Sunday, August 22, 2010

BOOK REVIEW - IRON KING by JULIE KAGAWA - THE IRON FEYS SERIES # 1

By: Julie Kagawa
Published By: Harlequin Teen
Released: Available Now
Details : Paperback , 363 Pages

RATING: 4 FANTASY STARS!!

Book Blurb : Taken from Goodreads:
Meghan Chase has never fit in at her small-town high school, and now, on the eve of her 16th birthday, she discovers why. When her half brother is kidnapped, Meghan is drawn into a fantastical world she never imagined--the world of Faery, where anything you see may try to eat you, and Meghan is the daughter of the summer faery king. Now she will journey into the depths of Faery to face an unknown enemy . . . and beg the help of a winter prince who might as soon kill her as let her touch his icy heart. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series.

BOOK REVIEW:

Julie Kagawa has a great imagination in her first book in the Iron Fey series. I will read 'Winters Passage' next the ebook novella, then go onto 'The Iron Daughter', book 2.

To me personally, there is the 'Alice in Wonderland' , possibly 'Narnia' and admittedly 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' characters/feel. I had to ponder if younger readers actually knew 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' , characters..I am a bit out of the loop so I didn't.


'Grimalkin', the invisible cat/side kick character I enjoyed but sometimes I wished Ash or Puck was in his place in some of the storyline. Maybe Ash more than Puck as I am a bit of Team Ash at this stage. I would have liked reading Ash definantly earlier on in the book. Looking forward to seeing where Julie takes us with the Iron King and his kingdom.


Loads of fey and creatures in this book, faerie Courts and well a smexi lad and a prankster/bff lad .

I had to laugh and seriously laughed at the Bluetooth wearing Iron King...hmmm..*giggle* ( Would it be okay to assume , that you would be out of range in another realm). I did enjoy the new court/kingdom that Julie made. I thought that was very clever to add to the modern world the Iron King and his subjects. Iron being the killer of fey. Very clever addition which will give this series life , hence the book titles.

This is an adventure that sometimes had you in and out of the mortal world. Ethan / Changeling..well Changeling was a hoot with his evil little ways..quite a crack up.


The Iron King is a great little read for the fey loving readers , sometimes it appears for the younger reader and then sometimes it appears for a marginally older crowd with the mortal getting groped in the club and the would be ermmm can't say what I want to call them..lets just say the group of fey lads that wanted to assault Meghan in the park. The 'f' bomb ( the one that rhymes with Puck) does get dropped once and a bit of less language for those who need to know.


The artwork on all the covers is gorgeous, well done!!! The Iron Queen due 2011.




THE IRON KING - IRON FEY #1 by Julie Kagawa









 
 
Michelle

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