Friday, November 21, 2014

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

Title:  The Iron Daughter
Series:  The Iron Fey #2
Author:  Julie Kagawa
Published:  August 1/10 by Harlequin Teen
Length:  359pgs
Format:   ecopy
Genre:  YA fantasy
Shelf:  bought
Rating:  ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

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.

My Review:

This novel was action packed and intensely exciting. I really love how inviting Kagawa’s writing is. Everything is larger than life, and the sense of inevitability is there throughout. The combination of science and fantasy is eerily brilliant. It is the culmination of what humanity can dream up. Kagawa definitely threw some plot twists as us that I couldn’t have imagined. She kept me on my toes throughout while developing an unforgettable tale. This is the type of story that all fae enthusiasts will love, regardless of their age.

I thoroughly enjoy how well developed the characters in this novel are. We get to know a great deal about who they truly are, what lies underneath the polished court exteriors. And this doesn’t end with the main characters in the novel. It extends throughout the supporting cast as well, allowing readers to connect with everyone who graces the pages of this novel. My heart breaks for the characters in this one. It’s very Romeo & Juliet, with a definite twist and without the horrid ending. The variety of creatures and species that we meet are simply magical. The way that she develops them is brilliant too, and never hampers your imagination.

Kagawa may just be one of my favourite YA authors. Once you open one of her books you’re transported into your most vivid fantasies. This novel is no exception.

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