Book Reviews

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa book review.

So this is the other book that I need to review… after that I’m back in track!



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 fitted in at school… or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar and her little brother is taken, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.

She could never have guessed the truth. Meghan is the daughter of a faery king and a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will have to choose between a normal life and her magical destiny – and between her best friend and a darkly dangerous prince.

It’s time for Meghan to enter the faery world…

I love anything to do with fairies and this book was a whole new take on the fairy culture.

You have the main fairy characters: Oberon, Titiana, Mabs, Puck etc and then you have Meghan a human girl who thinks the only thing she has to worry about is surviving high school and fitting in at home.

Meghan’s only friend at school is Robbie Goodfellow and you find out that he is the infamous Puck whose in the human world to protect Meghan and to stop her from seeing the glamour of the fairy world.

But when her brother is kidnapped by the said fairies Meghan’s whole world is turned upside down and she remarks on an epic adventure to track him down.

Of course she is a fairy princess as she is Oberon’s daughter and while at the Seelie court she attends a ball and dances with the Unseelie prince Ash. You can tell straight away that the pair have fallen for each other but ops rules stand: Summer and Winter share many things, but love is not one of them.

She agrees to help Meghan and Puck find her brother.
During there fine searching the Nevernever they come across the Iron Fay. And this is what I really enjoyed.
The Iron Fey are born from the humans reliability on technology and because of the inspiration of building new and exciting things the Iron Fey was born.

Iron is of course dangerous to Fairies and can eventually kill them but not Meghan. She is only half fey herself so Iron doesn’t affect her.

Puck is injured during a fight and he has to stay in an enchanted forest to heal. But for how long remains.

Meghan and Ash carry on their journey and its clear that their feelings for each other have grown. They do have a kissing scene when Ash believes he’s lost her and of course Ash shows his true self by letting Meghan see beyond the glamour and his dark nature. When you learn Ash’a story you can see why he’s like he is.

Meghan eventually has to face the Iron King alone when Ash sacrifices himself for her. With her heart broken Meghan continues alone to face the Iron King Machina and get her brother back.

Of course Ash isn’t dead like she thought and is tied up in Iron which has made him weak and no good to fight but he stands beside her.

There’s a battle with them and the creepy Iron King and his minions and Meghan manages to get her brother back.

They return home where the fairy changelling in her brothers place finally goes back to his normal realm.

Meghan however cannot stat at home as she made a contract with Ash and she just return to the Unseelie court with him.

Okay so I did really enjoy this book and I was fed up of reading negative comments about it. Here’s something you haters should know… if you didn’t like the first book then why did you carry on with the series and also those people who are saying its unrealistic that ancient Fey’s like Ash and Puck would fall for a human well here’s something for you… Its meant to take us away from the normalities of life and make us believe that ancient Fey can fall for humans. This is why we fall in love with books. The whole fantasy and love aspect is what draws us and makes us want to live in that world for a while. For a lover of all things Fairy I really enjoyed this book and thought it was a brilliant take on the Fairy genre.

Julie Kagawa is a brilliant writer and she makes you believe in this characters and whisks you away to places where cats talk to you and Iron fey reside and there are trods to other worlds.

I really really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

Also this is one of a few books where I am in love with both of the love interests. I’d have a hard time choosing myself!

4 out 5


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