Review: THE IRON KING by Julie Kagawa

TITLE: The Iron King
AUTHOR: Julie Kagawa
AUTHOR WEBSITE: www.JulieKagawa.com
GENRE: Young Adult, Fantasy, Faeries
PUBLISHED: February 1, 2010 - Harlequin Teen
MY SOURCE:  Amazon
MY RATING: 2

SYNOPSIS:

A teenage girl who doesn’t seem to fit in, stars in THE IRON KING by Julie Kagawa . Iron. Ice. A love doomed from the start.

Megan Chase’s brother is kidnapped. She will stop at nothing to get him back and to get her family back to normal, although nothing has been normal since her father disappeared when she was six. She learns how far she will go to save someone she loves: her brother, her best friend (who turns out to be a faery), the handsome prince of an enemy faery kingdom.


REVIEW:

The twists and turns of this story are great fun. I don’t even want to reveal too much about the story because it’s so thrilling to read through the secrets held within the pages. There were so many questions with a horde of answers and yet I’m still thinking about it and asking more questions.

THE IRON KING engaged my imagination. It's characters and story world is taken from A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. I loved the imagery, the Summer and Winter faery kingdoms and, of course, the new Iron kingdom. At first it was hard to accept the addition to the natural realms, a realm of machinery, but if you let the story carry you, there is much to the story to like.

RATING:

I give this book a 4: Very Good. I anticipate reading the next in the series to find out about this original idea of the Iron Kingdom.




RECOMMENDATIONS:

This is a great book for teens and adults alike who love fantasy and fairy/faery worlds. It is a good clean story. Only a few bad words interspersed throughout. There is intense scenes, but nothing gory.



More Books by Julie Kagawa:


The Iron Fae Series:

Book 1: THE IRON KING
     Novella: Winter's Passage
Book 2: THE IRON DAUGHTER
Book 3: THE IRON QUEEN
     Novella: Summer's Crossing
Book 4: THE IRON KNIGHT
     Novella: Iron's Prophecy
Book 5: THE LOST PRINCE
Book 6: THE IRON TRAITOR