Thursday, January 3, 2013


JULIE KAGAWA MONTH: Book Reviews, Interviews, Giveaways and more...

Welcome to the first post of the Julie Kagawa Month. If you don't know what this is, you should check out this post and find out more about it.
Today, you'll get to read my short review of the first book in the Iron Fey Series (and first ever Julie Kagawa book), The Iron King.

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. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

This book was.... outstanding! I mean, from page one to page three hundred and sixty six I was totally blownaway by the awesomness Julie Kagawa has written.

First of all, I have to say that this is my first Fae book ever. I have never read this type of story, yet it becomes one of my favorite books. Julie Kagawa is a master in creating a totally unique world, with beautifully written characters.

I loved the character of Megan Chase. I mean, through out the whole book we can see her grow up, become an independent girl. She is the kind of character you admire, and love to read about: strong, selfless, stubborn...

I also loved Ash's character. He is so different from the male characters I've read in other books. He is compelling and powerful.
I should not forget to mention the other main characters Puck and Grim. They also have their own stories and did not fade away in the background with their personas, which something that usually happens in other books. Not in Julie Kagawa's mind.

The Iron King just has it all, action, drama, a little bit of romance here and there. All of the twists were unpredictable, and kept me turning the pages to find out what happened next.

Overall, The Iron King is a fantastic book and I absolutely loved it! I can't wait to read the second book and find out what will happen next.



Lynn K. said...

Good review Trayche! I'll probably get snowballs in my face for this but Ash didn't really appeal to me in this book. Grimalkin and Puck are awesome!:D

Tanja - Tanychy said...

Lynn the first snowball is coming form me...just so you know :D

And Trajce great review :) I loved the second one the most :)

adriana said...

I really enjoy this series! i love Megan!!!! And Ash..... And Puck!

Augustine Sophia Nicole said...

Nice review!! I read this book over a year ago and I confess I wasn't so "into" the series 'till I read the second one! It's just a series that keeps getting better..!
Don't forget to read the small novels Summers Crossed (#3.5) and Winter's Passage (#1.5)

Jessi (Geo) said...

GRIMALKIN!!! He's my faveee ^.^

There's very few fey books that I enjoy, but I sure love the Iron Fey!


juliababyjen said...

Don't forget the last short story, The Iron Prophecy, #4.5! Its a great lead up to The Lost Prince

Aleksandra said...

I wasn't that big of a fan of this book, although I loved her idea of the Iron Fey, really imaginative, and I really liked Puck & Grim, but I did like the book, and I might continue the series some time :) I'm glad you loved it, though :)

Yuu said...

I fell in love with this series, especially with Meghan Chase AND the other characters of course~! I read the whole series all the way to the Call of the Forgotten within weeks! Glad you love it! More fans loving Kagawa-sensei's work! This is love!