Title: Iron King (Iron Fey #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pub Date: February 1, 2010
Rating: Get this book immediately and begin reading
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…My Thoughts:
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. -- Goodreads
I've been hearing so many good things about this series that I figured I'd better read it. I've only read a few faery novels and have liked them, but wasn't overly impressed with them. But The Iron King was amazing and definitely lived up to all my expectations.
I think the "I didn't know I was a faery" is a very popular story line right now, but Julie's was so different from the few others I've read. Especially because her story isn't all about the Sealie and Unsealie courts fighting, but about the new Iron Fey. This is far more than the average faery tale.
Meghan, Ash, Puck, and all the rest of the characters are interesting and not overly predictable. Of course, Ash is distant and mysterious since he's Meghan's enemy and love interest, but that's not all he is. There's more going on than just that. I really got into the book because the characters had something a little extra to them, even though they were predictable on the surface.
Julie's writing style is wonderful and I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the series.