Thursday, February 24, 2011

Review of The Iron King by Julie Kagawa and Giveaway

Release Date: Feb. 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 363 pages
Genre: Fey, Paranormal
Rating: 4.5 stars
Source: Purchased
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.
Review:  I can’t believe I waited so long to read this book! The Iron King is a perfect combination of a traditional fairy tale and paranormal steam punk novel. It feels like Julie Kagawa drew the novel’s elements from other beloved pieces of literature like Alice in Wonderland and a Midsummer Night’s Dream to create the characters and the fey world and it really works.

Megan, just turning 16, started out a bit whiny but I loved how her character matured as the book progressed. She grows so much and you got to love a girl who would do anything to save her little brother. There is the beginning of a love triangle which I normally don’t like, but it works in this book. I really like both Puck and Ash, but I seem to leaning towards Team Ash right now-love the whole forbidden love element of their story! The secondary characters that Megan meets while on her journey through the fey world are so interesting and funny. I especially like Gimalkin, the talking cat.
This book is action packed with the perfect amount of romantic tension to keep you turning pages. I cannot wait to read the other books in this series!
Content: Language (including one use of the f-bomb) violence, a character is almost raped (but thankfully is not).
Here is your chance to win my copy of this book. This is my first giveaway so I am going to keep it simple, my only requirement is that you are a follower to enter. The giveaway ends on March 18. US addresses only (sorry!). Good luck and thanks for entering!


Sarah Lydia said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't yet read this one but i've been looking forward to :)

Aleeza said...

i read this one a while back--LOVED it. great review! :)

Awesomesauce Book Club said...

This is the only one I own. So I will not be entering, but I will repost on twitter and my book club. I really like this series. I need to read the 3rd one.

Sniffly Kitty said...

Thanks for the giveaway ^.^

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Logan E. Turner said...

I haven't read this one yet, so thanks for the giveaway! Glad you liked it.

Book Flame said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway

Krystal said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I've heard great things about this book, but haven't read it myself.
Great review and I'm a new follower!

DJL said...

Yay, new follower 100 here (I think)! This is an awesome giveaway for an awesome book. Thank you so much for having this giveaway! :)

Happy reading!



the Vintage Bookworm said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a new follower. :)

Lisa said...

Great review! I'm not too lucky, so I'll be surprised if I win- but it's always great to find a new YA blogger!


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