Review: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

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

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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