Goodreads Summary: 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…
YEEEEESSSSS! This book was a crazy and explosive experience. One minute I’m jumping up and down and the other second I’m left breathless. After reading The Iron King, I’m exposed to a new world, which includes magical beings: fairies. When I first started reading, I was a little hesitant getting into books that include things like fairies, demons, and other magical creatures because I felt like most of them were either too boring or just plain weird. The Iron King was amazing. There’s action. There’s romance. There’s drama. I cannot wait until I read more of Julie Kagawa’s books. Props to Julie!
The protagonist in this novel is Meghan Chase, a socially-awkward country girl. She doesn’t have many friends. All she has is her longtime best friend, Robbie. She goes through high school hiding in the shadows until she discovers her little brother’s peculiar behavior. After he bites her on the leg, he disappears–without a trace. She is brought into a magical world that she never knew existed: Nevernever. She needs to save her little brother, while saving Nevernever that could fall into an inevitable doom.
I seriously LOVED The Iron King. Julie Kagawa writes in a style that is easy and refreshing to read. She doesn’t weigh you down with a whrlwind of information, rather, she slowly immerses the reader into her world, page after page. I absolutely loved Meghan. She was trong, independent, stubborn, and a total badass. This is the kind of character that you want to read about, the kind of character that you admire. Not to mention the absolutely compelling cast of supporting characters… Puck, Ash & Grimalkin. All of the characters were so relatable and complex. There aren’t many times that I find myself genuinely enjoying and being impressed by all the characters. There are usually one or two that really stand out, and the others fade in the background, that’s not the case with The Iron King. I urge you guys to read The Iron King and immerse yourself into the world of fairies.
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