Review- The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

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.

I’d heard some great things about this book prior to reading it and really wanted to try it out for myself. I really loved The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa and really wanted to pick up another piece of her writing. I really love the cover: it’s eye-capturing and interesting and I wish I’d bought it in physical form rather than on my Kindle so that I could really admire the cover properly.

I didn’t enjoy this book as much as The Immortal Rules and found it quite slow at the start. The writing irritated me a little bit as well and I found that I didn’t quite get in to it. There was a part of me that just didn’t want to like this book. It did, however, get better.

When we first met Meagan I began to like her. I didn’t love her immediately but she did warm to me. She’s nothing compared to Allison Sekemoto from The Immortal Rules, but they’re completely different characters.  I did feel a little sorry for her, what with her mum and Luke always forgetting about her. I wouldn’t have liked that if I were her.
Puck! Yay for Puck! I really liked Puck, I didn’t go crazy and love him in a ‘I want to faint at your feet’ way but I did really like him. He cared for Meagan and that’s what really matters.
The book got ten times more amazing when Ash was introduced. Yes, Ash. Ash is amazing. I just want to read about him all day! He was a completely awesome love interest and I instantly warmed to him. 

The plot was really interesting and I loved reading all about the faery realm and the mythology and folklore.  I’ll definitely be reading the rest in the series (how could I resist Ash?!)

Overall I really enjoyed reading this, and although it isn’t one of my favourites, I would highly recommend it, especially to people who enjoyed the Wings series by Aprilynne Pike or Lament by Maggie Stiefvater.

Rating: 4/5

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  • Reply
    Bookaholic 007
    4 November, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Great review! Been waiting to read your thoughts on it :p I have this on my kindle waiting to be read and I hope to read it soon! 🙂

  • Reply
    4 November, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Meghan does take some time warming to – I felt the same way. This series gets better as it goes on, I would say. I hope you enjoy the next book just as much, if not more! Brilliant review. 🙂

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    Zoe Crook
    4 November, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I want to read this series so badly! I ordered a copy of this ages ago, but it hasn’t arrived yet 🙁 Great review, Lucy! 🙂 xx

    • Reply
      4 November, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      MEET ASH, ZOE! I DARE YOU!!!!!!!
      And thank you, how extremely very sweet!

      (I’m random at the moment, I am so so very very sorry!!!!)

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