Review: The Iron King (Iron Fae book 1) by Julie Kagawa

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Title:The Iron King (Iron Fae book one)
Author:Kagawa, Julie
Publisher:Harlequin Teen

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.

Julie Kagawa is the master of the Fae. The writing style she uses is incredibly addicting. You are clinging to each page, with your heart thumping willing the protagonist into safety. This is not your modern Tinkerbell. In Kagawa’s take on the Fae, they are cruel, true horrors and Meghan Chase is thrown right into the middle of their unseemly world.

Kagawa takes the myth that when humans begin to forget the Fey they cease to exist and turned it into a new age tell of the technological world biting out their world. I was entranced with her winter and summer courts and her iron Fae as well. The descriptions were so haunting you feel that you could almost reach out and touch one of the characters.

The main and side characters are fully fleshed out and have amazing traits. You get a feel for the personality of everyone inside the book. I bow to you Julie Kagawa. If I don’t get my hands on a copy of book three soon I might cease to exist myself! Look closer to the release date for my review of book two in the Iron Fae series The Iron Daughter.

If you like Melissa Marr, Lesley Livingston, or Maggie Stiefvater then grab a copy of The Iron King a cup of tea and enjoy.

A special thank you to @Irisheyz77 from Ticket to Anywhere for pushing me to give this read a go sooner rather than later.

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8 Responses so far

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    The more I read about the Fae, the more interested I become in this mythology. I read Wicked Lovely for the read-a-thon and am definitely interested in this one. I have already added it to my Wish List!

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    Everyone keeps talking about this book. I am going to have to run out and get it.

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    Michelle, Cari,

    If you love Fae you NEED to read this series. Dare I say the second was even better than the first? I at least loved it as much.

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    I’m reading it now and am really on the fence about some aspects. =/ Like your review, though.

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    I would really love to hear what you are on the fence about.

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    This was a fantabulous book and I *did* like the second better than the first. I’m definitely anticipating the last in the series. Was quite excited to hear that there will be a novella popping up in after BEA!

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    Ahh, I can’t wait to start this, seriosuly! Im missing out!

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    [...] The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, and The Iron Queen. [...]

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