Saturday, July 17, 2010

My New Book Review is at Smexy Books-The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Todays review is Julie Kagawa's The Iron King and Winter's Passage

The Iron King (Book one in the Iron Fey series) by Julie Kagawa 
Meghan Chase has never felt like she belonged. Now on the eve of her 16th birthday she'll find out why. When her brother is kidnapped, Meghan is suddenly thrust into a world she never knew existed.  The world of Fairy. A world of filled with magic,intrigue, and death. She learns that although she is the Summer King's daughter  it Will afford her no protection or help in this turbulent world. As Meghan draws deeper into Fairy to find her brother she will have to trust her enemies to get her out alive.

The Iron King is a fantastical tale told through the eyes of 16 yr old Meghan Chase. Meghan is part fey though she doesn't know it. Only when her brother is taken does she realize that her entire life has been a lie. Now she must bury her fears & doubts and enter a world that doesn't want her.

Ms Kagawa takes A Midsummer's Night Dream, adds a modern twist, and continues the tale. Astounding world building gives us a dark haunting world that is an interesting mix of new,old and futuristic themes. As Meghan tries to accept she is the Summer King's daughter, she must also deal with the cold and inhuman like aspect of the fey.  She is given knowledge in true fey fashion, half truths and riddles, and makes many mistakes this new and dangerous world.  

Winter’s Passage (Book 1.5 in the Iron Fey series) by Julie Kagawa Meghan Chase has saved her brother and returned home. But now she must honor her contract with Ash, the Winter Prince.

In The Iron King Meghan promised that she would accompany Ash to the Winter Court if he helped her find and recover her brother. When Ash comes for her she goes willingly but has a request. She wants to see Puck first.  As Meghan and Ash begin their journey, something dangerous hunts them. Something that has no intention of allowing Meghan go anywhere.
In this brief but enchanting novella, we are given a bridge between The Iron Kingand The Iron Daughter. Meghan and Ash have survived the Iron Court, killed the Iron King, and got Ethan back safe and sound. But the contract she made with Ash is binding so she prepares to follow her love into the Winter Court. 

Read the rest of my reviews at Smexy Books.

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