Book Review- The Iron King

Wednesday, 1 August 2012
Title: The Iron King
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publication Date: February 1st 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen (US)
Pages: 363
Series: The Iron Fey #1
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance

Rating: 3/5

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.- Goodreads

My Thoughts

I feel a bit undecided about this book as there were parts of it that I liked but parts that frustrated me .

Plot: 3/5

The plot is slightly different to your normal YA books at the moment with the involvement of Fey in the story but it still wasn't amazing. At times the plot moved quickly and was exciting but at times it moved slowly and was full of details that didn't seem necessary to the story. Also I feel there are the beginnings of a love triangle in this series which is a theme in YA that is getting old now.

Characters: 2/5

The main character Meghan is another frustrating female protagonist who spends most of her time needing to be saved by "her knight in shining armour", (the males in the novel). This is a boring character trait that a lot of YA main characters have that I find very annoying. Meghan also spends a lot of the start of the novel whining about things which makes her a bit unlikeable. The two males are a bit two dimensional and we don't know very much about them at this time.

Overall: 3/5

This is an alright YA novel which is based around an interesting idea but which doesn't quite deliver as much as you hope it would. Overall worth a read but I don't think I will bother continuing the series.


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