Monday, August 29, 2011

The Iron King

Usually, I don't read books with fairies. Or faeries. But The Iron King was an exception. It was awesome!! I don't know where to begin! Definitely 5 out of 5 stars!!!
By Julie Kagawa, out now!!!!!!!
Summary from Goodreads: 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

Whoa. I thought this was going to be your average fairy, excuse me, faerie book. Well, it's not. Megan is an awesome character! Well, they all are. She's strong,smart, funny, clever... what's not to love? Oh, and did I mention her friend Robbie Goodfell, aka Puck? Yes, Puck! Puck was awesome! He was funny, dashing(ish), clever, and all around mischevious! He was perfect! Oh... and there's Ash. Ash is the ice prince, son of Mab. He was so icy... and cold and goodlooking... In other words, I love him!!!! Please Ash, don't like Meghan, like me!!!!! He really guards his emotions so you can't tell what he's thinking... which makes it even more fun to read about him and Meghan...

Oh! The plot! So many twists and surprises! They didn't just look for her brother, Julie Kagawa added so many more twists and surprises!
***********SPOILER************ Wow... Machina, iron, Iron King? I did not see that coming...*********END SPOILER********
Just when you think something is established as fact, the whole entire thing changes!!!!!!! In other words, you never know what is going to happen next. And that's a good thing!

Julie Kagawa's writing is awesome! She doesn't stuff you with information. She doesn't ever have a boring scene. Her voice is fun and easy to relate to! It has awesome description and narration.

Not only that, but everything was well-balanced. It wasn't just a Meghan/Ash love story(though I wouldn't have minded). It had a bit of everything! Love story, adventure, action... the list never ends.

Basically, this book is AMAZING! I will never stop swooning about it! Read it and fall in love with Ash and the book!!!!!!!

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