Review: Iron King by Julie Kagawa

theironking.jpgThe Iron King (Iron Fey Series #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.

This has been a favourite book of mine for a long time I’ll admit. First things first; it is relatable. When reading a book, characters that we can relate to on a personal level are so much better. In the beginning of the book, we witness a teenager, maybe much like us, who wants to fit in and is albeit a little awkward. It’s even better though because there’s a relatable character, that’s also part of a magical, unseen world that she never imagined before in her life. The main character Meghan finds herself on a journey to save her kid brother with an Ice Prince that truly might kill her before helping her. If not for the binding contract the two made, of which they both need to uphold their own end.

This book will take you into an adventure with Kagawa’s wonderful writing style. There will be plenty of laughs, frustrations and mysterious conflict all leading into the climax. Meghan finds herself dealing with some hardships and new found abilities when she is faced with the honest truth of who she is. Along the way, she begins to find herself as well. Although, that journey goes right along through the entire series.

My critiques for the book is that because it’s the very first book, you have to learn to love it in a sense. I love Meghan’s character a lot more further into the series where she’s grown and found her strength. Meghan is never a perfect character, she is no Mary Sue and luckily she never comes too close to being a damsel in distress, but in the first books she has her moments of it.

I recommend this to readers who like supernatural but are looking for something different than the typical vampires and werewolves (that’s how I found it), lovers of fantasy and, you can’t forget, a surprisingly epic tale of forbidden love.

4 1/2 Stars

Until next time,


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