Pub. Date: February 2010
Format: Paperback, 368pp
Age Range: Young Adult
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.
Poor Meghan shipped off to the backwoods of a small town after her father disappeared. She’s not the most popular girl at school but when she’s with her best friend Robbie, the laughs come out. I don’t know how many times I laughed throughout this book. Kagawa’s writing has plenty of humorous dialogue that will have you eating up the pages for more hilarious moments with Meghan and Robbie.
With danger at every turn, The Iron King had me anticipating every heart pounding moment. I loved the twist with the characters from A Midsummer Night's Dream. The faeries were frightening and I couldn’t help but root for Meghan along the way in her journey to get her brother back. The Iron King had so many fantastic characters and among my favorites besides Meghan and Robbie was Grimalkin. Julie managed to capture the essence of what a cat would be like then tacked on spunk and wit to create this awesome character.
The Iron King is a great start to an exciting series with a great cast of characters, romance, and a fast-paced plot with a whirlwind of danger and intrigue that will keep you turning the pages right down to the very last one. I couldn’t get enough of The Iron King and I can’t wait until the sequel, The Iron Daughter hit shelves in August 2010. Readers of all ages will get a kick out of Nevernever land, an exciting and dangerously intoxicating world of faeries.
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars