AWE! Cute read!! I love the ending! :D I was SO excited when Julie announced she was going to release a Valentine's day short! Considering this series...moreAWE! Cute read!! I love the ending! :D I was SO excited when Julie announced she was going to release a Valentine's day short! Considering this series is my favorite OF ALL TIME! It never ceases to amaze me!! <3(less)
Originally posted at: http://girlzandtheirbooks.blogspot.co... Ok so, first thought after reading this....WOW! Ya, that's how great this book was! Hone...moreOriginally posted at: http://girlzandtheirbooks.blogspot.co... Ok so, first thought after reading this....WOW! Ya, that's how great this book was! Honestly...the first was good but this one...this one was GREAT!! It literally blew my mind! This review is going to be quick cus I don't have enough words to do this book justice! I have only really cried over one book and one book only (Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa) but this book is my second! I bawled! And I bawled! And I BAWLED!!!! no joke I went to sleep crying and awoke to finish and guess what!? I CRIED!! Really the only way to describe this book is it is magically beautiful! Man does Miss Isaacs know how to write!
I started this book and then left it to read something else...BIG MISTAKE! It's not that the beginning wasn't interesting I just at the time had to want to read off of my ipod. I would rather have the book....then I decided I owed Miss Isaacs a review.....guess what happened!? I was enthralled! I literally couldn't stop reading! It had me so hooked I read where ever I went! Even when it needed charge I would sit down and read from it's docking station. Again...wow..ya guys...I'm at a loss for words! Seriously! two paragraphs is all I have typed!!????? Dang!
Ok so you guys! The characters..the world.....the morals and kinsmen! The magic qualities...the love...the peace....it's all so descriptive so wonderfully! You literally feel like you are there! The beginning was so cute and goody-feeling! The middle....*sniffles* the middle I think was my best part! Elizabet did such a great job at building the climax! Literally she was such a genius with every line! Every word! Then the ending!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really REALLY need that third book.
~*My Rate*~ 5/5 wonderful stars!! It deserved it!!! Maybe even more!
You all NEED this book! Seriously! I am NOT joking! You will sooo not be dissapointed! Go get the first and then the second! This is one serious you don't want to miss!!
***~Also! Click the link to win an e-book copy of THE LIGHT OF ASTERIA!! The giveaway sheet is at the bottom! :D
So here's another "haven't read a book like this yet" book. It's true. I have never read an elf book. I have read about the fey but not the elves. Miss Isaacs brings a whole new realm, story and imagination to the world of Young Adult readers. The world of Kailmeyra is beautiful! And so is Elizabeth Isaacs writing style and imagination!
At first I felt that the relationship between Gavin and Nora moved a little to fast for my liking but at the same time....time skipped pretty fast in the beginning. With saying that.....It was for the best. After the beginning pushed along it reached it's breaking point and the book exploded in wonderfulness! :D
Here I am talking about fast pace and....my review is going to be fast paced. Sorry there is just so much to say that my review is going to be short little paragraphs than usual! Hehe ^_^ It is also not going to be very gushy fan girl either...but don't take that in a bad way. I just feel that like the book it needs to be relaxed and filled with emotions. :)
I loved Edna!! She was the cutest role model in the whole entire world!! And her story...*sniffle sniffle* Sigh....that was sooo touching! Oh dear Michael! AH! That story KILLED me!!! It was adorable, heart-wrenching, inspirational, cute, loving, *sigh* and SO much more! (haha if only you could see my facial expressions while writing this!) (they are good facial expressions just funny btw!)
The ethics and morals of the Kailmeyrans (idk if that is what you would call them lol) are also very touching. I don't think I have read a book with such good moral ethics! It is truly inspirational!The whole thing with the marriage and the clasp on the guys ankle melted me! It was the CUTEST thing I have read!!! I couldn't help but smile! :) *sighs* yepp! Very very cute!!!!
Gavin! Awe Gavin is also very different from all the boys I have read about! He is so kind, understanding, and loving! His and Nora's relationship is one in a million! There whole emotional connection...the way Nora is connected to Gavin...the way she can feel his emotions like they are her own.....his ability to absorb her energy and feed of of it in the most intimate and loving way.....*sigh* this book makes me want to always feel this peaceful.
