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.
You know, one thing I have always been grateful for is that RIck Riordan’s THE LIGHTNING THIEF was published for the first time in 2006. THE LAST OLYMPIAN was published in 2009. And the best part? All five books were published and at my local library before I started reading them.
The only reason I started reading Rick Riordan was because I picked up my brother’s old copy up one day and started reading it. So I was stuck with only the first book because we didn’t own the others yet.
But after that, I got all the books in the series and did a reading marathon.
Time passed. RIck Riordan came out with some guides and stuff that I thought were all right. Then came along his Egyptian mythology series with Carter and Sadie. And now, he has THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS, which I’m dying to read the rest of.
So you could say I’m a fan of Rick Riordan.
And now I’m a fan of Julie Kagawa with this book. Unfortunately, I’m stuck in the same situation because what I do is I put on hold only the first book in a series so I can deem whether or not I like it. But next time I go the library, I’ll have all the books in the series waiting for me so I can do another reading marathon. Julie Kagawa, you have made me a very happy person. And there’s a good chance that you could become one of my favorite authors.
My reaction after I read this book:
To be completely honest, I have not read a book for the first time that was this satisfying in a long time. Or what feels like a long time. I had no complaints with the writing or the characters. Ash, Meghan and Puck? Yes. That’s all I have to say. Yes.
I loved the concepts of this story, especially with the Nevernever and the Iron Fey. I can’t wait to see what else comes out of her writing, both in the rest of this series and in any other books she writes.
I’ve got to admit, I’ve put off reading Maggie Stiefvater’s LAMENT for a while now. I’m not saying Maggie Stiefvater will disappoint, she never has for me before, but I was just kind of nervous about this how this would turn out. Now I’m thinking that if LAMENT is anywhere near half as good as THE IRON KING, I’ll be a happy person.
Dying to read THE IRON TRAITOR and the rest of this series. 4.5 stars for this one.
pg count for the paperback: 363
Series: The Iron Fey