Monday, 18 April 2011

Review: The Iron King

The Iron King
by Julie Kagawa

Summary (Goodreads)
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 guess the sacrifice of my dignity is the only thing that will save us now. The things I endure for love. The Fates laugh at my torment."
Julie Kagawa (The Iron King)
This book seemed to be a delightful cross between the Chronicles of Narnia and Alice in Wonderland. The numerous settings were painted in vivid colours, and detailed with a variety of interesting creatures and monsters. A new slice of imagination revealed itself around every corner. Nothing about this book was predictable.

With an unending stream of action and surprises, the novel failed to reveal a dull moment. Although romance was not dominant throughout this plot, the few romantic scenes were very sensitive and real. Prince Ash was definitely my favourite male character and love-interest.

"The Iron King" has something to offer everyone: horror, comedy, romance, fantasy, friendship, and family. Reading it was a very refreshing experience as it was so original and creative.

I can hardly wait to read the next in the series, "The Iron Daughter."

I pictured Ben Barnes as Prince Ash...Though I tend to picture him for most of the love-interests in the books I read ;)


  1. It sounds exciting! i've just added it to my tbr list

  2. i love how you call the book a mix between Narnia and Alice- you are SO right! I loved this book and I'm glad to see you did too :) thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    ps. dont worry- i imagine Ben Barnes as pretty much every love interest i read about ;)haha! your not alone!

  3. @The Lovely Getaway...YES! Ben Barnes fans unite! :P

  4. Haha, Team Ash :O Teehee. Love your review! Everything you said is so true. Oh and Ben Barnes!!!! He looks so good with short hair AND long hair! *swwooon*