), but she just cares about others so much. She doesn't really make any decisions that benefit her, she is always thinking about the welfare of others before herself. Very selfless. She is also pretty kick butt when she needs to be and is a strong character, no matter what happened to her, she never really gave up.

There is a bit of romance in this book, not much really though. I've seen people say there is a love triangle but I'm not sure about that, at least from this book. She has strong feelings for Ash, and really seems to like him. With Puck it seems to be more like friendship for her. Yes, he has feelings for her romantically, but she doesn't return those feelings, yet. Regardless, it should be fun to see how it all unfolds in the rest of the series. I'm definitely looking forward to it.

As for my favorite character, Grimalkin wins that hands, or should I say paws, down. He is just so witty and cunning. There is just something about that talking cat that makes me love him.

I now know why everyone has been talking about this series and why they are so excited for Julie's upcoming release The Immortal Rules. I would love to be able to jump into the next novel in this series right away, since I must know what happens next and if Puck is ok! But, unfortunately, I am behind on some other reading that I'll have to get working on. If you're like me, and have been pushing this series off to the side, you should stop putting it off and give it a read! I would definitely recommend this to fantasy and fae lovers. This is a must read for YA literature.


  1. I'm glad you liked it! I'm like you ... way behind on all my other reading that I can't read the rest in the series yet. But I plan to ... soon!!

    Great review!

    1. Thanks, I'm hoping I can get to the next book at least this month!

  2. She does indeed have a very awesome name ;)


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