Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Written By: Kellie - Oct• 14•12

the iron king

Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publish Date: February 1st, 2010
Source: Purchased

Rating: 3/5 Packrats

Synopsis: 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. –Goodreads

Review: I picked up books one and two of the Iron Fae series while I was at my favorite used book store this summer and was really excited to read The Iron King. Alas, I just couldn’t get into it. To be fair, I never seem to click well with fae stories but I keep trying since I feel like my Irish side should be connecting with sidhe stories way more than it is. The Iron King just wasn’t for me, so I’m not going to rate this book too harshly. The writing was great and I can absolutely understand why so many other readers fell in love with these books.

Meghan was an interesting character who fell into her new life as a half-fae fairly nicely. I loved her protective streak towards her brother and the way she saw the fairy world. I was less enamored with her fae love interests. I didn’t feel she had that much genuine chemistry with either of them and they both seemed like fairly typical fae guys, unpredictable and untrustworthy.

So, I’m going to keep this review fairly short and sweet as I don’t feel like I can be all that objective about The Iron King. All that being said, I already own the next book in the series and will probably read it eventually.

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Second Opinions:
@The Diary of a Bookworm
@Uniquely Moi Books
@Reading in Winter

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