Author: Julie Kagawa
Release Date: February 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: borrowed from Lexie
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…MY THOUGHTS:
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.
(summary taken from Goodreads)
Oh my gosh, this is definitely my newest favourite faery book!
I can't even tell you how much I adore Meghan! She's strong, hilarious, sweet, and so easy to relate to. Even in Julie Kagawa's mystical and beautiful faery world, the characters are so realistic and well-written that every scene paints a picture in my mind.
But one of the most interesting aspects of this story is the iron fey. Not only does it fit in perfectly with how the old blood faeries are weakened by iron, but it also parallels the real world and how people are obsessed with the progressing technology. Amazing isn't a strong enough word to describe it!
And let me say this without being maimed by Puck fans: I'm definitely Team Ash!
With excellent writing and a lovable cast, The Iron King definitely takes a spot on my list of recommended reading! Add this to your "To Be Read" pile if you haven't already!
BUY or BORROW?: Buy it! For sure, without a doubt, buy it :)