Monday, October 1, 2012

The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa
This is a young adult fantasy/paranormal type novel (Rated PG-13)
(three and a half fluttery hearts)
Book Blurb
 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
After hear great things about this series, I finally got my hands on it through a $5 sale on When it began, I was really excited. Then we got to fairy and it kind of dragged a lot in places for me. There were just things that happened that weren’t needed and didn’t really add any value to the story at all. However, the journey this story went on reminded me of Chronicles of Narnia. Then, the imagery in other parts reminded me of the Never Ending Story.

Still, it was pretty good for YA. There were times I felt like I was reading a younger YA book and others were I thought I was reading a mature YA book. Confusing.

What bothered me most and I’ll warn you, these aren't full spoilers, but if you like going into a book cold without any hint of what goes on. Skip this paragraph. So, I couldn’t believe that only after a couple of meetings, and no connection, all of a sudden Ash and Meghan are in love. Come on. Say it isn’t so. Where are the editors for this book. This isn’t the message we want to send to teens. I mean Meghan is like Ash is her whole world. Forget Puck who has been there most of her whole life. *throws hands up* Then when Meghan comes back into the human world a couple of times, she could bother to call her mother. At least think about it??? Plot holes, it took the book from a possible high four to a mid three.

And, oh my gosh, how many times was Meghan going to fall or succumb to darkness. That phrase was repeated so many times, I often wondered if she was ever awake.

Overall, it was interesting enough for me to continue on. I can only hope that if I except what I mention above, the plot will be better moving forward.

My book boyfriend is fun loving Puck. (Loyalty ranks high in my book).

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