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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey, #2) 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.

Meghan is now back in Nevernever, in Tir Na Nog, the Winter Court to be precise. Fulfilling her end of her bargain with Prince Ash made her prisoner of the Winter Queen. The worst part though, is that Prince Ash is either ignoring her or being cruel to no end. Her heart is completely broken but now isn’t the time to wallow in self-pity. The Iron Faeries are plotting to destroy both Summer and Winter Court, and their leader, with their war fantasies are making it that much easier. Meghan is the only one who can stop them, and with or without Prince Ash, she is determined to put an end to this insanity.

This second book in The Iron Fey series was even better than the first one for me. Meghan is now more knowledgeable of the faeries  and has more confidence in her abilities, ever though her powers were bound by the Winter Queen. It allows her to be more independent and stand up for herself when in adversity. Her relationship with Ash broke my heart so many times, it was heart-shattering to see them together. The best aspect of the book for me.

Puck also made a return in that book *cheers* and he is as witty as ever. Unfortunately, Ash’s state of mind doesn’t allow much bickering between the two of them, but the few moments they do, it’s priceless =) The relationship between Puck and Meghan will also evolve in this book and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it, I guess we’ll have to see in the next book =)

The quest our three heroes sets on is amazingly eventful. Kagawa keep us on the tip of our toes the whole time, and I honestly never saw coming any of the main events. The things she did to the poor Ash were insane yet awesome. I couldn’t have hoped for a better action-filled, heart-wrenching plot.

The end was deliciously surprising and promising, and I honestly can’t wait to see where the decisions our main characters took will lead them. It’s far from being the end of the road, and I’m anxious to find out how they will navigate their new path.

The Iron Fey series is an extremely compelling and addictive world. Beware because once you’ve started reading it, you won’t be able to stop!

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The Iron Fey series:

The Iron King
Winter’s Passage
The Iron Daughter
The Iron Queen

Book Stats:

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (August 1, 2010)
  • Language: English The Book Depository
  • ISBN-10: 0373210132
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373210138


    Book Source: Big Honcho Media

  • Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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    2 People left their mark' :

    1. Sometimes I just wanted to shake Meghan in this book, it seemed like she was being so obtuse! (Though I have to admit she was in a pretty scary situation.) I had hoped for moor Puck, but was generally surprised by how much I enjoyed THE IRON DAUGHTER.

      I enjoyed your review,
      Jennifer (An Abundance of Books)

    2. Thank you for the review Tynga! I cannot wait to read this series!!! :D