Book: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
Book Info: Published by Harlequin Teen; 359 Pages; Paperback
Source: Library Book
Goodreads Summary: 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.
This is the 2nd book in The Iron Fey series, which I’ve recently decided to finish. I really liked it, and I liked it a lot more than I thought. It seems like I have really low expectations for sequels, but I was pleasantly surprised with it.
I really liked Meghan in this book, but Ash and Puck were annoying. I could understand Ash being a jerk, and while I felt *a little* bad for Puck…I don’t know. I just couldn’t like him. Iron Horse, though, was awesome! And I’m glad Grimalkin made random appearances throughout the book.
I loved seeing the Winter Court in more detail, and the Briars was equally cool. And the mansion of the Queen of Exiles was cool too, especially since Meghan comes across her mom’s 1st husband. The Between was certainly interesting, and I hope we get to see more of it.
This is such a creative series, and I can’t wait to read the next one. Especially with the way the book ended- it wasn’t what I was expecting, and I’m curious as to how the rest of the series will play out.
I give it a 4 out of 5. I love the idea of the Iron Fay, and that notable fairies are fairly integral to the story.