The Iron King - Julie Kagawa

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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.

I finally picked this one up! I'd started it once but put it down (can't remember why) and never got it again. I did now and I'm glad I did so. It was a nice combination of romance/love triangle, action, and suspense. I was holding my breath in a few places.

Meaghan did annoy me at times. It seemed like she had the innate ability to get herself into trouble and needed someone to rescue her (ahem, Bella...ahem) but she stepped up in the end (sort of) even though she did have some help once again. I also found the ending to be a little bit anti-clamatic. I know there was some action, but they spent all this time trying to get to place A and when they get there, nothing REALLY good happens. Maybe my hopes were too high.

The plot was good and still can't decide what team I'm on in regards to the love interest, but I do have to say I'm a proud team Grimalkin and team Pack Rats! ;)

****.5!

3 comments:

Alyxandru Bennett (Electrifying Reviews) said...

I loved this one too!

Rae (In The Forest) said...

You got an award: http://intheforestbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/10/more-awards.html

Anonymous said...

Love this book...and make sure you read Winter's Passage before going onto The Iron Daughter...it's sooo good.

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