Author: Julie Kagawa
Publication Date: January 2010
Tags: Fantasy, Faery, Fey
Series: Book 1 of The Iron Fey
Book Acquisition: bought new paperback
My Rating: 5 / 5 Stars
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. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series.
Wow, I really don't know where to start with this one! I absolutely loved it! (ok, there's a start). It was great, and wonderful and fabulous and amazing and spectacular and you guys are lucky I don't have a thesaurus nearby or I could go on forever!
Seriously, I'm not really one to go fangirl ga ga over things but I'm having a hard time not losing it over this book! Maybe I should just make everyone reading this go out and buy a copy (what, I could make a mind control device) and then you would all know what I'm talking about and we could all stand around and go "Eeeee!" and "OMG!" and "Let's go kidnap Julie!" and...um...you guys know I'm only kidding right? I would never actually kidnap Julie. Well, unless I knew I could ransom her for the next two books in the series -- kidding!
There are a lot of reasons I really loved this book. The biggest reason was the characters. They really pulled me in and kept me wanting more. There's Meghan who was just such a strong young woman throughout the entire story, even when there seemed to be no hope, she didn't give up. Her best friend Robin, who we soon find out is much more then meets the eye is playful and silly and at the same time he'll do anything for Meghan. My favorite character, I would have to say, is Ash. Really, if I were the type to swoon, I'm pretty sure I would swoon over him! I'm still not sure what to make of him but I LOVE HIM! hehe
Another thing I loved about this book was the fantasy world Julie created. I really have a thing for faeries (or fairies or fey or however you choose to spell it :) and I very much enjoyed the faery world of The Iron King. We get some elements we might be used to but some others that are totally unexpected yet at the same time, make perfect sense!
I highly recommend this book to all faery and fantasy lovers!
Books in the Series:
The Iron King (January 2010)
The Iron Daughter (August 2010)
The Iron Queen (February 2011)
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