The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
Released Date: August 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: Paperback (359 pages)
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Iron Fey #2
Author Website: http://www.juliekagawa.com/
Overall Rating: (5 out of 5 stars)
Description: 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.
"If you are going to do that, would you mind not jostling the bed so much?' came a sarcastic voice near the head board. 'Perhaps you could roll around on the floor."
"How is Oberon these days? Still being henpecked by that basilisk of a wife?"
"From the moment you stepped into the nevernever, you've been my undoing. I should never have agreed to that contract."
"..we could've had something perfect, but it just wasn't meant to be."
My Musings: Another masterpiece by Julie Kagawa. I just gush in ecstasy over her amazing writing. It is very fluid and easy to get into. I hope to one day meet her. To me laughter is a key to a good book in my opinion, and she delivers that to me with each book that I read.
Lets first start out that I love Meghan Chase. She is definitely a herione to look up to. Being a victim is not in the cards for her and I love the passion she haves for the ones that she loves. It was fun to see her in this book in new environments, such as, the Winter Court (a.k.a. Unseelie Court) which is vastly different than the Summer Court (a.k.a. Seelie Court). We can an upclose and personal view of Mab the Unseelie Queen and her horrible personality (which is quite fun).
Fans of the Meghan-Ash-Puck love triangle will not be disappointed in this book. There are alot of sweet and heart breaking moments for the two leading men. It is only at the end will there be some kind of conclusion (*wink *wink).
The Iron Fey continue to play a pivotle role in the growing war between the courts, but some are not as bad as you think. Alliances will change with many surprises.
I can't wait to read the next one, which is patiently sitting in my bookshelf ready to be dived into. Until, next time...Happy Reading!!!!
Cover Art: This series has the most beautiful covers. It also helps that this one is in purple, which such a pretty color. I love how they kept the same model as the first, and she really makes the front shine!!!
The Iron King
The Iron Daughter
The Iron Queen
The Iron Knight