Book Review: Iron Fey #1: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar

(Iron Fey #1)

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.

***** ***** *****

I licked my lips and whispered, ‘Is this where you say you’ll kill me?’

One corner of his lips curled. ‘If you like,’ he murmured, a flicker of amusement finally crossing his face. ‘Though it’s gotten far too interesting for that.’

i’m hooked. willingly, gloriously hooked.

having read the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr (and i did not enjoy the finale), i was dying to find another fey series that will be to my satisfaction.

The Iron Fey series did just that, and made an addict out of me. Seriously, all the books are unputdownable (is that even a word?).

So, after learning that she’s a half-faery (a princess, no less), Meghan has no choice but to go to the faery world, Neverland. when she was thrown in the midst of war and politics, all she wanted to do was go home and forget everything. But that’s not going to happen. especial if the youngest winter prince is out to kill her.

fast-paced. humorous. adventurous.

Meghan is whiny but forgivable. Puck is delightful but negligible (sorry, Team Puck!). Ash…

Ash. Ash. Ash. what can i say? i love him. the prince who can defend himself in combat. the prince who once defy the rule by befriending a summer fey but got hurt instead. the prince who did everything right but cannot save himself from the fall that is Meghan. of all the characters, i connected with him the most. he’s… i dunno, real?

Grimalkin is hilarious! sometimes indifferent. sometimes cruel. other times he’s just plain funny.

but my fave character is Machina. he’s intriguing. i’m attracted to his character even if he’s the villain.

Their adventure is amazing! My fave scene is the part where Meghan made a deal with the Oracle. i can feel her desperation. but’s there’s nothing she can do. what’s done is done.

the only thing i hate about the book is Puck’s constant endearment to Meghan as Princess. it gets sappy and overused.

Looking for a new fey series to dwell upon? READ this. you’ll definitely lose yourself in Neverland. and i mean that in a good way.

Careful human. Do not lose your heart to a faery prince. It never ends well.



.: maria :.

“giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”


3 thoughts on “Book Review: Iron Fey #1: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

  1. Hey.. good review.. does this series have a love triangle in it… coz im not a big fan of it.. and i was planning to read this… ??

    • Thanks, Ayumi 🙂 yes there is a love triangle but it won’t annoy you (am not a big fan of that myself). Give Iron King a try, and decide if you still want to read the next book. This is a great story, hope you don’t pass on it. 🙂

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