Saturday, April 23, 2011
The Iron King by Julie Kawaga
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.
The Iron King is a fresh, delightful faery story that I was quite surprised to find myself sucked right into. Julie Kawaga has an original new take on the ever-popular topic of faeries, introducing the idea that the fey are born from the imagination and dreams of humans, whose belief allows them to survive in a wonderfully descriptive realm called the Nevernever. But with our rapidly progressing technological advances, a new kind of fey has been born, one created from the modern-day ideas and thoughts of twenty-first century humans. They are designed of iron, a substance usually deadly to normal fey. I found I thoroughly enjoyed this unusual twist in the story. Meghan is a amusing, strong narrator that kept me thinking what will happen next? each time I set the book down. The way the author describes all the characters, even the minor ones, made them feel very realistic to me, and a few of them were just laugh-out-loud hilarious. The mix of humor and suspense was
both fascinating and entertaining.
The Iron King is a book all faery lovers will definitely want to get their hands on. It is an entirely different, extremely satisfying, and subtlety romantic new series that readers will devour in a matter of days. I can't wait to get my hands on the next installment, The Iron Daughter!
Favorite Quote: "If the entire cheerleading squad turns into mice, Robin, I will be very upset with you. Mortal adolescents are blind and cruel. You know that. You mustn't take revenge, no matter how you feel about the girl. Especially now. There are more worrisome things on the move''.