Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Book Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Goodreads Summary:
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 actually really liked this storyline so far.  The characters aren't flat; they have personalities that actually seem realistic (even if Meghan is kind of whiny).  There were times that I felt the reading was somewhat childish, especially when it came to Puck.  I mean he is this ageless character, but he came off as being really childish.  The action scenes were a little boring as well.  There was one fight between Ash and Puckk wwhere it felt like this is what h append:

"You wanna fight?"

"Yes...yes I do."

*draw swords and attempt a fight to te death but end up as allies instead*

And all the while Meghan just stood there and watched.

Other than that, I kind of liked it.  At first, I thought it was going to be as bad as Wicked Lovely, but it proved me wrong.  I doubt that I'm going to be re-reading this book, but I will be picking up the rest of the series.


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