Thursday, 23 January 2014

The Iron King, Julie Kagawa

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, reviewed by Eleanor

6644117Author: Website/Blog
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 363
Buy this book: Amazon
Rating: 4 STARS
What is this book about?

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. (amazon)
Who should read this book?

If you like YA paranormal romance, this book i
s for you.

1. Would you like to have tea with the protagonist? Yeah, why not. She doesn't annoy me (surprisingly!)

2. Would you fall for the main love interest? Maybe. If he was a little less icy.

3. Would you want to strain the main antagonist? When I think of the main antagonist, I think of the Iron King and, to be honest, he seemed like an alright guy. So no.

4. Were the characters three dimensional? Yes, these characters are very believable.

5. Would you like to have tea in a cafe in Faeryland? No, who knows what spells and other concoctions they would put into tea they were serving to a mortal. Too risky.

6. Do you like this author's flavour of writing? I love it.

7. Was this writing strong or weak? Strong. In a good way.

8. Was the ending to your taste? Yes. (But then, I literally started reading the second book as if it was just the next chapter of the first book book!)

9. If this cover were tea, would you drink it? I wouldn't go as far as drinking it. But I do like it.

10. Favourite Quote?
“No, no. We can kill each other later.” 

Overview: Aaaah. This book is incredible. I obsess over books a lot but it is actually pretty hard to get me to give a book 4 stars (and this very nearly got 5, nearly) The story is brilliant, a fantasy book about faeries, which intertwines A Midsummer Night's Dream fey and other 'well-known' faeries and this makes it particularly interesting. Although Meghan is a bit of a damsel at the beginning and Ash is a little too cold towards everyone, all the characters are very likable -especially Grimalkin the cat, who I love dearly! I will definitely be reading the whole series and recommending it to everyone!

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