Young Adult Review
Title: The Iron King
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: February 1st 2010
Formats Available: paperback, ebook, kindle
Number of pages: 363
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 see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.
For so many months I’ve being hearing good things about this series and after signing for challenges in 2012 I decided that The Iron Fey would be a good addition to Immortal Challenge hosted by Under the Covers
I have to say that this book was so much more than I was expecting. It’s fantasy with a little romance and a huge story telling not only a myth but also something really close to contemporary.
When I started reading Meghan was a bit boring but once the book started showing more story and some characters were introduced, especially Puck, I could understand why people love it.
Is more than just mythology and we get to read a new set for Shakespeare play, Midnight Summer Dream, plus a lover triangle, between Meghan, Puck and Ash.
Ash was a great surprise and he actually helped Meghan during her hole journey. I believe he’s not that bad and circumstances will show a new side of him, plus he’s still struggling to accept some problems from the past and Puck is involved. I don’t believe their friendship will ever go back to the way things were.
Puck is very fun and hide the problems but I believe he knows things and is trying to hide from Meghan, maybe because her father asked. But he’s not that god guy, he’s definitely hiding something.
Meghan is more than just a sixteen girl, she’s strong and loyal, but most of all something in the future will make her show her true fae side. Can’t wait for the next book, because this one was a lot of fun.
Books in this Series:
#1 – The Iron King (Iron Fey, #1)
#1.5 – Winter’s Passage (Iron Fey, #1.5)
#2 – The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey, #2)
#3 – The Iron Queen (Iron Fey, #3)
#3.5 – Summer’s Crossing (Iron Fey, #3.5)
#4 – The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, #4)
#4.5 – An Iron Fey Valentine
Ten years ago, on my sixth birthday, my father disappeared.
No, he didn’t leave. Leaving would imply suitcases and empty drawers, and late birthday cards with ten-dollar bills stuffed inside. Leaving would imply he was unhappy with Mom and me, or that he found a new love elsewhere. None of that was true. He also did not die, because we would’ve heard about it. There was no car crash, no body, no police mingling about the scene of a brutal murder. It all happened very quietly.
On my sixth birthday, my father took me to the park, one of my favorite places to go at that time. It was a lonely little park in the middle of nowhere, with a running trail and a misty green pond surrounded by pine trees. We were at the edge of the pond, feeding the ducks, when I heard the jingle of an ice cream truck in the parking lot over the hill. When I begged my dad to get me a Creamsicle, he laughed, handed me a few bills, and sent me after the truck.
That was the last time I saw him.