Review: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

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Title:The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey book 2)
Author:Kagawa, Julie

Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the …more Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron Fey, iron-bound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her. Worse, Meghan’s own fey powers have been cut off. She’s alone in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can’t help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

You are going to hear me say words that I have never said on this blog and in all probability never say again: “The second book was better than the first”. Yes that’s right folks you heard me correctly. I loved The Iron Daughter in so many ways. You were able to glean much more insight into the characters and even find out some dirt on the Puck / Ash situation. The Iron Fey are back and with a vengeance and the Iron Horse (Team Iron Horse FTW) is awesome as always.

Meghan grows up quite a bit and turns into quite the little kick-ass vixen. I enjoyed seeing her transitioning from girl to older girl.

A host of new characters to whet your appetites, and scores of old characters coming back for me. Such as Grim the most awesome cat ever.

If you like Holly Black or Maggie Stiefvater you will love Julie Kagawa!

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9 Responses so far

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    I am glad you liked this book too, I loved it :) The only problem is I am ready for the last one to come out now so I know how it is all going to end!

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    This looks like a great book. I haven’t read the first, but I’m currently reading Linger and loving it! Great review!

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    I keep hearing everyone talk about this series! Generally I’m not into books dealing with fairies or fey in general, but I’m wondering if I should make an exception in this case.

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    Tara, first I have to say I love Fairy books in any form BUT I think Julie Kagawa has a fascinating concept here with the Iron Fey and the technology we all use. Give it a shot.

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    I agree, this book was definitely better than the first. I truly enjoyed all three of the books in this series and am eagerly anticipating the last.

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    This book was fantastic, it was a wruedofnl blend of traditional Faerie elements (Oberon and Titania, Seelie and Unseelie Fae etc.) But also adds some suprisingly modern twists on the folklore. It has a wruedofnl romance and the characters are interesting and deep. I found it very easy to relate to the main character, a teen girl with typical teen troubles embarking on a fantastic quest and growing as a person. I can’t wait for a sequal to come out because I could not put this book down.

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