Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Summary: (from back of book) Meghan Chase has a secret destiny- one she could never have imagined... 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 that everything she's known is about to change. But she could never have guessed the truth- that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face... and to find love with a young prince who might rather her dead then let her touch his icy heart.
Review: I had mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed the story but I felt like it was a bunch of overused ideas that were put together to make a new story. I wasn't really surprised by anything that happened and that took away from the excitement of the story. This book was really slow reading for me and I can't even really pinpoint exactly why. I just couldn't get entirely absorbed in the plot. On the other hand, I did like the message of technology corrupting and affecting the natural world. it made me think a little about the way technology is moving in our society. I didn't really have a connection with Meghan as a protagonist. She was a pretty cool character but wasn't really all that unique, and I thought she was just a little bit to trusting at times. My favorite characters were Grimalkin and Robbie aka Puck (see what I mean about being unoriginal now). I hope they will both make an appearance in the next book. despite the fact that this book was not one of my favoirtes I am interested to read the sequel because overall I did like the storyline and now that the buildup of this world is done the next book should be more action packed. Lucky for me the next two books have already been released.

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