Review: The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa

Posted March 23, 2016 in review / 4 Comments

Review: The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) by Julie KagawaThe Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1) by Julie Kagawa
Published by Harlequin Teen on February 1st 2010
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Format: E-book
Pages: 363
Reading Challenges: #RockMyTBR Challenge Source: Overdrive
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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.

I should have listened to everyone years ago when they told me to read this book, because daaaamn, it’s really really good. I don’t think that this was a retelling, nope I don’t think so, but there were definitely stories that we’re more likely to be familiar with, such as The Midsummer’s Night Dream, Puck, the Seelie Court and more. Basically, all these worlds came from what we believe in. Our imaginations. Our nightmares. Like the monsters under the bed, and such.

I find the whole concept behind this book seriously fascinating. And then main character, Meghan Chase, was pretty kickass for someone who had her life turned upside down the moment her brother got taken away. She was strong and hilarious in her own way, and it was really funny to see her different reactions to the new world beyond her.

I like that the romance was quite unique, and of course, HOT AS HELL but at the same time, it was unexpected. I mean, to me it was unexpected, because I really wasn’t expecting there to be romance, so trust me it was a nice surprise.

My favourite character was Grimalkin. Well, actually. ALL of them are my favourite characters hehe. It’s just that Grimalkin was the one who made me doubt myself. Like, one moment I will like him, and the other I will be suspicious. It’s like every time you want to love him, you think about whether he has a motive behind his actions hehehe.

YUP I’m definitely reading the next book after this!

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