Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Iron King Review

Author: Julie Kagawa
Release Date: February 1, 2010
Pages: 363
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Most Appropriate For Ages: 13+
Where I Got It: Publisher in exchange for my honest review

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.

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I'm just trying. Trying to coherently form words. Trying to take in everything that I've just read. But most of all, I'm trying how to write a review that's actually a review instead of "OMG THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING! I NEEED THE NEXT ONE!!" which will be very difficult. But, I digress....

Sure, the dark faery realm has been done before. It reminded me a little of Tithe, but Julie Kagawa made it her own. She showed such imagination and creativity throughout the novel. Each chapter was filled with heart-pounding action that left me (quite literally) on the edge of my seat. Most of the romance doesn't come in until closer to the end of the book, but I liked that the action was highlighted more than the romance; it made it original, too. Plus I love me some good action.

Oh, the characters! Meghan is such a strong main character. She never overly freaks out, even when in impossible situations. Ash is my new imaginary boyfriend. And the romance between Meghan and Ash is awesome and very believable. But I love Puck- Meghan's faerie friend -too, and it's kind of obvious that he's pining for Megan as well. And Grimlakin, the sarcastic talking cat, was just hilarious. He provided a lot of comic relief when it was tense. The cast of characters overall was outstanding.

Julie Kagawa's writing was phenomenal. I could picture everything so vividly, could feel all of the characters emotions, could smell and taste everything. Her storytelling and writing just completely blew me away.

I didn't want the book to end, and am desperately awaiting for August to arrive, which is when the sequel will be released. The Iron King is my favorite faery book ever and one of my favorite books. So, if you're on the fence about reading The Iron King, I highly suggest you get off of that fence (it must be terribly uncomfortable) and grab yourself a copy immediately. I cannot find one negative thing to say about it. So, in conclusion: OMG THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING! I NEEED THE NEXT ONE!!

14 comments:

  1. It sounds so good! I really must read this!
    I love your review, the fact that Meghan is a strong character makes me happy, and Ash sounds so dreammyyy ~sigh~
    Anyway, this is in my TBR pile!

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  2. ditto Kirthi! i can't wait 2 read this one!!

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  3. WOW! Amazing review! Now I'm even more anxious to get my hands on this one!

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  4. wow, sounds good. I'm off to get me mine.

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  5. Glowing and 5 stars? Nice! Happy Friday doll :)

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  6. Wow, what a positive review. I can't wait to get my hands on this one. So glad the MC is strong and look forward to reading about Ash!

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  7. I've heard really good things on this, and I am glad you enjoyed it. Although it might not be fore me, your review was great and I think I might pick it up if its ever at my library :)

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  8. This is already on my wishlist. I've heard some rave reviews but after reading yours I'm very very anxious to get it! Another great review!

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  9. good review and so true about this book.

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  10. Lovely Review- and thanks for participating with the BWB.

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  11. I so enjoyed this book, and I really liked the action also. Enjoyed your review alot. Thanks for your BWB participation.

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  12. Great review! I was so worried that I wouldn't like this book after my high expectations and was glad that I ended up loving it. Thanks for participating in Blog with Bite!

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  13. I do enjoy great characters - they make the book. Good review.

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  14. After reading so many ecstatic reviews, I've started this book, too. Only a chapter in so far, but it's good. I didn't like Tithe very much, though.

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