Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

(Click here for the synopsis)

I was very ecstatic to read The Iron King and I wasted no time devouring it. The Iron King was an amazing book. I was reading so many good reviews about it that I went searching for it. Though I couldn't find a copy I was fortunate enough to have won a copy of both Iron Fey novels. Julie Kagawa is an amazing woman. Her personality is very subtle and she's very funny. Reading The Iron King was an amazing experience. Julie Kagawa has the ability to take you to another world; a world filled with faeries and such. I loved the way detailed her surroundings but also kept it very minimal. Though, I did sort of dislike Meghan a bit because she was practically throwing herself at Ash but we're all good now. I realize that my favorite character is not Ash (I know, I'm freaking out too) but Grimalkin. There's something about that little furball that amuses me. I love the way he acts bored all the time and the fact that he's a talking cat makes plus points with me! I liked Puck too because he had the power to make every tense mood turn into a lighter one. And I love his sarcasm. I loved Ash his brooding character was very sexy. I loved him~ But he's very, very cold. And then there's Meghan, I didn't really like get that much because I found her a bit naive and slightly gullible. But I know she has good intentions which made me tolerate her. Just reading the first few pages, you'll already know it's an amazing book. This book is easily my second most favorite book of all time (my first is Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr.) Julie Kagawa is an amazing writer who leaves you anticipating her characters' next move. I can't wait to read The Iron Queen! I can't believe I-- we have to wait until next year to read it!


Hugs and cookies,


  1. Stories about the fae falling in love with humans fascinate me. This fascination became intense when I discovered fan fiction about the movie Labyrinth. Are you familiar with it? A 14-year-old girl wishes her baby brother away to the Goblin King. She regrets it but must solve the mystery of the GK's Labyrinth to get her baby brother back. The movie was marketed for kids, but if you examine it critically you will see that there is actually an elaborate courtship ritual going on.

    Anyway, I've seen good reviews of Kagawa's books around. Your review may just make me give in and get the series.

    1. I have watched that movie! It was really good! Pretty creepy but the imagery was amazing. Trust me, you NEED to read this series. It is SO good. :)

  2. I didn't like this book that much, I'm hoping that I will enjoy Iron Daughter more.

    1. Aww. :( I do hope The Iron Daughter will appeal to you more.