Friday, March 12, 2010

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Summery:
When Meghan was a small child, her father disappeared. Afterwords, Meghan and her mother promptly left town. Meghan was never quite sure, but it almost felt as if her mother was running from something... Relocated in a small rural town in Louisiana, Meghan's mother remarried and had a second child, Meghan's half brother Ethan. Not really fitting in anywhere, Meghan struggles to make it through day-to-day and dreams of escaping the small town life forced on her. Little does she know, her dream is about to come true. On the eve of her 16th birthday, Meghan is drawn into the world of the Fae when Ethan is kidnapped and replaced with a changeling. Meghan soon discovers that she is the Seelie king's daughter and is caught in the middle of an epic battle. Enlisting the help of the prankster Puck, the Ice Prince, and an enigmatic talking cat, Meghan ventures her way into the dangerous land of the Fae in hopes of retrieving her brother...The path is treacherous with many deadly obstacles -and- creatures along the way. Can Meghan rescue her brother and remain in one piece long enough to tell the tale?

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Review:
I absolutely adored The Iron King. I have read several great reviews for this book, which initially peaked my interest. The Little Reader and The Book Junkie's Bookshelf and Pure Imagination are some great examples. :) What I liked most about this is book is that it is quite a bit darker than I had anticipated. The level of horror as well as depth was a pleasant surprise. At first I didn't think I would like Meg's character. She seems a bit weak, often relying on other people to fight battles for her. However, Meg's courage and overall character improved throughout the book. Once she found her strength, I found her much more appealing and complete. I also enjoyed Meg's interactions with Puck and Ash. So much that I absolutely can not wait for the sequel. I am absolutely dying to know what happens next in the Iron Fae series! This book was downright impossible for me to set down! For more information on the book, as well as the series, I highly recommend you check out the Julie Kagawa's official website.

Cover Art Commentary:
The cover is just gorgeous. I love the colors and the design. :) I can't wait to see what the next cover looks like in the series!

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19 comments:

  1. i'm so glad you enjoyed it! and thank you for the mention. :)

    i agree about meg. i didn't think i would like her at first, but she really grew on me. all of the characters were just wonderful, really.

    can't wait for the next in the series!

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  2. @Lisa
    Aw, thanks darlin'! Your review was truly an inspiration to read it! :) I can't wait either!!!

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  3. This looks like another good one. I love the cover! :-)

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  4. Adored? Fab! I need to check it out then :)

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  5. @Shannon @Juju
    It really is a terrific read! I do hope you pick it up! :)

    @Eleni
    Thanks hon! :)

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  6. I also love the cover. Great review!
This book is in my wishlist. :)

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  7. Oh, I like the sound of that: darker with horror surprise...the dark side of my reading nature likes that very much. So glad I have this one, I will definitely get to this one sooner rather than later. Very nice review!!

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  8. That good huh? Guess I have to add it to the list

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  9. Great review! I've heard so much great stuff about this book now...it must be really good!

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  10. @Shantal
    Thanks hon! It really is a fantastic read! :)

    @Donna
    Yay! Another reader who loves the darker side! :) Can't wait to hear what you have to say about this one! :)

    @Liz
    Yay! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on this one! :)

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  11. @YA Vamps
    I really enjoyed it! I hope you pick it up! :)

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  12. Thanks for the mention and I'm glad you enjoyed it! I can hardly wait for book 2....According to Jen's editor (who left a comment on my blog) there will be much more Ash in the upcoming books!

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  13. I've read a lot of positive reviews of this one, too! I'm curious now and think I'll put it on my wishlist. Thanks, Lily! :)

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  14. I have an award for you!

    http://thebookjunkiesbookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/03/sexy-blogger-award-or-1-of-many.html

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  15. Oh wow, I need to read it now. Great review! And I totally agree with you on the cover!

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  16. Im reading IK this week...I cant wait...Ive heard nothing but good..;D

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  17. Hey Lily

    I am passing Build You own book boyfriend along to you.

    http://cleverlyinked.blogspot.com/2010/03/build-your-own-book-boyfriend.html

    It's alot of fun. (don't feel as if its a must, It might be a uncomfortable thing for some)

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  18. This is going to be one of my next reads...after military in YA week of course.

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