Title: The Iron King
Author: Julie Kagawa
Published: February 1st, 2010
Rating: 5 flowers
Summary: 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 kid...more 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.
An amazing debut novel that was hard to put down once I devoured the very first few pages!
After her father's strange and unexpected disappearance when she was six, Meghan Chase's life has never been the same. With her sixteenth birthday just around the corner, Meghan descovers, the hard way, that her long-time best friend Robbie has been keeping life changing secrets from her. Pulled into a world of blood-thIrtsy faeries and other mythical creatures, she journeys to the Nevernever in hope of finding and rescuing her half brother.
The world of the Fae is as terrifying as it is beautiful so during her quest Meghan encounters a lot of mishaps. There is nothing sweet and gentle about the fey in this book.
A romance between Meghan and the deadly winter prince stirs but by her side the mischievous summer creature, Puck, seems to have laid an equal claim to her heart.
The book uses many of Shakespeare's famous (feary) characters; Puck, Summer King Oberon, Queen Titiana and Winter Queen Mab.
Julie Kagawa's debut novel, The Iron King, is an intriging new take on the world of Fae. With a compelling mix of action, humor and heat-warming romance, The Iron King is by far one of my favorite YA novels of 2010
Kagawa's writing is beautifuly done and her imagery is outstanding! She brings her characters to life very well.
I can honestly say there is nothing I didn't like about this book! The Iron Fey series has hooked me in and left me wanting more and more.