Review: The Iron King

9.26.2011
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Publish date: Feburary 1st, 2010 by HarlequinTEEN

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.

Okay, so I've decided to reread the first three books in this series, since the fourth and final book is coming out in a few weeks and I have managed to NOT get my hands on it. -_- (But of course, I'm not bitter about that, no, not at all . . .)

The Iron King definitely isn't the best book in the series, but I still love it. Meghan isn't a character I often find myself annoyed with. Sure, she's naive sometimes, but for the past sixteen years of her life, she's had no idea any of these things existed. I loved watching how Meghan got stronger throughout the book

Puck, Meghan's best friend, is probably one of my favorite characters of all time. He's the comedic relief throughout the series, always making some joke to cut the tension. And I loved that no matter how sarcastic he was, he still did everything he could to protect Meghan.

And Ash. The Ice Prince. I don't know what to say about him without being too spoilery, but just let me say, the whole "dark brooding prince" act really works for him. And I mean really works. I loved Ash even more than Puck.

Still, I think there's something I loved even more than Ash. It was the fact that Meghan got pulled into that mess with the Fae, not because she fell in love or accidentally stumbled upon it, but because she was trying to save her little brother. Everything she goes through, no matter how much she wants to give up, she always remembers that she's trying to save Ethan.

I even loved the evil people in this book. And trust me, there were quite a few of them O_o Mab, the queen of the Winter Court, for one. And then there was the plot, full of twists to keep you occupied and surprised through the whole book.

Overall: The characters were amazing, the plot was amazing, and even the talking cat, Grimalkin, was hilarious. I don't think there's anything I didn't love about this book. If you haven't read this series, I think you should start. Like, now. You'll be hooked until the end. (And the fact that it's about Fae and not your typical paranormal things these days is just a bonus.) 5 stars.

~Zoey~
15 comments on "Review: The Iron King"
  1. This series sounds really great. I have the first 3 books at home but haven't read any yet. Great review!

    Giselle
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  2. You should definitely read them when you have time xD The third one is my favorite, but obviously, you have to read the other two before you read that one >_> :P

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  3. I want to read this. o: I shall check if my library has it.

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  4. YES, LEXIE, DO IT! I think you'll like it.

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  5. I TOTALLY AGREE! This book is really great and will really get YA readers hooked! It's not the typical fae out there. Julie managed to add a twist into it! And yes, Grimalkin was a very funny cat. :D

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  6. I honestly can't wait to read this series. I haven't really gotten into fae novels, but hopefully this will be the gateway. :D

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  7. I'm really glad you said The Iron King wasn't the best book in the series. Meghan REALLY annoyed me so I put the book on hold I know she does get better though and I do want to see her transform! I also heard each book gets better too so I want to finish the series! I just need to bring myself to pick it back up, ha.

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  8. I'm just not sure if I should read this series. This review gave me a better idea of what to expect as I have found with most of your reviews.I want a happy ending for me too. And love triangles make me nervous haha!
    Brittany K

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  9. Everyone says this series is amazing. Maybe I'll give it a try one day.

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  10. I just picked up this novel from my book store, I'm glad that you gave it 5 star's that means that it's diffidently good!

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  11. I have been hearing about his book for a while now but have not had the chance to pick it up and read it... It sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it!

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  12. I really like this series, I just got done with The Iron Knight not too long ago & loved it.

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  13. I was absolutely hooked to this series! Loved it. I thought it was just so clever and a new twist on the fairy lore.

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  14. I am bookfanatic89 sry that is my follower name my actual comment name is my book obsession...I have this series but haven't had a chance to read it hoping to be able to soon

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  15. When I started reading the book, I loved it. I had just finished reading another I wasn't in love with and this was far better than that other one. For me, Meghan isn't the best heroine, but I didn't feel like pushing her into ponds in Nevernever. Well, not until Ash came along. After he become a more active character, the book just sort of lost some of its magic. I didn't hate the book, I still liked it, but didn't love it.

