Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Iron King

I have to say that the covers of the
series are absolutely breath taking and inviting.
Definitely one of my favorite cover arts.
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.

During the last decade supernatural characters and fanciful stories have become extremely popular in young adult fiction. Julie Kagawa’s series is named “The Iron Fey“. I have never read a book about faries so far. The author doesn’t just describe the incredible world of faries, but entwines it with modern society and its obsession of technology. It’s a little bit critical of our society, because as Kagawa writes, it’s true, that humanity is being replaced by practical thinking and fantasy is fading. Technology is taking over. The series has a beautiful webpage.

About the book:
What bothers me, and it’s about almost every young adult fiction book, is that the main character is almost always cute, young girl who is discovering the world and and proves the bullies and villains that she is capable of great actions. But why cannot the main character be a spoiled egocentric rich brat? It’d be much more interesting to read about their growth to become a more human and good-hearted person. Maybe it’s just my opinion, but there are too many stereotypical characters and I’d just like to read something different.
Actually, there is a character in this series, who is cold, distant and, to put it lightly, angry and who grows a lot troughout the series. I liked the ideas in this book, but I got tired while reading the description of the Nevernever. It was just too much and I could not concentrate enough on those minor details. The story itself was good, although, the beginning of it was a little slow.
Meghan seemed quite weak at first, but I guess everyone has a catalyst that pushes us to move quicker and think bigger. Meghan did everything to save her brother and she changed my opinion of her at the end.
Robbie is a character who thinks positively and makes jokes even about himself. Grimalkin and Robbie made me laugh the most. Puck, somehow, reminds me of Simon from TMI.
In conclusion, it’s a great series and although the first book was not that absorbing, it guided the reades to this amazing world of fairies and therefore there was a lot more descriptions instead of action, but I feel like it was a necessity. That's why the rating is like this. The next three were a lot better. Oh, and there are some unknown termins in the books and here is the place you can read about them.


All right.“ I took a deep breath as my stomach twisted wildly. Fred Flinstone.“    – made me laugh out loud for minutes, was very unexpected

Puck stepped forward.
Ladies and felines,“ he stated grandly, gasping the doorknob,“welcome to Tir Na Nog. Land of endless winter and shitloads of snow.“

Charming,“ Puck commented, gazing around in distaste. I love the barren, dead feel they’re going for. Who’s the gardener, I wonder? I’d love to get some tips.“

Oh, we’re playing nice now? Shall we have tea first? Brew up a nice pot of kiss-my-ass?“

Take another step and it will be your last.“

Book trailer. Rate: 2,5/5.

Reading order:
  1. "The Iron King"
  2. "The Iron Daughter"
  3. "The Iron Queen"
  4. "The Iron Knight"

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