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The Iron King
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 ...more
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In the event that you are abducted by fairies, please adhere to the following guidelines so that I don't have to watch or read about you blundering through fairyland like an incompetent idiot.
1. Never thank a fairy for services rendered.
2. Never eat fairy food.
3. Never dance with fairies.
4. Never strike a bargain with a fairy unless you've agreed on the fine points.
The Iron King is a book about a sixteen year old girl, Meghan Chase. Can I advise all people ...more
I know that a lot of people might be surprised that I like this book, considering I tend to rip other fantasy YA to pieces. I just don't think it's bad. I don't think Meghan was annoying, she reacted appropriately freaked out at times, but that's reasonable. I think Ash is **HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGG** there's a reason he's one of my 3 book boyfriends.
Grimalkin is absolutely a devilish little delight. Puck ...more
I really, really tried.
But this just wasn't my jam.
I picked it up at least three different times and no dice.
When you are interested in a book by an author you've never read before...
...which is priced at $7.99...and you discover your library has it in ebook form for FREE.
I finally got around to listening to this audiobook on a recent cross-country family road trip. Since my children, as well as my 89 year-old ...more
i was really in the mood for something fae related, but i had barely reached the second chapter when i knew this wasnt the kind of fae story i wanted. i love julie kagawa - i appreciate her writing and unique portrayal of the fae world - but i just wasnt feeling this.
i think meghan is a big reason why. she is one of the most insufferable characters i have read in a long time. ash is pretty ...more
I almost DNF-ed this one. It just irritated me to no end :(
But then I met Ash. He deserves the 3 stars here <3
You know, sometimes less is more.
The Iron Fey universe obviously doesn't know of the concept "less" :(((
Up to 40%, the heroine sees about a 150 different creatures, a bit less in the second half but overall she sees a million of them and they're all described like crazy. I know, now you're thinking, Blacky you're a moron or your brain is non-existent for not being able to cope with ...more
Then, out of nowhere, a disembodied hand materialized in front of me and smacked the living daylights out of my face, like so:
The Supernatural Slapping Incident ...more
"Yeah,Mom,Ethans turned into a monster and my best friend thinks hes a faery.How was your day?"
As you can see,Meghan's life is not that simple.She used to be the girl that lived by the swamp,an outcast,until her 16th birthday,when a creature disguised as her little brother tried ...more
Something was happening, something strange and creepy and terrifying, and the scariest part of all was that it wore a familiar, ordinary face.
3 1/2 stars.
While The Immortal Rules series is still Kagawa's winner for me so far, I was actually really pleasantly surprised by this book. Almost everyone I know picked up this series a few years back and I deliberately avoided it. YA paranormal with a love triangle? Yeah, no thank you. But I've been meaning to see if I was wrong ever since I really ...more
Final rating - for the whole series: 3.5/5 stars
To venture in a world of The Iron Fey, you must proceed with this knowledge:
1. This is not a book about fairies like these:
Imagine evil - well, not all of them are evil- ELVES, so called FAERY or plural FEY.
2. They don't have wings (well, most of them don't) and there are many of them like dryads, goblins, gremlins, kelpies, ogres and so on and on.
3. In this world, fey are not to be trusted! They will always go for favors and ...more
➸ It did have some tired tropes ...more
... this book. You see, this is not a situation in which I can say that the book wasn't bad but it just wasn't for me (as it happened with Cruel Beauty, or even with Fangirl). This book is terrible. It's every cliché and stereotype in YA fantasy in one single book.
It was honestly painful for me to even get this far, and I don't want to do this anymore. ...more
But when you do that by literally killing the embodiment of the dream of human progress?
Sweetie, were going to have issues.
So lets break down all the many ways this doesnt work, shall we? In this anti-science, anti-reason, ...more
You see? DING DING DING DING DING ! Jackpoooooot!
