Title: The Iron King
Author: Julie Kagawa
Release: February, 1st 2010
Synopsis:(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.
I had seen this book everywhere for over a year and on numerous occasions I considered picking it up but for some reason I never purchased it. I can’t tell you why I took so long to read this book, because the cover is gorgeous and the storyline seemed enticing enough but I finally, last week, decided to read it and all I could say to myself was “WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG?”
I could talk about why I loved the plot or how adorable Meghan’s baby brother, Ethan was but I think the real thing I need to mention right off, is ASH! When he was first introduced I said to myself, “I’m going to like him,” and boy was I right! You can never go wrong with tall, dark, and handsome.
I was interested to see what would happen romantically in this novel and although things turned out like how I anticipated, I was a little surprised at the level of insta-love that happened but, hey, I understand that’s a common occurrence in a lot of YA books so it was something I got over easily.
I don’t want to give anything away and I feel like it would be easy to include spoilers if I mention too much about the characters so I will just say, this series is faeries done in the absolute best way! It’s imaginative, rich in details, and the characters are very well developed which makes them easy to get attached to. I definitely suggest that you should read this if you are one of the very few, like me, who had yet to pick it up! I’m looking forward to picking up the next few books in the series.
Purchase or Check Out?: Purchase!
Would I read it again?: Yes