Sunday, January 8, 2012
The Iron Daughter [BOOK REVIEW]
By: Julie Kagawa
Published: August 1st, 2010
Published By: Harlequin Teen
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Summary: Half summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she though lover 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 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.
Ok, so the characters in this book were great, all except for Meghan. Throughout the story, she really pissed me off. I mean in the first book and the short story, it kinda explains what would happen and why it will happen but even though we know it, it seems like Meghan just doesn't get it and everything was explained smack right in front of her face. She also got really whiny in my opinion. But the good thing was that this only happened in the beginning half of the book. I really loved the end half of the book because the characters were great there.
The plot was great. It was not something I would have thought of. It was filled with adventure and some major action and devious plans and such which made the fantasy seem more real. I loved how everything just keeps on coming and there is nothing that gets boring because each new chapter is kind of like a new plan or idea put into motion. You also don't have to wait a long time for it to be interesting because it does really quickly.
I would recommend this book to anyone if you can get through the first half because after that, it is totally worth it and if you are interested in adventure with action mixed with fantastical creatures.