Saturday, July 6, 2013

Brad About Books: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Read on June 21, 2013
Published: February 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 363 pages
Source: Purchased
Series: The Iron Fey, #1

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.

The Iron King is a sizzling and terrific paranormal read that will keep eyes glued to the page and flipping those pages rapidly. One of the best paranormal books I've ever read.

Faery books are starting to become a trend - which I think is awesome - and The Iron King is one of the first YA faery novels (that I came across, anyway). Julie Kagawa's debut was absolutely incredible! While I did find Meghan to be a little rocky for me in the beginning, she definitely grew on me as the novel progressed, and I ended up really loving the book! Plus, how can you not like a land for the Fae? Even if some faeries are a bit wicked and nasty... still, this novel was so, so good. It was thrilling and fast-paced, and absolutely un-put-down-able!

The characters are wonderful as well! Meghan grew strong and mighty by the end of the book, and wow, she just blew my mind! And Puck, Ethan, Ash, Grim (Grim!!! One of the coolest characters ever!), just the entire ensemble were terrific. I love it when a book doesn't have only a great protagonist, but every character stands out and shines bright on their own. Kagawa's way of developing her characters was incredible, and I've never read anything like The Iron King. Totally and utterly epic!

My favorite part about The Iron King? I have numerous favorite parts about this novel, but my absolute most favorite is that some of the faeries are terrifying. They are monsters, are ruthless, and will stop at nothing until you are dead. And to this, I say, THANK GOODNESS. I love it when an author doesn't hold back on the gory and monster-like parts of a book, and Kagawa did an amazing job with making these monsters what they truly are... monstrous monsters. Loved it so much!

Overall, The Iron King illuminates with love and blossoms with climatic, edge-of-your-seat moments. I couldn't get enough of this book!

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1 comment:

  1. The Iron King has been on my shelf FOREVER and I have yet to pick it up, but you review may have just convinced me to read it after Siege and Storm! :D I'm glad you enjoyed this one... I've been wondering what your thoughts on it were! Great review, Brad!


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