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Monday, 13 August 2012

Review: The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa!

To save me time I am going to do all of The Iron Fey series together as one post.

Publication date: The Iron King - 1st February 2011
                                The Iron Daughter - 1st August 2010
                                The Iron Queen - 25rd January 2011
                                The Iron Knight - 26th october 2011
Paperback edition: The Iron King - 363 pages
                                    The Iron Daughter - 359 pages
                                    The Iron Queen -  358 pages
                                    The Iron Knight -  394 pages
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: The Iron King - 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.

                 The Iron Daughter - 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.                  
                 The Iron Queen - My name is Meghan Chase.

I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.

This time, there will be no turning back.                                                            

             The Iron Knight - Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.

Unless he can earn a soul.

To cold, emotionless faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl— smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end— a quest to find a way to honor his solemn vow to stand by Meghan’s side.

To survive in the Iron realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.

And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Favourite Quote: “You're here,' I murmured, reaching out to touch him, hardly believing this was real. 'You came back.' Ash's breath hitched, and he put his hand over mine.
'I came home.”

These books blew my mind! They were the first fey books that I actually enjoyed! These books revolve around Meghan Chase as she learns that her life isn't really what she thought it was! Meghan was a determined girl who had just been thrown into a world that she didn't even know existed and she has to fight against an Iron King, goblins and the ocassional fey!Meghan was also such a strong character and she grew so much through these books that she was not the same girl that we met at the beginning of The Iron King! Ash was drool worthy and Puck had some of the funniest lines! There is a love triangle which spans for all of these books but does slow down in the third book! Ash and Puck were the love interests of Meghan and they both cared for her so much and they were both also very protective of her! I have to say that I did actually enjoy the love triangle in this series as Meghan didn't use both boys to get what she wanted! I also liked that The Iron Knight was told from Ash's point of view as it was so good to see into Ash's head and see his emotions and how determined he was to become human so that he could be with Meghan! I thought Puck was so funny and that he added a lot to these stories! Meghan goes through such an amazing journey and at the end of The Iron Knight and I actually had to slow down as I nearly cried! I thought that Julie Kagawa really pushed the characters and came up with such an amazing series and I can honestly reread these books over and over again and still love them. I have read The Lost Prince which is Ethan's story and I am so excited to see where his series leads too!

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