Friday, June 15, 2012

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

Genre: fantasy
Series and Book #: The Iron Fey #2
Pages: 384

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.



The next novel in Kagawa's Iron Fey series was just as phenomenal as The Iron King!

Meghan was even stronger now that she'd been through Faery once, and Ash had severed their love. I loved her unfailing spirit even when the courts turned against her and failed to believe her stories of the Iron Fey. The passion behind the words created whatever emotion Kagawa wanted the reader to feel while reading the chapters. This made the story vivid and lovely.

Ugh. So, I'm definitely Team Ash, and when Meghan decides that she's going to kiss Puck and lead him on, my hands were almost ripping out my hair. And then, I felt pitiful of Puck, who was now hurt and shocked by Meghan's blunt refusal once Ash came back. My actions while reading book: stupidstupidstupid and whywhywhy.

Overall, another excellent novel in a unique Faerie setting. Kagawa's writing is expressive and her storyline is unique. Kagawa's characters are written like real people, making them feel like real people. The dramatic ending was excellent!!! Ahh, love love love romance!

The Cover: Soft and light, but icy bright! I think they resemble Meghan's time in Tir Na Nog nicely

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