Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa Review

 Meghan Chase has never fit in at her small-town high school, and now, on the eve of her 16th birthday, she discovers why. When her half brother is kidnapped, Meghan is drawn into a fantastical world she never imagined--the world of Faery, where anything you see may try to eat you, and Meghan is the daughter of the summer faery king. Now she will journey into the depths of Faery to face an unknown enemy . . . and beg the help of a winter prince who might as soon kill her as let her touch his icy heart. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series.

The Iron King is most certainly an enchanting book because it just blew me away! Julie's writing just pulls the reader in from the very first words and off the reader goes into the Nevernever with Meghan, the hilarious Puck, the ever witty cat, Grim, and that delicious Prince Ash. The way Julie describes this amazing world she re-invented is so... brilliant. I could practically feel, smell, hear and see the way Meghan saw it. The characters are very enjoyable to read about and the plot was such a page turner! Before I knew it, I already finished the book! The ending was good enough to quench my thirst of satisfaction. Its sequel, The Iron Daughter, is already out which I do plan to buy VERY soon.

Characters: 5/5 
Plot: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Ending: 5/5

Final Verdict: 5 out of 5 Stars 


  1. I've been wanting to read this for a while now. Will have to move it up the TBR list!

  2. I just checked this out of the library. Looking forward to reading it.

  3. Coming from Saturday Situation :) I also reviewed The Iron King! As well as Winter's Passage and The Iron Daughter :)

    I agree with it being enchanting. Very, actually. This series is my first faerie series and even though I didn't like faeries before reading this, I was instantly drawn to the world of Nevernever. It's a really great read :) if you want to read Winter's Passage, it's available on NetGalley :)

  4. Wow. I've had this book and the next in the series on my TBR for some time. Sounds like I need to buckle down and start reading!

    Here from the Saturday Situation.

  5. Oh, Grim is such an awesome addition to the book-- and Ash, oh Ash, aren't you my type? :)
    I loved this one too- thanks for the review.

    Visiting from Saturday Situation!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog