The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

Book Title: The Iron Daughter
Series: #2
Genres: , , ,
Publisher: (Imprint of )
Release Date: August 1, 2010
Format: Paperback (359 pages)
Dates Read: 7/7-7/15
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>Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.

Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

After reading The Iron King, I was so excited to read this one. These books totally suck you in and take you to a whole different world.

I loved that you learned so much in the first book, that there wasn’t so much focus on learning about the new world so there could be more to the story. There is just so much action and emotions that it’s a fun ride from the very first page to the end.

Meghan was different in the beginning of The Iron Daughter than she was in The Iron King. She was so confident before and now with Ash, she seems to be way to focused on that instead of more important things. She seems to get herself into way too much trouble. Thankfully it didn’t last long and she finally got back to her old self.

I totally love Ash more than I did in the first book. He finally got to the point where he wasn’t afraid to show his true colors to her, and he hated when he had to be nasty. And Puck… I feel so bad for him because you can tell he loves Meghan. That was obvious from the beginning and she didn’t even pay enough attention to notice that.

I love how you see so much growth with the relationships and even with just the characters themselves. Despite Ash being who he is, he still loves Meghan any way and doesn’t want any harm to come to her. He’s the kind of guy most girls want (without the fake, nasty front he puts on).

There were just so many parts that just had me itching to keep reading because they had you wondering and you couldn’t wait to find out the answers to your questions. And all the action that was thrown it. And there was even more of the Faery world that you get to learn about, which makes you wish you could go there.

The ending was full of such emotion and it was actually overwhelming. You feel relieved and happy, but also sad for them too. I loved the way it ended though and it is probably what most people have been hoping for. It totally makes you curious as to where the next book will go.

These covers are just so pretty and simple, but they have something…magical about them. It’s hard to explain, but they totally fit the feel of the books.