Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey #2) by Julie Kagawa.
Publisher: Harlequin Teen.
Pages: 368.
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.

How can I even begin to write this review without sounding like a squealing fan girl? The Iron Daughter was just as incredible as the first book, The Iron King, if not ten times better. All of our favorite characters return with heightened levels of action, suspense, passion and of course, evil fey ass-kicking!

The story starts at page one; there’s no slowness, no building anticipation or dragged out scenes to prolong the adventure. In other novels, this would bug me. But I was so happy that we got to jump right into the drama of the Nevernever. And the drama did NOT disappoint; murder, betrayal, heartbreak and passion all cram together between the pages, making for a novel that is never once boring.

I literally have nothing bad to say or complain about this book. Except maybe less Team Puck scenes .. but those can be easily overlooked after reading the entire thing! That ending .. *swoon*

The Iron Daughter is a stunning second installment to The Iron Fey series. Everything awesome about the first book returns, but with the intensified action and passion, this sequel will make you love the series even more. I definitely recommend this to anybody who read and enjoyed The Iron King. (And if you haven’t read the first book yet, what are you waiting for?!)


  1. I had the same feeling while writing my review, the book was just...amazing. It was almost painful to compare with the first because it was so much better...
    Great Review!

  2. Now I can't wait to read this!!! I read the first one on your recommendation Katie and even got my b-friend to read (and love) it. I have ordered this second one from and apparently it has been shipped today!!! Hurry up book!

  3. I recently reviewed this and loved it. The ending was perfection. I want to have Ash's babies! Okay, maybe that's a bit extreme...

  4. I loved this also, but then, who hasn't?
    I think the ending (though I'm all about Ash!) broke my heart just a bit.
    But, wow, this book was amazing!
    Love, Hannah

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