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 am in love with this book. I adore stories about the fey, ever since reading Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series, and this new series by Julie Kagawa is another unique and intriguing take on the world of faeries.
The story follows the protagonist, Meghan, as she learns about her fey heritage and must make the choice to travel to the Nevernever to save her little brother who has been kidnapped and replaced by a faery changeling. Meghan is accompanied on her journey by Puck, the lovable trickster readers will remember from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Joining them is Grimalkin, a talking cat who has the indifference and sarcasm that all real-life cats seem to muster with a simple look. Add speech to the mannerisms of a cat and the result is perfection. The final companion on Meghan's journey is Ash, one of the princes of the Unseelie Court, the Court that is in direct opposition to Meghan's own.
Meghan's journey is not an easy one as danger seems to lurk around each and every corner. The pacing of this story is impeccable and you will find yourself unable to put the book down, dying to know what happens next. The twists and turns will keep you hooked, and the budding forbidden romance between Meghan and Ash will have you holding your breath, desperately hoping that they will give in to the feelings they are forming for one another.
One of my favorite parts of this story is the invention of the Iron Court. This is truly unique as we are aware from this story, and other fey stories, that iron is lethal to the fey. To have fey borne of human's attachment and passion for technological growth is such an interesting storyline. I am in awe of Julie Kagawa's creativity to meld this concept together with a traditional fey story.
I simply cannot wait to see what the next installment of this series, The Iron Daughter, has in store for us. The Iron King is an entertaining, compelling, and suspenseful story full of action, romance, and personal sacrifice and if the next installment is as good as the first, we readers are in for a real treat!
If you haven't picked up this book yet, what are you waiting for? Happy Reading! *XOXO*