Friday, July 2, 2010

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Release Date: February 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: YA Fiction


Every fifteen year old girl dreams about what their sixteenth birthday will be like. Will the boy they've been dreaming about finally notice them? Will life magically become what you've always wanted it to be?

For Meghan Chase, she knew that wasn't going to happen for her. She was was poor. Her father had been missing for ten years and the man her mom married later seemed to have trouble remembering she even existed. The only people who seem to truly understand her are her little brother Ethan and her best friend Robbie.

As it turns out, Meghan's sixteenth birthday was much more exciting than she ever expected when her little brother was kidnapped and replaced by a changeling. She must decide just how far she will go to save Ethan and quickly realizes that Robbie is not just a normal teenage boy.

And if finding out that faeries really do exist and that her brother is now being held hostage by them isn't enough, she also learns that Robbie's affectionate nickname for her, Princess, isn't just a nickname.

Meghan's attempt to save her brother brings her to danger at every turn and it isn't long before she is separated from Robbie. When she receives help from Grimalkin, a cat who knows how to make a deal, and a Winter Prince who may just take her life, Meghan realizes that she's nothing more than a pawn in a deadly Faery war.

Just when things couldn't get any more perilous, they find out there is another enemy that none of them knew about: The Iron Fey - a new breed of fey that could destroy them all.

I definitely recommend reading The Iron King and am excited about reading the next installment, The Iron Daughter, which is due out in August, 2010. Check out more about Julie and her books HERE.



Rating: 4.5 Stars


7 comments:

  1. I've seen this book quite a bit (around B&N, Amazon...) but I never actually heard what it was about. This sounds great! It's totally going on my wish list : ) Thanks, Julie!

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  2. Thank you so much for letting me read your copy of this book Cindy! It is fantastic. And I cannot wait to read The Iron Daughter.

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  3. I got this as a free ebook when it was released and I want to know if it's worth reading.If you've read it then give me your opinion of it. Would you recommend it?

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  4. As you have already downloaded it, there is no point in wasting it...just read it and if after a few pages you aren't keen...just delete it...it's as easy as that.

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  5. Iv'e heard a lot of mixed reviews and I'm not sure whether i should read it. Also Iv'e never read any fairy type books before.

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  6. If you know of books like that, please list them for me! Also, I really don't like books with vampires in them because I'm sick of those. Thanks in advance! :)

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  7. The Iron King (Harlequin Teen) by Julie Kagawa would be a great read for any Labyrinth fan due to the fact that this book has EXACT SAME PLOT as the 80s cult hit movie. Baby brother gets kidnapped by goblins, sister goes into rescue-mode, makes fairy-friends along the way while discovering her own strength, ends up in the Kingdom and faces the King who gives her an eerily familiar offer.

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