Monday, 16 May 2011

Review: The Iron Daughter

The Iron Daughter
by Julie Kagawa

Summary (Goodreads)
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—ironbound 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.

"Don't leave," I whispered, tightening my hold. "Never leave me again. Stay with me. Forever." The winter prince smiled, a small, easy smile, and lowered his lips to mine. "I promise." -Meghan and Ash"
Julie Kagawa (The Iron Daughter)
It is hard to believe that "The Iron Daughter" trumped the amazing first book in the series, "The Iron King".

Once again, this novel was action-packed and kept me riveted from the first page to the last. I loved the introduction of many new and interesting characters, as well as the further development of the love triangle. There is no doubt that this book focused a lot more on the romance between Ash and Meghan, as well as the possibilities between Puck and Meghan. (But I must admit that I'm Team Ash all the way!)

As the heroine becomes more comfortable in the Fey Universe, she begins to embrace her full potential and power. She's absolutely fearless and kick-ass!

The most attractive feature of these books is the world that it paints. Colourful, magical, and awe-inspiring, this book has something to offer everyone!

I can't wait to read "The Iron Queen" (which I hear is the best of the series)!



  1. OMG! Your review made me want to read this book all over again. I am totally Team Ash, the last book is everything you can imagine and then some. I think this is one of my favoriet Fae books so far. I haven't read many but everything about this series I love.

    Thanks for the great review.

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  3. Fantastic review, Sarah! You've captured it perfectly and everything you've stated is why I LOVE this series. One of my all time favorites. I can't wait to read The Iron Knight. So glad to hear you love this series too! =D