The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Book Title: The Iron King
Series: #1
Genres: , , ,
Publisher: (Imprint of )
Release Date: February 1, 2010
Format: Paperback (363 pages)
Dates Read: 7/1-7/6
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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’ve read a lot of good books lately, but The Iron King had me wanting to read constantly. From page one I was just sucked in.

I loved A Midsummer’s Night Dream and this was an amazing twist of the story. I love how she used a lot of the characters and same things from the play, but this is like a whole deeper side to the story. She makes the world her own and it so unique and complex without being confusing.

I LOVE Meghan’s character because she was so many different things thrown into one person. She was headstrong, caring, selfless, subborn and she did what she felt was right. You feel so connected to her from the first page and it’s almost as if she is sitting right there with you recounting the story, or even as if you were her.

Puck, was so fun and truly a great friend. He knew what he was suppose to do, but he knew her so well and knew she wasn’t going to let him act as if none of it existed and that he wasn’t who he really was. He gave her strength and helped her to see her true potential.

Grimalkin actually made me think a lot of the Chesire Cat from Alice in Wonderland because he was helping her out, but he was also kind of stubborn and like he knew everything. You can’t help but to love him and you know that he has a big heart even if he doesn’t want people to know it.

Every story needs a hot bad boy and Ash is sure that. You could tell from the beginning that there was something there. He knows it’s wrong, but he can’t help but put that bad boy stuff to the side and show he cares.

There was so much action, romance, humor, and just fun all in this story. The ending keeps you so on edge and things go how you hoped only to end up twisting around and leaving you on a cliff hanger. I’m so excited to dive right in to The Iron Daughter.

I love this cover. Something about it just looks…magical. When you look at it you think fairy, but also like the feel of a warrior or a fighter so you anticipate some action.