Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Iron Daughter

The Iron Daughter (Harlequin Teen)
The Iron Daughter
by Julie Kagawa

# of Pages: 304
Age Range: 13+
Rating: 4.5/5

Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.

Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

When the opportunity came for me to review The Iron Daughter I jumped right at it. I had loved the Iron King and couldn't wait to dive into the next book in this fabulous fey series.

The Iron Daughter did not disappoint. Right from the get-go Meghan is immersed in adventure and intrigue as she struggles to survive in the winter court on her own and without the help from Ash. Alone, and powerless, Meghan takes the first chance she gets to escape but is just as soon thrown into a whole new adventure. As more mysteries to her past and present unfold, Meghan must make some of the hardest choices she has ever faced in the whole series.

I loved it! As usual Kagawa presented an original story with our same favorite heroine and supporting characters. The love triangle that is Puck, Meghan and Ash deepens, which is sure to excite many dedicated readers. The writing worked perfectly for the story, and the characters developed fittingly in as much space as the story allowed - although it usually takes the whole series to be complete before the characters become fully developed. Meghan especially though, because at the beginning she was definitely more weak and insecure but grew stronger by the end.

I highly recommend this book if you were a fan of The Iron King, also be sure to check out:

Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker, Book 1) by Jenna Black
Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa
The Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1) by Cassandra Clare
Darklight (Wondrous Strange) by Lesley Livingston
Captivate by Carrie Jones

Visit Julie Kagawa HERE

-M.

1 comment:

Book Monster said...

I read half on net galley and didnt get to finish cause I had finals. But from the amount I read I really loved it and will read the rest when it's released. Awesome review XD