Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
Release Date: August 1st, 2010 by Harlequin Teen
Details: 359 pages, paperback
Series: Book #2 in the Iron Fey series
[ CLICK HERE for my review on Book #1 The Iron King ]
Source: Bought & Netgalley
Rating: 5 out of 5
Summary (goodreads):
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.

o0.| My Thoughts |.0o

So, what's weird about this is that I was one of the people who got my hands on this copy a week before the release date and I'm just now reviewing it. With that said, my memory is a little hazy since I did finish this in August. I know, talk about slacker right?

If I thought I couldn't love a book more than I loved The Iron King, I was wrong. The Iron Daughter was ten times better! From the very beginning you pick up where you left off in Winter's Passage and you're introduced to a new character that's hard not to like. In the beginning, I was a bit annoyed with Meghan because she clearly did not listen to Ash or take him seriously with his warning and I thought her little thoughts of heartbreak were totally uncalled for. The boy warned you! What more do you want? A flashing neon sign behind his head?! I also grew very fond of Ash's brother Sage and I wish that we knew more about him. As for Meghan's out burst in trying to set things right with Mab? I think she had that coming. Did you really think the Winter Queen would believe you? She never liked you! Another thing that annoyed me about Meghan was that she didn't seem like she put much thought into her actions. Ever.

Through out our new journey through the Nevernever, we're introduced to more characters that I grew very fond of and even old characters you never thought you would grow fond of. Also, we're joined by my two favorites somewhere in there and I think I actually squeaked out loud when we were. Causing weird stares from my husband lol. The Iron Daughter was filled with much much more action than The Iron King was and much more emotion from the love triangle. Which by the way, Meghan and Ash... they really need to start talking things out. This whole guess-what-I'm-thinking thing causes trouble for the both of you! Teenagers!

I absolutely love this book and it's so far my favorite of the series (I'm half way through The Iron Queen right now and I still stand by saying that The Iron Daughter is still my favorite)! One thing I absolutely love about Julie's writing is that every character has their own distinct voice. Their individual personalities really show through their actions and their words. It's so easy to fall into these characters and know what's out of character for them. Which makes you think, if you can see it, WHY CAN'T MEGHAN?!

o0.| Favorite Line |.0o

I had about 15 different pages marked to quote for this review but I'm sure most of us have read this book and there's probably really no need to quote them!

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  1. I agree! This book was awesome! Definitely get a lot more emotion with the love triangle...and Meghan totally drove me crazy for a while there. *shakes head*

  2. Grrr.... I want to read this one super bad but I have no time. It's sitting pretty on my shelf though. Also, I'm trying not to read your review before I scrap what I NEED to be doing right now and read it already!!:-)!!!

  3. I loved this book =D cannot wait for the sequel!!!! It is so good to read a series that gets better and better !

    Jess :)

  4. **oops, im so sorry I forgot your link was in my copy paste thing, Terribly sorry, i should pay more attention.

    This is mine.