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9.26.2011

Review: The Iron King

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Publish date: Feburary 1st, 2010 by HarlequinTEEN

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.

Okay, so I've decided to reread the first three books in this series, since the fourth and final book is coming out in a few weeks and I have managed to NOT get my hands on it. -_- (But of course, I'm not bitter about that, no, not at all . . .)

The Iron King definitely isn't the best book in the series, but I still love it. Meghan isn't a character I often find myself annoyed with. Sure, she's naive sometimes, but for the past sixteen years of her life, she's had no idea any of these things existed. I loved watching how Meghan got stronger throughout the book

Puck, Meghan's best friend, is probably one of my favorite characters of all time. He's the comedic relief throughout the series, always making some joke to cut the tension. And I loved that no matter how sarcastic he was, he still did everything he could to protect Meghan.

And Ash. The Ice Prince. I don't know what to say about him without being too spoilery, but just let me say, the whole "dark brooding prince" act really works for him. And I mean really works. I loved Ash even more than Puck.

Still, I think there's something I loved even more than Ash. It was the fact that Meghan got pulled into that mess with the Fae, not because she fell in love or accidentally stumbled upon it, but because she was trying to save her little brother. Everything she goes through, no matter how much she wants to give up, she always remembers that she's trying to save Ethan.

I even loved the evil people in this book. And trust me, there were quite a few of them O_o Mab, the queen of the Winter Court, for one. And then there was the plot, full of twists to keep you occupied and surprised through the whole book.

Overall: The characters were amazing, the plot was amazing, and even the talking cat, Grimalkin, was hilarious. I don't think there's anything I didn't love about this book. If you haven't read this series, I think you should start. Like, now. You'll be hooked until the end. (And the fact that it's about Fae and not your typical paranormal things these days is just a bonus.) 5 stars.

~Zoey~

15 comments:

  1. This series sounds really great. I have the first 3 books at home but haven't read any yet. Great review!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  2. You should definitely read them when you have time xD The third one is my favorite, but obviously, you have to read the other two before you read that one >_> :P

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  3. I want to read this. o: I shall check if my library has it.

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  4. YES, LEXIE, DO IT! I think you'll like it.

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  5. I TOTALLY AGREE! This book is really great and will really get YA readers hooked! It's not the typical fae out there. Julie managed to add a twist into it! And yes, Grimalkin was a very funny cat. :D

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  6. I honestly can't wait to read this series. I haven't really gotten into fae novels, but hopefully this will be the gateway. :D

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  7. I'm really glad you said The Iron King wasn't the best book in the series. Meghan REALLY annoyed me so I put the book on hold I know she does get better though and I do want to see her transform! I also heard each book gets better too so I want to finish the series! I just need to bring myself to pick it back up, ha.

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  8. I'm just not sure if I should read this series. This review gave me a better idea of what to expect as I have found with most of your reviews.I want a happy ending for me too. And love triangles make me nervous haha!
    Brittany K

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  9. Everyone says this series is amazing. Maybe I'll give it a try one day.

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  10. I just picked up this novel from my book store, I'm glad that you gave it 5 star's that means that it's diffidently good!

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  11. I have been hearing about his book for a while now but have not had the chance to pick it up and read it... It sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it!

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  12. I really like this series, I just got done with The Iron Knight not too long ago & loved it.

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  13. I was absolutely hooked to this series! Loved it. I thought it was just so clever and a new twist on the fairy lore.

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  14. I am bookfanatic89 sry that is my follower name my actual comment name is my book obsession...I have this series but haven't had a chance to read it hoping to be able to soon

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  15. When I started reading the book, I loved it. I had just finished reading another I wasn't in love with and this was far better than that other one. For me, Meghan isn't the best heroine, but I didn't feel like pushing her into ponds in Nevernever. Well, not until Ash came along. After he become a more active character, the book just sort of lost some of its magic. I didn't hate the book, I still liked it, but didn't love it.

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