Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Review: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

Meghan Chase, half faery princess, half human, now resides as prisoner to the Winter Fey.  After defeating the Iron King she returned with the Winter Prince, Ash, as his prisoner as promised.  All dreams of Ash loving her have vanished as his icy cold treatment and words cut through her heart.  Relations between the Summer and Winter fey are strained and there is talk of war.  Meghan knows that the real threat comes from the Iron fey but nobody believes her.  And worse, she can’t do much about it because her powers have been cut off and she has no idea who to trust anymore.

I was excited to read this book.  I’ve read so many reviews of people loving this series and the word is that every book gets better.  I would have to agree that this book was even better than the first one.  It is pretty predictable as far as plots go, and it has the classic love triangle but if you just read it to enjoy a romp through fairy land with a half-human girl and two hunky fey boys, you are in for a fun read.  I must admit that one of my favorite things in the book are the swirly vines at the beginning of each chapter.  Thorns?  No thorns?  Hummm.  I love the fast pace of the books that never leave me bored.  It’s time to get some good love resolution though.  I’m hoping I find that in the next book!  Am I going to get it?!

My one complaint is the language in the book.  It’s just too much for me.  boo hoo.


  1. I have also read a lot of great reviews of this series! It is on my TBR list, I hope I can get to it soon.

  2. Oh my! I just finished reading The Iron Queen a few days ago. I thought The Iron DAughter was amazing and at the time it blew me away but wow The Iron Queen was twice as good.

    I don't really mind the language. I actually really like it, it cracks me up half the time and then whenever Ash is talking makes me swoon a bit :P

  3. I haven't started this series yet. I have the first one and was waiting to get the rest to start it. I'm really looking forward to reading it.

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  4. I enjoyed this series a lot. I found that the use of Iron Fey was really clever.

  5. I think faerie books just aren't my thing. I read Wondrous Strange and it was ... OK. I got about 1/3 through this book and set it down. I got only a few pages into Wicked Lovely and quit... Sigh.

    I hear such awesome things about this series, though, that I may need to give it another go.

  6. I LOVED this book! The iron kind is awesome too,

  7. I've also heard a lot of great things about this book and series. The books are on my wish list. I'll be interested to see what "language" you're talking about but I do love page turners.

  8. I have heard good things about this series and hope to get a chance to read it. Why do so many authors think strong language helps a book?

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