This whole book is about the peace on feels and I love it! :D Ooooo should I even mention the end!!!?? Haha well I guess it's too late hah? The Dolkamar (I really hope I spelt that right! if not I am soooo sorry!) :/ and the way they became them is terrifying! And eep! That was....I just....Sorry I can't say...you NEED to read it! Poor poor.....******* I felt bad for her but at the same time I had goosebumps and was screaming NO! NO! NO!!!!!!! That can't happen! Get over it! I know it hurts but no! You just can't!!!
Ok now for the best part....***Spoiler!!!!
The wedding! That was probably the best wedding I have ever read! I think it even tops Edward and Bella's! Ya, that's how amazing it was!
******End of Spoiler!!!!
Seriously you guys! I have like no more words besides the ones I have just typed. I loved the book very much! There are no other words to describe it but "beautiful". It truly was...this book was beautiful in every way! *tears up*
~~~~~*~Final Say So~*~~~~~
This book was great in all different aspects! You need to read this when you get the chance. It will effect you in so many different ways that you will just feel so great and fluffy inside! ;) No really it will make you feel good! :) After reading it I knew I had to read the second! I definitely recommend it to all who are looking for something new and fresh to read! (less)
Originally posted at: http://girlzandtheirbooks.blogspot.co... I loved this short novella! It takes place right after the first book giving you an insi...moreOriginally posted at: http://girlzandtheirbooks.blogspot.co... I loved this short novella! It takes place right after the first book giving you an insight on what happened on their trip to the winter court. Their journey has been pretty smooth sailling except for Meghan's effect to the coldness there but other than that it was pretty good that is until the Big Bad Wolf shows up, literally. You know the one who stalked little Red Riding Hood, the immortal one? Ya that one. He was sent by King Oberon to save Meghan from Ash. Ash and him get into a bloody battle...bum..bumm....bummm.... Loved this little insight!!(less)
Originally posted at: http://girlzandtheirbooks.blogspot.co... This was my favorite novella of the two. You got an insight of Puck and his real thought...moreOriginally posted at: http://girlzandtheirbooks.blogspot.co... This was my favorite novella of the two. You got an insight of Puck and his real thoughts and emotions. What he really feels, thinks, and wants to do. Here he has to assist Ash in a way he could never do himself. And Puck has a difficult desision to make: help poor ice boy or use him to betray him so he could be with Meghan. He even gets permission from King Oberon himself! This was big!! I wanted to slap Puck so freaking hard during this read....but thats all I am saying. I defintetely recommend these novellas if you have read the series...and even those who haven't yet then... STOP WASTING TIME GO PICK ALL OF THESE ASAP!!!! hehe well only if you want to...who am I to force it upon you? (less)
HOLY CRAP!!!!!! >Those were the first words that came to mind after reading this amazing book! I have enjoyed these books sooo much and am SO very sad that they finally ended. These were the books that are responsible for awakening my book obsession!
Julie Kagawa knows how to create the most beautiful, exciting, thrilling, emotional book and characters! I loved watching each individual character grow and capture my every thought and make me feel their every emotion. I was sooo excited to receive this book and when I finally received it I completely devoured it!
Normally when you read the last book in a series you are left with disappointment because you had such high expectations. I have experienced this many times before. As for this book...this was not the deal with this one. This book actually managed to exceed all my expectations!! Gosh I don't know what else to say. I will either repeat myself or well, no I don't know enough words to express how amazing this book was, how amazing this series was!!
Julie is definitely one of my favorite authors of all time. Not only because of her ability to develope the best characters but with her ability to make you feel every heart wrenching moment, every heart quickening moment, make you so angry you end up switching teams then go back again. I have always been able to pick my teams easily but with these characters: Ash the hot, forbidden, quiet, hurt Ice Prince the last son of Queen Mab of the Unseelie Court and Puck the hilarious, sweet, protective,outgoing, court jester to King Oberon of the Seelie Court!! I am Team Ash but I will always love Puck he is constantly making me laugh and hurt for him.
Meghan becomes such a strong character that I love and really really missed. This book is from Ash's point of view and even though I loved reading his every thought, his past, and his mixed emotions I did miss Meghan.
