Friday, September 23, 2011

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

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.

I liked this one more. I am officially attached to Ash and the rest of them.  This could be spoiler-ish because  its the second in a series. I will do my best not to spoil all of it.

So this one starts out with Meghan trapped in the Unseelie court with no Ash. I was super bummed for awhile.  But then Ash's brother Rowan totally is a manipulative, evil character (AWESOME) and he sets the whole plot into motion and ultimately the separation and distance that Meghan finds herself from Ash. Which, is really a good thing because Ash is pushing out the "ice" vibes, like I almost feel the frost.

And then you have our dear, sweet Puck. I have this picture in my head of him, but he isn't a teenager in my mind's eye. Does anyone remember the movie A Knight's Tale with Heath Ledger? Remember the red-headed character who always gets into fights with Chaucer? That's Puck - maybe slightly younger. But as always, Puck is there for Meghan, being her rock and her friend when she needs consoling about Ash. Um can we say my heart broke for him at the end of this book.

Meghan - What can I say about her? I like the other characters more. Yeah - that's all I got.

My favorite side character in this book is Ironhorse. What a noble, honorable character. A moment of silence please.

Thank you.

Now moving on  - Um - my prediction - She is totally going to be Queen of the Iron fey. Tell me I am wrong or tell me I am a little slow on the draw.


1 comment:

  1. So with you, I'm Team Ash all the way! Love this series!