Book Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

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Synopsis: 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.

Publication Date: January 19th, 2010

Series: The Iron Fey (#1)

Rating: Image result for 2 out of 5 blacks starsBooks I Read This Month

My Review:

Stupid me really realized that ebooks actually exist even though I used it a few times. This book was on my TBR for about two years because I went through a fey thing a few years back for some odd reason, this was before I even knew who Sarah J. Maas is. I’m pretty sure it was that pretty cover that drew me in, because now that I read it. I’m really trying to think what I was comprehending back then.

This book was a mess actually. There were very little things that I know I liked throughout the novel and me realizing how much I actually loved-A Midsummer’s Night Dream, even though I have not read the book, I was in the play a few years back. I liked the fact that this was a retelling of that, but it could have been a little better.

I knew this book wasn’t going to be for me after reading the first few pages, because of how whiny Meghan actually is. I really wanted to slap her because she was complaining about not having the right cereal, or a pair of jeans. Meghan was quite whiny, stupid, and possibly very reckless because she does things even though she was told too, also I really realized. About the entire situation could have been solved if she even listened to Puck’s advice and did the easy way.

I’m sorry, but if one of my little sisters went missing and there was a changling in its place, I would not want to venture into Nevernever (Not kidding about that name…). I would get the thing and cook it alive and wait to get my parents back. The whole thing could have been avoided if she listened to Puck’s advice, but no.

Puck has been officially demoted to my least favorite character. I loved him in A Midsummer’s Night Dream, but he really never really acted like himself in this book. The characters kinda didn’t really seem like they were back then. Ash and Puck actually deserve better than Meghan, just saying.


Recommendable: Nah

I don’t this book was such a grand book as much as I hoped. It was a little more of a mess especially ripping a lot of fascinating characters from A Midsummer’s Night Dream and turn them into ooc, because Puck never would have acted like that.

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