Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Review: Iron Daughter - Julie Kagawa

Where I got it: My Collection
Rating: 5 stars
Cover Rating: 4 stars (Very pretty. I love the colors.)
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: August 1, 2010
Publisher:Harlequin Teen
Page Count: 359 p.
Sequel to The Iron King and Winter's Passage

Meghan Chase and Ash have reluctantly made it to the Winter Court. Queen Mab has made Meghan wait in isolation, slowly growing bored and anxious. Ash has left the court, so there are no allies for Meghan here. She isn't even sure if she still has an ally in Ash, since he has turned a cold shoulder to her. When the Iron Court starts a battle between the Winter and Summer Meghan knows she has to stop it before it's too late and the Iron Fey move into the ruins of Nevernever. Without Ash though, Meghan's help is limited. Puck is ready and willing to help, even though Meghan is conflicted about how she feels with him, and Grimalkin's assistance is spotty at best. She may have to allow some other people to help her, even if they are the most unlikely of candidates.

So I feel like the title of this novel and the next one are sort of spoilers for the rest of the series. I mean because now you sort of know that even thought the Iron King is defeated there are still other Iron Fey that are playing a significant roll. I did adore this novel though. Tons more action and adventure for all our delightful heroes. I can hardly even pick a Team between Ash and Puck. I'll be Team Rowan and then I'll just have to work on him until he gets his head out of his butt and smartens up. I'm sure he's just as dreamy as Ash even if he is a little weak-willed and dim. Why do the love interest always have to  be the slightly swarmy yet totally swoon-worthy bad guy and the sweet best friend? It would be much easier if it was that guy no one likes  vs. the wicked hot guy you'd be an idiot not to fall for...I mean come one, too many choices makes a girl go a little crazy. Poor poor Puck...the best friend is usually the worst option, because you will wait forever for the girl to realize that she should be with you. Meanwhile, as her friend you are subjected to watching her make out with all the bad boys until she is ready to settle down. Anyway, back to the book at hand. Iron Daughter. READ IT! NOW! It was a fantastic sequel to The Iron King and luckily you don't have to frown at the love triangle in this sequel, because it was already present in the first novel and will undoubtedly be present in the next one too. SUPER LOVE TRIANGLE! Julie Kagawa is a brilliant writer and can really balance horrifying imagery and dreamy landscapes. Some of the creatures and situation are complete vulgar, but you still get to feel like you are in a magical kingdom...Unicorns! I love that we have these darker faery novels to get us through our bland days.

First Line:
"The Iron King stood before me, magnificent in his beauty, silver hair whipping about like an unruly waterfall."

Favorite Line:
"A trio of redcaps dragged a wailing sylph from the air, ignoring the razor edge of her dragonfly wings, and buried her under their stabbing knives."


  1. Lovely review!

    I've had my eye on this series for a while, I'm glad to know you like it :)

  2. I really need to start reading Julie Kagawa's books!

    Marlene Detierro (Air Ambulance)


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