Published: February 1, 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.
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny- One she could never have imagined...
"Come on princess," Rob turned and beckoned me forward. His eyes glowed green in the darkness. "This is our ride. Your one-way ticket to the Nevernever." Chapter Four.
My one complaint: I felt a little left out because I did not have prior knowledge of fairies of Literature, nor of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. I felt as if I should have known who Oberon, Titania, and Puck were before I started to read The Iron King. If Kagawa had referenced characters from: Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet, I may have stood a chance. None the less, this is a minor detail, and after a quick jaunt over to Wikipedia, I was back on track.
In the end, The Iron King is a great book. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to be whisked away to a magical place. It's adventurous, romantic, and worth every second spent on reading. If the readers out there (especially teen/young adult women) are looking for a great read; and most importantly, a series they can follow and enjoy, pick up The Iron King!
I took a quarter off because of the Shakespeare references. I took another quarter off for some language throughout the book. I would have loved to have passed this on to my 13 year old niece. However, I do not feel as if the language is appropriate for her to read.
REMINDER: The sequel: The Iron Daughter hits shelves August 1, 2010. Mark your calendars!
Until next time!