Sunday, 21 August 2011
Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Pages: 363 Release Date: February 1st 2010 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Source: Won
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.
Firstly, I know a lot of people have read this, so I just want to say, WOW! ‘The Iron King’ is a wonderful concoction of magic, humour, romance, danger and adventure.
The setting is magnificent, from the Wyldwood, to Arcadia, to Tir Na Nog, I loved every minute of it, especially the contrasts between Summer and Winter. I felt every snowflake and saw every flower, everything was richly described and I felt as though I was standing there.
The characters in ‘The Iron King’ are fantastic. I love how Meghan is not perfect –she’s not the most popular girl in school and she’s not rich. She is just a normal girl who discovers something very important about herself and I feel like she developed throughout the story.
The two boys in Meghan’s life, well, what can I say? There’s Puck (A.K.A. Robbie) who is the protective, mischievous, playful guy who contrasts to Prince Ash who is the dark, brooding, mysterious and handsome guy. Who doesn’t love the bad boy you’re not supposed to like? ;)
The plot kept me up all night –literally! I started this yesterday :) All of the twists and turns kept me frantically turning the pages to find out what happened next, one page soon turned into chapters. There are numerous plot changes and I enjoyed reading them.
Overall, I absolutely loved ‘The Iron King’ and I cannot wait to read the others in the series! I think I am officially hooked :) I would recommend this book to everyone! It has a bit of everything thrown in. Get this book now! :)
5 out of 5 stars.