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April 13, 2012

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King (Iron Fey, #1)
   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.
    After hearing so much hype for Iron Knight and the rest of the Iron Fey series I realized I really needed to get my hands on the series. So I was really excited when I found out I won the entire series from Nicole @ Nicole's YA Book Haven!
    Meghan Chase is your social teen outcast. The girl everyone ignores, the girl who blends in. When Ethan, her little brother, is abducted her whole life turns upside down. But it finally starts to make sense. Soon enough, Meghan finds herself in the world of the Nevernever, and the world she thought she knew ends up turning upside down.
    Kagawa does an amazing job by creating the fantastical world of the Fey. By meshing both the real world and the fantasy world. The Nevernever was realistic, and truly magical. The magic of Nevernever was created through the characters. The best part of fantasy is that the author can do whatever they want with the world. Each character was so different and unique, that I felt because of them the story went so smoothly.
    By far I adored Grimlakin, that cat like creature was hilarious. His snarky jokes, and comebacks were probably the best parts throughout the story. The story line was good but what really set Iron King apart from other books was the dialogue. A good use of language is extremely important. So when there started to be dull parts Grimlakin or Amber always had something funny to say.
   Now for the two most important  characters. Ash and Puck. I must say I am TEAM PUCK. As hot as Ash is, and how much of a total bad ass he is (and I love that), Puck is just better.He is sweet, caring, and funny. Every time he spoke I got a smile on my face, and Puck just made me mad. He had too many moos swings for my liking. But I would be lying if I said I don't like both. Julie Kagawa was brilliant at creating two hot leading guys, who are SO much fun to read about. These are the times when I get mad though. When I read a book with characters such as Ash and Puck, I want guys just like them to exist. BUT THEY DON'T! *sigh*
   Overall this was an enjoyable read and I can't wait to read the rest of the series! This is a great book for people who want a modernized fantasy, with two gorgeous guys. I would give this book a 4/5 just because the book dull at points, but it was still a lot of fun to read.

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