God, I pretty much devoured this book. As so many others I find it rather difficult to review books that I loved and seeing as the Iron King will join the rest of my favorite books in my personal hall of fame I can hardly come up with anything to say about it except for: ...more
What I liked:
- The various fae creatures were well-represented and varied
- Imaginative, creative, and like a fairy-tale
What I didn't like so much:
- This is very PG-rated (with maybe a few PG-13 moments) and geared to younger YAs. There is nothing wrong with that! I just think I might be getting too old and like grittier stories. I think I prefer the author's Immortal Rules series, although I have only read ...more
A buddy read with the MacHalo sisters, because this summer we want to return to our early teens:):):)
So yes, I finally read this and I have to say, it is not bad at all. However, it is another of those series that I wish had been around when I was 12, 13, 14 or so years old, because I would have been swooning and in love with this Fairytale for teenagers and YA. I think this is exactly what one of those should read and feel like, not to light, not heavy, no excess in violence and ...more
First off, Im a huge fan of Fae in general, especially love reading this type of story. But at the same time, when it comes to book about fae there are a lot of similarities. Many books share the same mythology, the Summer Court and Winter Court, references to Midsummer Nights Dream... The Iron King has these ...more
There's just something so satisfying in reviewing a much hated book that I genuinely liked a lot. Or is that just me? See, when I'm in the minority, it's usually because I can't bring myself to understand the fucking appeal of some asshole who's loved by everyone and his cousins.
The opposite is rarer, but it does happen. Proof's The Iron King. Even if I read it in 2014, back in the time when I was new to GR and barely back to reading, I won't change my rating. Here's why.
I loved this book.
Julie Kagawas YA novel is an interesting treatment of Celtic legend, with characters reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland and the movie Labyrinth. Kagawas vision of Faerie (or the NeverNever) is fully-realized and her particular talent lies in description--her world feels incredibly alive. I can ...more
I'd seen this series mentioned several times, but I never really thought about reading it. The premise was, sorry, just like any other girl-with-secret-destiny-and-two-hot-guys book out there, and I've read enough of those to be weary of sneaky marketing. But then I read Kagawa's "The Immortal Rules", and I admit, I was impressed, even if I thought the book had problems. So I picked this series up.
Well, first of all, I think that this is probably going to ...more
Still 4.25 stars!
This series is so amazing - I'm glad I picked it up again!
Ah, this book.
I read this book/series about 3 years ago, and whenever I think about it I still remember how amazing it was. I know some people say that Meghan is annoying and not likeable, but I never thought so. She's insecure, like many of us are and I always thought that made her very relatable. She felt real - and I felt as though I was going through everything ...more
Ummm....WOW! That is how I felt after reading The Iron King. Simply amazing. I was lost in this book for a few days and I never wanted to leave the beautiful world Julie Kagawa painted. This is the best "Fey" book I have ever read!
What I liked about this book: everything! There is not one thing I would change. I rarely give books 5 stars unless the story really calls to my soul. And boy was this book singing! The characters were totally believable and realistic. Puck is my favorite bc he is ...more
Ill finish this review after my appointment...and a nap...
Update: My dentist appointment ended up being a surprise root canal (THE DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING. I AM SO #BLESSED), yet I still can't decide if that annoyed me more than this book.
Non-spoilery things I liked:
1. Some of the world building.
That was legit. ...more
Meghan sees Ash:
Ash tries to kill Meghan:
Meghan still chases after him:
Yeah, you probably get the idea. This might sound like a cheesy book, but don't worry, there's definitely more to it!
Meghan's brother is caught by the evil baddies, the Iron fey.
She meets many wonderful characters in winter wonderland and in the sunny summer territories!
Yes, there's definitely more than Helena and Demetrius actions between Meghan and Ash!
-Robin Goodellow aka Puck when asked to choose a sentence to describe Meghan When-in-danger-when-in-doubt-run-in-circles-scream-and-shout Chase. We all appreciate his outspokenness.
As a matter of fact, I'm rating this three stars not because it's good (that's what the three-star rating means for me); I'm rather doing it because it's not bad, in a pleasant way. It does no harm. The book is undoubtedly pretty naive, childish at times, crammed full ...more
For a protagonist, I certainly enjoyed Meghan Chase more than whosit from the Holly Black book and Madam Skank from the other author's book. ...more
If there were 100 women in the world, 90 of those people would think long hair on a guy is gross. Of the 10 remaining women who aren't totally turned off by long hair, 8 of those women are scifi, fantasy, or romance authors.
Julie Kagawa, what the heck? You took a guy that could be a total babe (okay, who am I kidding, he still is) and gave him "silky" long locks. Blech.
This book took my ultimate ...more
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