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Saturday, 14 August 2010

Review: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Iron Daghter
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: #2Pages: 304
Publisher: Harlequin
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publish Date: August 01, 2010.
Rating: .7
Cover Rating:

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, iron-bound 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 alone 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.

Taschima's POV:

This book started out with Meghan in the Winter court. Held "prisoner" by the Winter Queen and with no one to turn to Meghan is feeling a bit depressed. Ash won't even look at her. Puck is in some tree trying to come back to life. Her other friends, if you can call them friends, are nowhere to be found, and her father hasn't even popped in to say hi. At least her younger brother Ethan is back safe and sound in their home. A home which is very far away from where she is, a home she doesn't even know if she'll ever go back to, a home that might not even remember her by the time she is able to escape... But as these thoughts are circling Meghan's mind something even worse and more sinister is happening in the background. Betrayal, love, sadness, war...The Iron Fey are ready to conquer.

I liked the Iron Daughter the same as I liked the Iron King. It has every single element I loved in it's previous installment, but in this one you get a closer look into the romance part of the story. Which is not bad because for me it didn't overpower the action.

This time the quest if different though. Someone stole Winter's turn and that is screwing up with everything in both the real world and fairy world. And of course it falls in our heroines head to found the fricking thing because everybody else is too fricking blind!

War is so close you could smell it burn.
Love so far away, it's fiery ember has left the premises
and all you can feel is the cold.

The characters are a blast as always. Meghan may be a bit more sad than in the Iron King but it's understandable. Ash is as cold and sexy as always -oh and you get character development!!! Loved seeing the other side of the Ash coin. And Puck is a bit more daring if that is even possible. You also get some old enemies and old fre-nemies in the mix, which always turns out to be a blast.

Thing is, with everything that happened in this book, I really don't want to wait till The Iron Queen comes about. Sure most of the "twists" in this novel I could smell a mile away, but when you have read as much as we have is very hard to surprise us. Leaving out the element of surprise the twists are good enough that I will purchase the next book to this series in a heart beat if possible.

PS; I did not read the novella between The Iron King and The Iron Daughter called The Winter Passage, so don't be afraid if you haven't read it and want to go right ahead and read this one. It is not a requirement to read TWP since Julie Kagawa does a great job of basically summarizing what happens in that novella in this book.


  1. I am a little confused. The review is obviously for the Iron Daughter but the information next to the cover image is not...

  2. Gosh, I haven't been here a while! I *love love LOVE* your header - so pretty :)

    This review makes me want to read the 1st book already - I haven't gotten around to it, but so far everyone has been saying good things!

    Did you read her novella too? I forget what it's called.

  3. @Arec Hehe I always do that!! Always forget. Thanks for pointing it out!!

  4. I love this series!! Even though me and Mr. Shakespere don't really understand each other... :/ I finished this book in less than a day and the only issue I had with it was the names!

    P.s. I did read the novella and it really did add some insight to the book! Plus it was a fun read, if you have the chance I recomend you read it!

  5. I'm looking forward to this even if I still have slight reservations. I hope Puck has more screen time in this book.

  6. I'm passing on the 'Versatile Blogger' award to you and your site!

    ~Brooke, Brooke's Box of Books

  7. Great review. Thanks for sharing! Team Ash!

  8. I totally agree! The romance really revved up in this one without overpowering the action - which is a must in order for me to really LOVE a book. It's a delicate balance. And it was so great seeing more development in Ash! I'm still Team Puck, but I definitely did some swooning for Ash in this one!


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