Aug 6, 2010

Iron Queen REVIEW *Special Gushing Edition*

IRON DAUGHTER
by Julie Kagawa
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, iron-bound 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 alone 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.

 *CAUTION* Extreme gushing below. I felt the need to warn you now before the multiple exclamtion points attacks you and you're caught off guard.

Plot: From the first page the author has us on our toes. The pacing was perfect and the events were all set in the correct place. The author lets the reader find out things rather than revealing too much (leaving hints here and there and then letting us figure it out later on into the story)—making readers tap into the story more.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Characters: The conflict between the characters had SO many high stakes. After all, forbidden really is the sweetest. The author clearly knows how to get the reader to become emotionally attached to the characters. All of her characters were developed—even the minor characters played important parts in the plot. She even got me attached to the antagonists (which is really hard to do).

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Writing: Julie Kagawa’s writing style is probably the best I’ve read from the YA genre. Every word of her writing seems to pull you into her fantasy-world. No grammar slips whatsoever (I usually find at least one or two in a book). Her writer’s voice is the most fully developed I’ve ever read.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Setting: The settings were all beautifully described in detail. There wasn't one page of this book I read that I didn't have visualized in my head.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Cover: The cover is beautiful and eye-catching. The girl on the cover is supposed to be Meghan. I believe it’s the same model from Julie’s first book The Iron King.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Overall:

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Personal Reaction: This was possibly the best book I’ve read all year; wait, no, my whole entire life. Well, probably not my whole life, but it’s definitely on my top 3! I guarantee that once you start this book you will never be able to put it down. I read it in 1 day and my mind is still racing with ‘What’s going to happen next’. It’s amazing! If you haven’t read The Iron Daughter yet then you haven’t lived yet. I’ve never been this ecstatic after reading a book before. This book is a MUST READ!
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6 comments:

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  2. This sounds like an awesome book. I'll make sure to look for it. The only fairies books that I've read were Melissa Marr's series, but I do want to read some more of these type. Thanks for the review!!

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  3. wow - I'm with Angie. I've read and loved the WL series, but you're making me think that I HAVE to pick this up too.

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  4. wow--I am super-impressed by your review, E! This one's totally going on my to-read shelf... Thanks! :o)

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  5. I read the book and it is really good. I loved the magic and fantasy in the book. I also like how the romance develops between Meghan and the Ice Prince. Its very sweet to have Puck loving her too. I would recommend this book to those who love fairies and fey.

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    1. I love it too. Puck is sooo sweet! :)

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