By: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen (February 2010)
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.
I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of this amazing debut novel. To say that this is a new addition to my favorites list would be an understatement. The Iron King is unlike anything else that I have read. I truthfully found myself questioning the book in the first couple chapters because of the amount of fantastical components, but then found myself over a hundred pages in and addicted to the story. Kagawa has created a incredible mystical world that forces even the most conservative readers to use their imagination; bringing them into Meghan Chases world without any effort.
I love all of the character of this story; which was not anticipated as the cast list of the story grew so long. My heart would break with Meghan when a character would leave or get lost in the journey. I found myself on a roller coaster of emotions with her as the story progressed, and was unable to put the book down wanting to know what would happen next. My favorite aspect of this book would have to be the forbidden relationship. I can not wait to see the outcome of Ash and Meghan. I was addicted to the hard core character of Ash from the first introduction. I think this series holds much more to come by way of character and turmoil. Meghan and Robbie relationship is one that also holds much of my interest, and I hope and pray that we have not seen the last of this character.
Readers will not find this story lacking with the action packed progression that The Iron King takes you will find yourself zipping this this book. Just when I thought that I would have a minute to breath and relax with the characters; something big was just around the corner. I loved the many open ended conflicts through out this book; I believe Kagawa has a well laid plan and that many things we have not seen the end of. This was a very well crafted book that I see promising a incredible series of books to come. You will not be wasting your time on this book, and it was be a great loss not to read. Make sure this book is on your list.