Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Hey everyone, I know I've been gone but the start of school and teaching a brand new grade has been a lot. However, I am getting it under control and squeaked in a book in the last week.

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

There were things that I really liked about this book and was surprised about and some things that I was just like "eh" about.

So some good things first. I like the Fey world. I love the fact they are not your TinkerBell or Jimminey Circket or Fairy Godmother types. They are manipulative and cunning. It really intriguing and Meghan starts to pick up on how to talk to these creatures, thus making enemies. I love a good love story but I also love a good enemy and I feel like more are coming in the series.

Spoilerish - Speaking of witch, I had no idea that the Iron King was not going to be her dad and that it was going to be based on technology. Hello surprise. And now I am wondering why Iron stays in the title. No one tell me!

Can someone support me that Puck is super sweet and clearly in love with Meghan. Saw it coming a mile away though it has not been confirmed. And I love the cliche of it, she is totally going for Ash. Which leads me to this comment. "Hello Ash! I'm your next girlfriend!"

Some things I wasn't too crazy about. I didn't get attached to the characters. I am curious. I am going right into the next book but if I didn't have it already, I wouldn't go out and buy it.  I am more or less curious how it will end, not what will happen to them.

If Oberon and Mab were such big bad @ss why weren't they more involved? Why didn't the Big O get his daughter? How come Mab didn't realize Meghan was in her territory?

What did you guys think?

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1 comment:

  1. In my opinion, Oberon and Mab were just annoying.... Yeah it was a nice to have a background story for Megan, but I just didnt care for them. Wasn't Ash just dreamy? Originally I was all for Puck, (I thought it was kind of creepy that Meg reminded Ash of his dead girlfriend) but after continuing with the series, I can safely say I am all ASH :) glad you enjoyed it. We have yet another series to chat about ;)