Oh, The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. I absolutely fell in love with the story, the characters, and even the author herself. She's ranked as one of my favorite authors next to J.K. Rowling and that's something alright. They're both geniuses in their work and I'm really glad that I decided to give this series a try. I haven't been able to read a book ever since the Harry Potter series that has been able to pull me into the world of the characters and feel compassion for them.
This book has everything from adventure, romance, and even comedy. Even though the beginning was a bit slow, the story rapidly picks up when Meaghan's brother gets kidnapped and she is thrown into the world of the NeverNever. And let's not forget about Grimalkin! I absolutely love the fairy tale vibe that this books gives out because of the combined elements of Alice and Wonderland and A Midsummer Night's Dream featured in this book. And of course, we can't forget about the lovely love triangle between Meaghan, Ash, and Puck.
Let me just point out that in the beginning, I did not exactly have a good impression on Ash because of the role that he plays as the Winter Prince. But as a result, he slowly grew on me and I absolutely love him after this book and even more after the The Iron Daughter's ending. I did however liked Puck in the beginning, but I soon felt sorry for him because I knew for a fact that Meaghan will never love him as much as she loves Ash. Another reason why I love the romance in this series so much, is the Romeo and Juliet feeling that Ash and Meaghan's situation falls in. They're both from different kingdoms; she is a Summer fey while he is a Winter fey. They can never be together, even if they love each other, because of the clashes between the two kingdoms.