Feb 24, 2014

Review -- The Iron Daughter

7747064The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey #2)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Release Date: August 1st, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 359
Format: Paperback, Bought

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Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.

Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

My Review:
This story picks up a few days after the last book ends. I didn't understand that at first, because I felt like it left out some important information. however, as the book goes, there are flashbacks that kind of explain the parts that were left out at the beginning of the book. It puts the pieces together for you.

I very much liked the first book, but this book definitely sucks you in even more. Even in the slow parts you are left in so much suspense that you are not able to be bored.

Then there is the love triangle going on. And all I can say is that I'm still Team Ash. That guy just makes me melt. What is up with me and faerie guys?? Puck is such a great guy, he is soft from the beginning but tries to make him seem tough, which he is. Ash is the hard on the outside guy that tries to hide his emotions, but you know deep down he is a softie. Either one is a great pick for Meghan!

This book, like the first one, is kind of all over the place. A lot of it takes place in Nevernever, aka Faeryland, but there are also a lot of time that it is in the mortal world as well. I like that it goes in between the two realms. You also find out about a place called The Between, but you will have to read this in order to find out what it is.

What I also like about this book, is it shows off the tension between Summer and Winter and all the bitterness there. I also like that it shows that neither side is perfect, and they both have darkness within them, no matter how happy Summer might seem.

I love all the connections that come through. You learn so much about everyone in the first book and you see more pieces come together throughout this book. I know there will be so much more to come out that you didn't even realize until you read more about it. I like how she can subtly can put things into the story that you don't even realize, then out of no where, bam, you are hit in the face with it.

I am not sure what else to really say about this book other than wow. I heard it was good, but good doesn't begin to give this book/series justice. I am now sucked in and need to devour some more pages.

For anyone who likes action, romance, faeries, and any type of mythical creature, this book is for you. Be sure to give it a chance if you haven't already.

Couldn't Put it Down!!


  1. Loved the first, but it's been so long since I read it I hardly remember what happens. :/

  2. I've realized that I keep ending up reading the series you're reading like a month or two after youre done.. (e.g., Vampire Academy, Divergent... and soon I'll be reading these). At the very least, I get an idea if I'm going to like them or not, though, since I trust your reviews implicitly! So I definitely think I'm going to love these, too!


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