Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.
Publisher: Harlequin Teen.
Pages: 363.
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 was a non-stop action thrill ride that I never wanted to put down. Full of magic, creatures and romance inside of a beautifully crafted and amazingly written world, The Iron Fey series is one to watch for.

I’ve only read one other faerie book, but I know the general elements and sub-stories that most of them have. The Iron King felt so much more imaginative and adventurous. Julie put together a slew of terrifying creatures and enchanting settings that addicted me and kept me flipping page after page.

Meghan’s journey is reminiscent of The Labyrinth, as she quests to Nevernever to find her stolen little brother and return him home safely. She’s thrown into this world with no expectations other than what her secretive faerie best friend, Puck, warns her about. Another plus for this debut are the characters. Along Meghan and Puck’s journey, we’re introduced to a cast of refreshing characters, allies and enemies alike, such as the helpful cat Grimalkin and the hostile Winter prince, Ash.

The ending left me satisfied yet DESPERATE for the next book, The Iron Daughter, which releases this August. Overall, The Iron King is a breathtaking debut that will keep you enthralled and entertained. I definitely recommend it!


  1. Puck? Oh no! I like Puck in The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley, I can't stand to know a different Puck!
    Otherwise, The Iron King sounds really really really really goood! Eeek!

  2. Excellent. I can't wait for to read this book and your review only increased that anticipation. Thanks!

  3. Awesome review!! I'm currently reading this and loving it :)

  4. Non-stop action thrill ride? Awesome. Really looking forward to this one.

  5. You've got me excited to read this! Sounds fantastic.

  6. im looking forward to reading this!

    excellent review!

  7. Wow, 5 stars! I was already looking forward to Iron King but now I want to read it even more. And YOU MUST read some more fairy books :D They're awesome, for the most part :)

  8. Magnificent review :D

    I'm reading it right now and I LOVE it!