Title: The Iron King
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Mira Books
UK Publication Date: 21st Jan 2011
My name is Meghan Chase. In less than twenty-four hours I’ll be sixteen. Countless stories, songs and poems have been written about this wonderful age, when a girl finds true love and the stars shine for her and the handsome prince carries her off into the sunset. I don’t think it will be that way for me. 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 fairy 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.
This was a fast paced book that was well planned. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the following ones in the Iron Fey series. The characters mostly had depth and I guess that this will increase in the other books. Sorry this is a really short review. I really enjoyed the book and it is a genre I don’t often read – Fantasy, Fearys etc – but I enjoyed it and will move on to the next book in the series. This is a fight, not against good and evil, but a more realistic fight where there is levels of good and evil.
Sorry I am making a mess of this review! A series I would recommend you get a hold of if you haven’t done so already!
4 out of 5 🙂