Friday, November 19, 2010

BOOK REVIEW - THE IRON DAUGHTER by JULIE KAGAWA - THE IRON FEY # 2

By: Julie Kagawa
Published By : Harlequin Teen
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback,  359 Pages

RATING 5 STARS!!!
TEAM ASH ALL THE WAY!!!!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.



Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.


BOOK REVIEW:

I absolutely could not put this book down!!!! Yes,  I did 4 exclamation marks. Julie kicked a goal with this little gem.

I am Team Ash through and through. I just read between the lines at what Ash had to sacrifice to be with Meghan. The Winter court and Mab was his home , his life was the court and Mabs bidding. To go against everything he was taught, raised by, especially Mab , is a huge thing. What was right and safe for Meghan he put ahead of what he felt and wanted . Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't, but he atleast tried to leave her. The difficulties of being part of royalty in all these different courts is very political and to an extent corrupt. Trust and loyalty sways like there's no tomorrow. Ash was a legend at fighting his feelings for Meghan and what he should be doing with Meghan because its dictated to him by his family.

I do love Puck but I just didn't feel it, like I felt it with Ash. Puck was her childhood friend who she loved as a friend from the start but tried to fill her empty void of Ash resisting her. Puck loves Meghan and Meghan has a love for Puck .

Ironhorse, the faithful warrior I absolutely love him. When Julie wrote his dialogue in capitals I could hear the booming voice of Ironhorse.

I was quite pleased ( ducks any flying pillows thrown at my head) for Grimalkin to be heard but not seen as much. I personally needed the guys Ash and Puck to be in the story . That was my little personal pet hate with The Iron King.  Ash just takes my breath away with his strength. Puck is just gorgeous with his ability to try and make a laugh out of a serious situation. Every girl needs a Puck in their life. But! unfortunately Pucks never come in first place with the girl. The girl selfishly or not, needs a Puck in her life, but an Ash even more.

This book was just one great flowing story of action and adventure and loss and betrayal. Brilliantly written Julie Kagawa. I really liked the addition of new characters that served a real purpose . I kinda enjoyed Leanansidhe Queen of the Exiles. She appeared the most easy of the faerie Queens/Kings to work with . I did worry about poor little bro Ethan. His sister coming in and out of his life at only the age of 4 and the company he keeps. I can see a shrink coming his way when he is older, lol!! Not that that is funny for the little tike.

The Iron Daughter was such a great adventure from start to finish. I am looking forward to The Iron Queen, rather excitedly. Me thinks I need some more Ash ..sigh and Puck the ever faithful, always available to console and help guy. I can't even imagine where The Iron Queen is going to take us. Maybe it's the Summer courts turn to take over the story with Titania, the evil stepmum....or not and my imagination is doing overtime:D

P.S. Just love the artwork on all the covers.

FAVE QUOTES :

"I was minding my own business long before you and the princess started humping like rabbits."

"If you are going to do that, would you mind not jostling the bed so much?' came a sarcastic voice near the head board. 'Perhaps you could roll around on the floor."





Michelle

2 comments:

  1. Haven't read this series yet but I just love this review so I must get to reading the books soon!

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  2. Hi Aylee,

    Thankx! I see you like The Hunger Games and TMI series. I have read them all but not reviewed on here. I read them quite a while back but they are fave books of mine.

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