Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Iron Daughter By Julie Kagawa

Synopsis (from Goodreads.com):

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.

Jillian’s Review:

Even though I’ve read two of these books, I’m still unsure who Meaghan Chase is. Her character is defined more by her lineage and her love for Prince Ash than her thoughts and feelings and how she reacts to events. And that’s pretty bad considering the novels are written in first-person. Kagawa has Meaghan see all the detail around her without showing the reader how Meaghan is affected by her surroundings or the events that take place (with the exception of Meaghan’s feelings for the main boys).

I was distracted by all the swearing and similar descriptions of things – all the bad guys have sharp, needle-like teeth. But my heart pitter-pattered for the stoic Ice Prince Ash. I couldn’t get enough of him and unfortunately he wasn’t in most of this one like he was in the first.

A lot of stuff happens in this one, just like the first, but I found myself sifting through the similar descriptions of things to get to that action and of course the romance!

The romance was pretty clean. The love-triangle thing between Meaghan, Puck, and Ash was a bit too much like Twilight (Puck to me just seems like a good pal and not even close to a love interest), but it ended the way I wanted it to. I really love it when that happens.

I will be reading the third in this series as soon as I can get it from the library.

1 comment:

Misty Moncur said...

I have been thinking of reading these. I just love the covers, but I was thinking maybe they fell into that category of books where all the covers are way better than the stories. Worth giving a shot then?