Thursday, July 15, 2010

Book Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King
Author: Julie Kagawa
Released: February 2010
Pages: 368
Publisher: Harlequin
Target Age Group: Young Adult
I received my copy of this book from NetGalley for review

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. From Barnes and Noble

First off I have to mention how much I love the cover of this book, it SO beautiful. Second, what a great book (in my oh so humble opinion)! I'm so glad that I picked this book to read during the book-a-thon, it grabbed me and I was anxious to find out what was going to happen to Meghan, Puck, Ash and Ethan. There were parts of this book that made me stop and go "WHAT!" and I would have to go back and read that part again. ~Ethan standing over his mother~ aaaahhhhh! That was just creepy! Meghan starts on a journey to save her brother and has to grow up a lot on the way. She has to make some amazingly tough decisions cuz man those fey are shifty and sly. There is danger and mystery constantly. Tons of sarcastic humor, heartbreak and of course romance. What more could you ask for in a novel? I found some of the elements in the book very reminiscent of some favorite classics like Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz which just made this book all the more fun. Loved it! You should definitely pick up your very own copy of this, cuz you are not getting mine! Here is one of my favorite quotes from The Iron King: “Try not to bleed so much on the thorns," he said as I jabbed myself in the palm and hissed in pain. "Right now, anyone could follow us, and you are leaving a very easy trail." "Right, 'cause I'm bleeding all over the place for shits and giggles.” Grimalkin and Meghan

I received no compensation to read or review The Iron King.


  1. I'm in the middle of this one right now. I'm really enjoying it!

  2. Ok, must, must, must get this book. It's on my tbr book list, but I think I'm going to really have to go out and get it this weekend.

  3. Hi Shari thanks for stopping by my blog. Your blog is wonderful. I love the butterfly but the colors are amazing. Your review of the Iron King makes it look like a facinating read.
    I will follow, looks like fun.


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