Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa (Review)

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

Published by: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
Date Released: August 1st, 2010
Provided By: Netgalley.com

Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron Fey, iron-bound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her. Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's alone in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart
My Review:
So this review is long over due! Long long over due. But here it is. Oh and I'm keeping it short to try and not give away spoilers.

Okay so first off OMG, this book is amazing. Seriously in my mind it's better than The Iron King! And that's saying something. I loved The Iron Daughter it has romance, fantasy, fights, practically anything you can come up with. Even another world! Julie has a wonderful world built and it's so creative I don't know how she thought of it in the first place.

Meghan in the story is amazing, seriously every thing she does has always amazed me. But this time running off with a certain someone and then being ditched. And not relying on anyone but Grimalkin, and a few others for support gives me even more respect for her. Even how she handles what happens in the end of this book (seriously if you haven't read it you need to now!).  Ash is Ash, really what more can I say. He's a prince of the rival court, I can't say more than that. But he's also the boy that I really love and wish Meghan in the end to accept. I'm not on any team except Grimalkin's, but if I really forced myself to chose it would be him. Puck, oh lordy, Puck after reading everything in The Iron King I really did not expect what happens with him in the novel. But that's all I'm going to say. Oh, except that I love Grimalkin he's a cat why can't I love him, plus he's sly and awesome.

Julie did an incredible job with The Iron Daughter and I can not wait for The Iron Queen coming out in Feb. 2011! I just can't wait any longer to see what happens to Ash, Meghan, Puck and Grimalkin. And watching Julie's Sim 3 versions of the characters makes me laugh every time she loads them up to her blog (see it here...). Oh and a love love the covers for this series, their beautiful!

About the Author:
Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel. 

When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a real job. 

To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dogtrainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full-time. 

Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and the latest addition, a hyper-active Papillon puppy. 

1 Loud Comments:

Amelia said...

glad you liked it Andrea! I have GOT to pick this up!!!

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