Book Name: The Iron King
Author/s: Julie Kagawa
Publisher, year: Harlequin Teen, 2010
Page total: 363
Date Read: October 20th-21st 2010
Genre/s: YA, Fantasy, Faeries, Romance
Synopsis/Description: Meghan Chase has never fit in at her small-town high school, and now, on the eve of her 16th birthday, she discovers why. When her half brother is kidnapped, Meghan is drawn into a fantastical world she never imagined--the world of Faery, where anything you see may try to eat you, and Meghan is the daughter of the summer faery king. Now she will journey into the depths of Faery to face an unknown enemy . . . and beg the help of a winter prince who might as soon kill her as let her touch his icy heart. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series.
First line of Book:Ten years ago, on my sixth birthday, my father disappeared.
Review:The Iron King is a novel I was not sure of. Faeries were never my thing, but this seemed so interesting. So I got it anyway.
As it turns out, it was very entertaining.
I found myself liking Meghan from the beginning. I thought she was sensible, most of the times, and not whiny. I really started respecting her after she talked to her father for the first time.
Puck sounds like a very interesting character, though we don't get to know him that well, but I'll have to wait and see.
ash was another character I didn't fully understand. In the beginning, all I saw was a mask, but I knew he was more than the cruel, cold-hearted bastard he showed. I don't know how, because he didn't to anything...special - if you know what I mean- but I still liked him, which was odd.
I really liked Kagawa's writing and though the story was not entirely unpredictable, it was still enjoyable.
The fairies were based on Shakespeare's A midsummer Night's Dream, and though I've read it, I don't remember it very well, so I can't tell you how close and faithful they are to the original ones. However, in terms of myths, they were not very original, with the exception of the Iron Fey.
I want to know how it will turn out in the end, I really do. If you like faeries stories, you might like it.
"Bravo," said Grimalkin, peering down from Cold Tom's chest. "The Winter prince and Oberon's jester agreeing on something. The world must be ending."
"Technically, I was trying to kill Puck. You just happened to be there. But yes, if I'd had the shot, I would have taken it. "