Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A to Z: Iron Fey Series

Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey Series took me by total surprise and I just couldn't get enough of them. The characters were like family and once the story was over, were sorely missed.

For fun, I went back to my first review of The Iron King and reread my reaction, which I've posted below the book covers. It totally encompasses how I feel about the entire series.

If you're a fan of Young Adult books and Fantasy in particular, this series is for you.

The Iron King (Iron Fey, #1)The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey, #2)The Iron Queen (Iron Fey, #3)The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, #4)

My Goodreads review of Iron King:
First order of business ~ I.LOVE.THIS.BOOK!

And trust me, that gushing is tamed WAY DOWN. I actually took a few days after reading this before writing my review, just so I wouldn't feel the need to squeal and say incoherent things about how hot I think Prince Ash is and how he stole my heart. See how that worked for me?

Seriously though, this book suprised me in a lot of ways and I needed those few days to ask myself, why this book? Why the mad love? And I think I found the answer.

When I was younger, I read the entire Chronicle of Narnia series. Besides my Nancy Drew books (love them), it was the first taste of fun reading I had and I became an addict. The sense of adventure, the creativity, the MAGIC. This book, for me, brought me back to that feel. It's the first faerie book I've read, so that may have something to do with it as well, but the characters felt real and honest, and the storyline swept me away. It made me forget I was reading and I became submersed (read: obsessed) in this world Kagawa created. I tore through this book at a rapid pace and didn't want to put it down.


So yeah, I pretty much GUSHED about it then too.

10 comments:

  1. Sigh... I REALLY have to read this series. :-)

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    1. You totally should...though I warn you, obviously I'm biased! *grin*

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  2. Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z challenge. Lovely blog...good luck with the challenge!

    Donna L Martin
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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  3. Uh, oh. I think my TBR pile just got rerouted to this series. I'm a huge Narnia and Nancy Drew fan, so I must read these.

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    1. If you read them, you'll have to let me know what you think! They're definitely different from the other series, but for me, they had that nostalgic feel to them. :)

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  4. i love fantasy. How have i missed this series? I'm definitely going to check it out.
    Happy A-Zing!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. How cute is your photo/blog/name. I'm loving it. On my way over to visit now...

      And yes, you MUST check it out! :)

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  5. I've read a few of the short stories and the first book. I agree - great characters and a cool plot! :)

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  6. Okay, since you are yet gushing, I will take your review into consideration. Too, I will scope 'em out on Goodreads a bit later today.

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