The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King
by Julie Kagawa

Pages: 384
Release Date: February 4th 2011
Publisher: Mira Books
Series: The Iron Fey
Other books in series: The Iron Daughter
Buy the Book: Amazon UK | Amazon US


My name is Meghan Chase. In less than twenty-four hours I'll be sixteen. Countless stories, songs and poems have been written about this wonderful age, when a girl finds true love and the stars shine for her and the handsome prince carries her off into the sunset. I don't think it will be that way for me. 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 fairy 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

My Thoughts
The Iron King is a book I devoured. I adore this debut. I seriously LOVED it. Okay, so at first I didn't quite much and I'll say because it all just seemed quite fairy tale. I'm not really into this idea of 'faeries' but however I must say, I'll have to make an exception on this case seeing as Kagawa pulled it off  really really well.

Megan is a true heroine. She's strong, caring and independent. Her brother, had been kidnapped and so she made it her misson to find him and then get him back where he belongs. Selfless? Nope! She's a character you just would love to be with especially since she's got all these other awesome characters tagging along. Puck. Grimalkin. Ash. They're all in unique in their very own way making them pretty much amazing characters.

Everything is beautifully enveloped in this debut. Very impressive. I loved how descriptive it was. There was action, romance, and humour found. I just cannot wait for the next book in this installment, The Iron Daughter and I assure you, you NEED this book!

31 comments:

  1. Great review! I LOVE this series! I hope you get to read The Iron Daughter soon; you'll love that too. Oh, and The Iron Queen is AMAZING! I could talk about it for hours. :)

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  2. Fab review! I NEED to read this book, it's probably the next I'm going to buy!

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  3. I LOVE this book. The next 2 books are just as brilliant - I can't wait to read Iron Knight. Glad you enjoyed this one :)

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  4. Mia, move on to the Iron Daugther, then to the Iron Queen (best book in the series)! so w/c team are you? :)

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  5. I love this book I like the same context of Iron Queen and Iron King

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  6. Great review and a beautiful cover. I've been looking for something to read that's not a crime story and this looks like a good choice. :)

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  7. l so agree, Julie really does pull this all off very well! =)
    Loved this book too =)

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  8. This is a phenomenal series. I just finished The Iron Queen and am reading Summer's Crossing, great stuff :)

    ★Leila

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  9. Wow, can't wait to read this book, as I especially love books with quirky supporting characters!

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  10. I just read this book for the first time and loved it! I can't wait for the Iron Knight. :)

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  11. Finished reading this book recently, and I loved it as well! Can't wait to get my hands on the sequels!

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  12. I absolutly LOVE this series and parts 2 and 3 are awesome also.I am glad you enjoyed it, I love it when i can devour a book!

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  13. I've finally managed to get a copy of this book but the semester's started and Im short on reading time, so I'm hoping to start this series soon because of all the great reviews I've read (including yours) so I hope I enjoy it as much as you have:)

    Sarah

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  14. Fantastic review! I keep hearing about the Iron Fey series and I'm dying to check it out. I actually got the impression that it was very fairy tale from the cover, and I'm glad to hear that it lives up to that. And YAY for awesome, actual heroines. There needs to be more of those one day.

    Looking forward to reading this soon!

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  15. I love this series! I am so glad you enjoyed this book! I hope you enjoy the series too.

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  16. I want to read this book so much! Thank you for the review I can´t wait to read it!

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  17. I want to read this book for really long time. First I've read the synopsis I said: Wow, that sounds really amazing. I am glad that you like it. Thanks for the review. :)

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  18. The blurb of this bok didn't really apeal to me but everyone seems to like it a lot so I'll be getting this book next.

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  19. I love this review ! The Iron Fey Series is totally amazing and is on top of the list of my faves !! can't wait to read the iron knight !!

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  20. I'm glad you loved it :) I just purchased it from Borders (before it closed on me, wahh my second home *tear*) and It just keeps staring at me, "read me, shortskie, read me!" and i'm so tempted to take it and read it but I can only read one book at a time, such a tragedy! LOL :)

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  21. I haven't read this book yet and everyone loves it! I really like your review of The Iron King because it's short and sweet (: I think you just convinced me to read it!

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  22. So glad you devoured the debut, because I have this one on my Kindle. As soon as I'm finished with what I'm reading right now I'm gonna get to it.

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  23. Such a great start to the series. I found it to be very clever.

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  24. This is one series that i cannot tell if i would like. I've read a lot of good reviews about it. Maybe i'll have to give it a try. Glad you liked it.

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  25. I read this series and is torturing my best friend because she can't find the first one! lmao muahahaha i would loan her it but I only have the iron daughter and the iron queen ):

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  26. I really want to get into this series ASAP.

    I'm sure I'll love it as well.

    Thanks for the review!

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  27. Okay, first, the cover just beautiful! Second, I looove fairy tale! Can't wait to read this book XD

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  28. Will be reading this series soon! I'm so excited :) Such a positive buzz surrounding it!

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  29. I need to read this book! I read Winter's Passage a few months ago - BAD decisions as I didn't really know what was going on, or what characters I was supposed to like :) But it did get me well and truly interested.

    :)

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  30. I want to read this book so bad. I've heard so many great things about it, but your review has convinced me to read it ASAP.

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