Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The Iron King - Julie Kagawa
Author: Julie Kagawa
Pub. Date: Feb. 1st, 2010
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.
I imagined The Iron King to be great, since I've heard so many good reviews about it. No, it wasn't great, it was fantastic! This world that Julie Kagawa has created is friggin amazing! The characters, the Nevernever, they're all amazing.
The book started of a bit boring, but got better and better. Meghan's family was poor and couldn't make her a big sweet sixteen party. Her day starts of not that good and you actually feel sorry for her. Then you get to know Robby, who's very sweet, I thought.
During the time when Meghan is gone in Nevernever and I was reading about how she's going to find Ethan, I could relate the story to Alice in Wonderland. Maybe it's just me, but it kind of reminded me of Wonderland! The crazy creatures and Meghan trying to find her brother and get out from Nevernever.
I'm kinda glad that I read this book now, because now the next two books are out and I can't wait to read them.
The last part, Ash and Puck. Yeah, I didn't say which team I was, because I have no clue! They both seems great, but I think I'm leaning more on Puck's side, since Ash is so "icy".