This book is about Ash's journey to find and earn a human soul that he can be with Meghan Chase who is now the Queen of the Iron Kingdom, a place Ash can not go. Iron is lethal to to fae. Ash would surely die without a soul. I loved the unexpected turn in those who accompany Ash on this journey. Although, I hated one specific thing that happens but I won't give that away.
The imagination in this books is unbelievable. You get a darker and scarier view of the Neverever as they all journey deeper and deeper to the end of the world. Unexpected twists and turns keep you guessing. Ash's struggles have you hurting for him. And most of all I loved to get a taste of Ash and Puck's past. They are so cute and lovable!! You know that no madder what they care about each other. :)
The ending...man the ending....I loved the ending!! It was so sad and breathtaking, and well you are just going to have to read it for yourself. hehehe
Nothing can express my happiness and joy after reading these books!! Each character has a special place in my heart and forever will!!
To Ash my first love! To Meghan an awesome chica who I am completely jealous of. To Puck the amazing and hilarious prankster who I love! To Julie who is the genius I look to for inspiration!! To every little character who plays an important role in everything! And to the series itself that captured me in every way, took my breath away, encourage me to read non-stop and I regret for ending!! I cried, I laughed, I got angry, I cried again and again and again!! *Sigh* I don't know what else to say.....
Here is to the amazing Iron Fey Series and Julie Kagawa!! I am looking forward to the awesome spinoff and Julie's new series!! Come sooner!!! :D Hope you enjoyed my review...sorry it was so long but so much needed to be said!! (less)
Originally posted at http://girlzandtheirbooks.blogspot.co... OK, I know I've said this before but it's really rare that I read a book I don't like. So...moreOriginally posted at http://girlzandtheirbooks.blogspot.co... OK, I know I've said this before but it's really rare that I read a book I don't like. So: Omigod!!!! Ugh words can't express how much I loved this series!! I was on a road trip and we stopped at Wal-Mart to get a few things so I decided I wanted to get a book to read. When I went to the book section it was between the Iron Fey Series or Rick Riordan's new series. I was torn because I could have gotten either a series that was already finished (Iron Fey [so I thought at least]) or a series that just started (The Last Hero of Olympus). I put Riordan's book in the basket and at the last minute switched it with The Iron King. BEST.DECISION.EVER!!! I seriouslu can't stress enough of how much I love these books. They quickly became my favorite books I have ever read.
Everything about this series screams out amazing!! The whole world of the Neverever is beautiful and enticing. The Iron Fey has all the makings of a great series. It is dark, sexy, and even a bit humorous (favor of Robin Goodfellow). Julie Kagawa was just pure genius in her writing. She put together an awe-inspiring world with similarities to A Midnight Summer's Dream.
I also loved reading about the characters as they grew together and came out of all their trials despite their differences.
Meghan Chase was just a normal teen struggling to survive high school when she is forced to embrace her true heritage as a half-fey-half-human girl , daughter of King Oberon, because of her brothers kidnapping (The Iron King). Then as soon as she gets back she is again forced back to the Neverever but this time as a captive in the Unseelie Court because of her contract with the third Prince of the Unseelie Court, Queen Mab's son. Now she goes back again to help save the dying Neverever. A journey she might not even survive.
Throughout the books she grows tremendously from a clueless half-summer fey, to a heartbroken girl who longs for Ash and struggles to stop a war between the courts, to a determined young-women who will do anything and everything to save the world she has come accustomed to. You know the normal everyday trials a teenage girl goes through haha. I really liked Meghan. by the third books she is so head strong and determined she would do anything to save the Neverever and the ones she loves the most.
Ash, the third son of Mab, the queen of the Unseelie Court. Wow...what to say, what to say. Man, words just aren't enough when it comes to this hot winter prince. At first he is so shut off and uncaring that he kind of bugs the crap out of you but as you read on you realize that icy exterior was just a mask for the tortured soul that just longs to be loved again. After losing his first love he promise to kill his once best friend Robin Goodfellow to avenge her death. He ends up falling for Meghan and gripping your heart too. Ash is so very dreamy, loving, sexy, hot, smoldering....and the list goes on. His sweet-nothings and his undying love has me in a trance.
