Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Book Description via Goodreads:

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.

Source: Won from Bewitched Bookworms (Thank you!)

My Thoughts:

Note: I won a copy of this, along with The Iron Daughter, from Bewitched Bookworms. It was as if fate wanted me to read the series. Out of curiosity, I picked it up. And my addiction began.

Beautifully written, The Iron King was fantastic and entertaining. It was never dull. Full of action, surprise and danger, this was the best debut on fey that I’ve read so far. I felt that I could read it over and over again and not get tired with the story. Kagawa’s twist in the fey mythology was unique. Instead of forgetting progress, she grasped modern technology and blended it in the fey realm.

Being the half-human daughter of Oberon, the father she never knew, was strange and difficult. It put her in the spotlight, attracting danger and enemies. With her brother kidnapped, she ventured into Nevernever with her best friend. Family comes first for Meghan Chase. I admire her devotion to her family. That kind of devotion is rare in YA.

The Iron King was a journey. I met a great number of characters and saw the wonder of Nevernever. The characters were true to their nature as human and as fey, bound by emotions, duty and desire. I enjoyed the unfailing humor of Puck. He made every situation full of life. The Winter Prince, unpredictable, cold and calculating, surprised me more than a few times. He was an unlikely ally in Meghan’s quest to save Ethan.

The Iron King is one of a kind, stunning, addicting. Action-packed, funny, dangerous and romantic, this has everything that a reader wants.



  1. Yay! Awesome review, Precious. I'm excited to hear your thoughts on all the following novels too. I'm slowly rereading it now and loving it, I agree with everything you've said... especially about Puck ;) The unique iron fey twist was a cool addiction, I like how she incorporated it into their world.

  2. Totally cool! I havent start the series yet. Sigh.