Monday, February 14, 2011

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

Grade: A+

Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.

Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

Character Development: 8/10
Originality: 9/10
Overall Enjoyment: 10/ 10
Ending: 8/10
Voice: 9/10
Plot: 9/10
Setting: 10/10
Total Score: 63/ 70

Obtained: Bought

Age Appropriate? PG13
Language: Some cursing
Drugs, Alcohol, Etc.: None
Sexual Content: None
Disturbing Images/ Violence: Just typical crazy fairy fighting, blood, psycho power-seeking people, and boogie monsters. :)

I am officially thoroughly excited about this series. It has progressed so much since the last one. The characters (who were awesome in the first book) are even more amazing now. The world, so absolutely imaginative, seems to pluck me right out of my day to day life and toss me into the whirlwind of Faery.

The Iron Daughter has all the same fantastic elements as The Iron King, but with a lot more drama thrown in, keeping things interesting and tense. Meghan's romance troubles are as abundant as always, the love triangle getting even more tightly wound. The enmity between the Summer and Winter courts reaches its breaking point and the Fey world is upended. And then there' the brooding Winter Prince's whacked up familial issues... Seriously messed up, dude.

Let's talk about Meghan. She's a heroine in the best of ways. She's brave, loyal, and has some spunk, but she's also emotional (as, let's face it... girls tend to be). She cries when she feels heartbroken, she weeps over the loss of a friend, and she follows her heart wherever it leads her. Her voice carries the story along wonderfully.

All the characters have very distinct and differing speech patterns, adding so much to the reader's understanding of their personalities. Which is a quality that I just love a lot.

Ash and Puck. Should I get into this? No, I probably shouldn't get into this. It is what it is. So... Ash and Puck... make of that what you will.

There are still debts to be paid and duels to be fought in this whizzing fantasy. I am so looking forward to the next installment!


1 comment:

  1. I love this series. I've just finished The Iron Daughter, and I'm about to start the Iron Queen. I'm so addicted right now!


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