Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The Iron King by Julia Kagawa
Publication Date: February 1, 2010
Versions: paperback, kindle
Summary (from barnesandnoble.com):
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 was probably one of the more action packed books I've read. This is mainly because I don't buy them solely for the reason I'm a romance junkie. Pixies and faeries aren't my first choice either so I was, at first really hesitant to pick it up. But after all the raving about it and all the "Team Puck" or "Team Ash" going around-I knew I needed to join in and pick my own team.
So now that I've read it, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It actually was very similar to The Narnia Chronicles. I've never read the books but the whole going into the closet into another world was among the same plot line. And at times I felt like I was watching the movie all over again. Anyway, I really enjoyed it and am excited for the sequel.
Will I reread it?
Probably, it was very exciting and was very different from anything else I've been reading. And if you're wondering: I'm team Ash-all the way. There's just something about those bad boys!