If you have yet to pick up one of Julie Kagawa's books, what are you waiting for?
I just finished the Iron Queen last night and WOW, that review will be up next Wednesday, so be sure to check back, I swear I keep thinking she can't top herself and she keeps proving me wrong. Each book is better and better.
BUT enough of my rambling, check it out for yourself:
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Buy it here: Amazon
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.
Before I gush and go into how much I LOVED this book *pets cover*, let me first say that as far as sequeals go, this was EVEN better than the original. If you're like me and you really like something (hello Iron King), then you get a little nervous when the second book rolls around, because that's a lot of hype to live up too. AND we all want to love it just as much, but I never expected to love it more. AND trust me, I do.
Now for the book...what can I say without giving too much away? The pace is perfect and keeps you moving along and flipping through the pages...like the first book, the characters are relatable and believable, never making you doubt the world Kagawa has created.
And Ash? *sigh* Lovely as ever.
Kagawa further explores the relationship between Meghan and Puck, something that when I think back, wasn't fully explored in the first book. Then again, maybe it was and I was blinded by Ash, totally possible. Have I mentioned I'm team Ash yet? Could you tell? Where was I? Oh yes, Puck. There were quite a few moments I ALMOST switched sides, which is pretty huge, so KUDOS to the well written scenes that tugged at my heart. One in particular *wink, wink*.
The new characters (Rowan, Leanansidhe) mesh well with the ones from book One and definitely add an interesting layer to the mix.
All in all, it was one of my favorite reads of 2011.
Needless to say, I moved RIGHT ON to The Iron Queen, because honestly, the Ash withdrawal was just too strong to resist. ;)
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What about you? Have you read this series? Did you love it? We're all different readers and I love hearing opinions, so comment away! ;)