Feb 20, 2014

Review -- The Iron King

6644117The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Release Date: February 1st, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 363
Format: Paperback, Bought

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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 Review:
Meghan Chase is just an ordinary girl living out on a farm. She is called Hick-girl at school and her crush never notices her. All of that will change when she finds out that she isn't ordinary. Far from it, and better yet, she isn't exactly human. Now she is thrown into a world she never knew of and has to show bravery more than she ever had to before.

I have had this on my TBR for a while, even added it to my list a few times for monthly reads, but always ended up not reading it. So this month I decided to make it be one of the first books I read so I could hopefully devour the series throughout the rest of the month. I am mad at myself for waiting so long to read it. I bought the series back in July to wait this long. I bought the box set and it came with a cool signed poster by Julie so I can't wait to find out which Team I end up for the rest of the series so I can put up my poster! Though right now, I gotta say, TEAM ASH!!

I loved the detail in this book. Even during the slower parts, you are still sucked into the details of the world. You feel like you are looking around seeing the different creatures as well. It was fantastic. I have been reading quite a few Fae books recently, and they all have things in common. They all use the same types of faeries and how they look for the most part. This book however goes into even more detail and I am learning about even more faerie types than I ever imagined. I am definitely becoming a Fae believer. I'm sucked in.

You have to stand by Meghan through all of this book. She goes through so much and even though she wants to curl up into a ball sometimes, she does what she can to keep going to the destination she needs to achieve. Poor girl thinks she is a nobody and ugly and unwanted. She just wants to be noticed at least a little on her sixteenth birthday. She got what she wanted for sure, and then some.

Then there is Puck. You can't help but feel sorry for the guy and the feelings for Meghan he is trying to hide. He is such a good guy and does anything for her, even if it means punishment. I want to love him more, but sadly Ash has stolen my heart so far in this series.

Now that I have went to Ash, I need to say that there is just something about him. I can tell that there is going to be a lot of drama and heartache surrounding him, but I still can't help but hoping he turns into someone different. Fingers crossed right.

I only read 59 pages to start off with and wasn't able to read much more due to life getting in the way, but as I sat there on a Sunday, I did nothing but read most of the day. I took little breaks to eat and spend time with my boyfriend and pup, but I still spent most of the day reading. As I got down to the last 50 pages I had a hard decision to stop reading and get a decent amount of sleep or keep reading and not get really any sleep. I knew if I finished the book I would have to come write the review as well. As I work in a daycare, my sleep is very important so I made the choice to finish the book the next day, though it was a very hard decision. I spent the whole rest of the night dreaming about this book and wanting to wake up to just finish it. I ended up not being able to finish it at work so I had to run home and devour it. Not able to wait any longer.

I absolutely love this book and it is in a close competition for top faerie series. I will keep reading to see if it takes over the the number one spot.

Couldn't Put It Down!!


  1. Ooh I'm definitely adding this to my to-read list and I'll try and read it soon! I've never read any book that is focused only on faeries, I've only read about them in books where they were secondary to the story like the Sookie Stackhouse and Mortal Instruments series, but I've always felt curious towards them so I guess this is the perfect series to start learning more about them! Thanks for the review :)

  2. I loved this book and series! It was the first book I've read about fairies and it was amazing! My favorite character was Ash, but I also loved Meghan, she is so strong and Puck for his funny comments.

    1. Ash is definitely my fav but I agree with Puck being funny. He could usually make me laugh no matter what was going on. And Meghan was a very strong character. She took everything that was thrown at her no matter what!


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