The Iron King by Julie Kagawa Review

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 |

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

Truthfully, my feellings for this book are still conflicted. The Iron King has a great premise; it's very ingtriguing. I generally like fantasy, but this was one case where I felt that there was a lot of sci-fi mixed in, which isn't really my cup of tea. There were some bits, like the ordeal with the people of New Orleans, that seemed a little over-the-top for me, and I didn't really feel like each scene advanced the plot.

However, I really loved the dark humor that was used throughout. Grimalkin's dry, witty lines kept me reading throught the places where the plot was lacking or where the writing was a little under par. I think I'llvbe sticking out for the rest of the series, just for that. And to see what happens with Meghan/Puck/Ash. Personally, I'm leaning toward Ash on this one, you guys. He's mysterious. Of course, Puck has a heart of gold, but he's old. Ash is old too.

What's with the centuries-old love interests these days? I mean, it doesn't really matter if they're in the bodies of gorgeous young guys; it's the idea that he's 100+ year old person falling in love with a sixteen year old girl. To me, that screams pedophile. Gross.

Rating: 8/10


elizabeth said...

lol. I completely agree with you. Whenever I read about a guy (who looks young but is actually 100+ years old) falling in love with a young girl, a voice in the back of my head yells pedophile!

Amber Skye said...

I bought this book, but I haven't read it yet. I'm really eager to!

Amelia said...

Great review! I agree on the 100+ thing, too. It's weird. You're right. :D See, I heard that this book was good, but that the main character, Meghan, is a bit on the stupid side. Did you like her alright?
Hmm I'll have to add this to my TBR! Thanks again!!

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