Puck, Oh, Puck. Man, I love him too!! He is so uber hilarious with his witty lines and care-free attitude. He is Meghan Chase's best friend and secret protector by order of King Oberon. As time went on Puck ended up falling hard for the Seelie princess. He will do anything and everything for her. Fight till the death, disobey King Oberon, get himself exiled...maybe even take a bullet??? Everything about Puck is funny loving and care-free I absolutely loved him too.
This whole book is about Meghan trying to save the Neverever from fading away due to the presence of the Iron Fey who are formed by the human dreams of technology and advancement. Iron is the Fey's deadly weakness that very well may be the downfall of it all. Because of Meghan's human blood she is the only one who can touch iron without it causing any damage to her. She doesn't fall back at the knowledge that by following through with this even she might not survive. No, she puts aside her selfish reasons and pride to help the people who at one point wanted her dead, who saw her as nothing but a weakling who could be played around with. The ending was completely unexpected. I hated it and then loved it. Julie beautifully crafted all the emotion making you feel every hurt, laugh, happiness, and tragedy.
I HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone who enjoys suspense, love, humor, faeries, and some magic. I again will say absolutely in love with these books. Honestly this third book had me crying and not just simple crying like balling, having to read out load to just finish the book crying. She did a beautiful job. It was epic and enthralling. I re-read it over an over again loving it...then hating it all over again. Thralling over each heart-fluttering and heart-wrenching line...And now I just wait...wait for the fourth and final book in the series. Ash's story about him trying to over come the the barrier that lays between him and Meghan. To get his happily everafter.....Damn I can't wait any longer!! It's killing me!! :/ (less)
Originally posted at: http://girlzandtheirbooks.blogspot.co... This book takes place right after the small novella Winter's Passage. Meghan chase is no...moreOriginally posted at: http://girlzandtheirbooks.blogspot.co... This book takes place right after the small novella Winter's Passage. Meghan chase is now in the Unseelie Court due to her contract with the winter prince, Ash. The Winter Court is the last place any summer fey would like to be. She is constantly pestered by a pukka. Her feelings for Ash have to be hidden for showing them can mean eternal torture or even worse...death. Not to mention Ash, after everything they had been through together, is being even more far and aloof than when they first heart which crushes poor Meghan's heart.
Oh! and to make matter's worse... the season scepter has been stolen!! Now Meghan, Ash, and Puck set out on another adventure to find it but Ash stops short and brakes away from the group promising Meghan he would never see her again. Now her heart is in pieces but Puck is there to pick them up and try to meld it back together. Matters take an unexpected spin and erupt into chaos. Will Meghan and Ash's love pull through? Will the sceptor be returned in enough time to stop the war? The Iron kingdom is at its peak as a new king comes into play.
I loved seeing everything ravel into pure chaos and then slowly unravel as everything is playing out. I loved seeing Meghan and all the characters grow throughout the book and Puck never manages disappoint with his humor and surprise! his romance!! oo la la!!! *wiggles eyebrows* Speaking of never disappointing me.... Ash (despite his cold shoulder) made me swoon countless times throughout the book. I am with Meghan on my heart beat picking up speed every time his name is mentioned! I devoured this book in a days time! Breathtaking and suspenseful! LOVED IT!! :D(less)
Meghan Chase was just a normal teenage girl struggling with the drama of highschool...or so so she thought. She is actually a half-summer fey of the Summer court. Not only is she part fey but a fey princess, daughter of King Oberon. Julie expertly throws in facts, stories, and characters from A Midsummer's Night Dream.
After her half-brother is taken she dives into the world she has never known other than a fairy-tale. Her best friend is not who she thought he was but the infamous Robin Goodfellow, court jester to King Oberon. Along the way she runs into Ash, the winter prince, third son of Queen Mab. A hot fey who Meghan quickly falls for but their love is forbidden. A summer fey and winter fey are to never mingle. They are eternal enemies not to be fraternized with. But who can deny destined love. Ash was to never love again but even he, being an emotionless; cold-hearted fey, can't push away his feelings. Puck, Meghan, and Ash all set out to find Ethan, Meghan's little brother, from the hands of the Iron Court. The very people who can be the downfall to the oldbloods. Stakes are higher than ever and danger is waiting at every corner.
I had so much fun reading this book and re-read it twice before I got the second one. I recommend these books to every one who loves a bit of love conflict, suspense, emotional ties and a whole lot of sexy! :)(less)