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Friday, August 27, 2010


Author: Julie Kagawa
Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 304 Pages, 5.13 x 8 x 0.98 in
Published: August 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN - 10: 0373210132
ISBN - 13: 9780373210138
List Price: $11.99 CAD, $9.99 US, $9.01 CAD
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Chapters, Amazon, The Book Depository 
Rating: 5/5

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.

Let me start by saying that I absolutely loved this book! I've also been struggling with what to actually say about it. The novel was so good, that I fear my words won't be able to do it any justice. 

Julie Kagawa has done it again! She has written a novel in which I found myself highly engrossed and enthralled with. The Iron Daughter marks #2 in the Iron Fey series. It’s a gripping tale about Meghan Chase- half fey, half mortal- who has been placed into a world unlike her own, to save the lives of the people who matter most. 

This book has it all. From the beginning pages when Meghan is prisoner to the Unseelie Court, to running through the Nevernever and battling her conflicting heart, the novel takes its reader on an exhilarating ride. The main characters - Meghan, Puck, Ash, Grimalkin and Ironhorse- all develop extremely well throughout the duration of the novel. Meghan is a heroine who surprises me. She is deeply conflicted between the two guys in her life and also the conflicting emotion which pulls her strongly towards both the mortal and Fey realms. Yet she is able to somehow pull through. Meghan also has to overcome, yet again the battling two kingdoms of Nevernever. Her drive and determination is astounding - she is strong, smart, spirited and you definitely see her continuing strength carry out in this novel brilliantly.

Puck gets a lot more face time in this book. Most of Meghan’s adventure sees Puck right by her side. I adore Puck - this is no secret. He is funny, sarcastic and willing to put his life and position at the Seelie Court in jeopardy for Meghan. I wouldn’t mind having my own Puck for a best friend.

Ash. Oh Ash! Where do I begin? Ash’s character is so dark and deep. You understand a lot more about Ash in this novel. He has reasons for his darkness and his character is pushed to extreme breaking points and back. I absolutely treasure Ash and Meghan’s relationship. Whenever a couple has to endure so much heartache and strife, my own heart breaks for them. They are two people, who I believe are destined to be with one another, but have to battle the odds placed on them before they even met. Their romance is very Capulet and Montague. I always appreciate star crossed lovers - I just hope they come out of this series unscathed and together.

The Winter Prince is by far one of my favourite male characters to stem from a YA novel. Julie Kagawa has made him both hard and soft, tender and damaged, warm and cold. When writers are able to write such complex characters, I fall in love with their novel and writing even more.It also makes the story have more layers and depths - adding to the overall likability factor for me.

The plot had me captivated from start to finish. There was never a dull moment, or a moment when which closing the book was an option. Julie Kagawa wrote a riveting story about the effects of technology and how far one is willing to go for the ones they love. I found myself laughing, crying, and having many jaw dropping moments. The Iron Daughter was a truly spellbinding tale, full of magic, misfortune, and romance.I'm not sure how patient I’ll be in waiting for The Iron Queen (February 2011).


1 comment:

  1. This looks like a good series.I've heard lots of good stuff.


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