Monday, January 10, 2011

Review: Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa (belated)

I was looking at my NetGalley review list today and realized that I have never posted a review of this story by Julie Kagawa! 
I read Iron King and fell in love with her fantastic characters and of course I was totally hooked!  Couldn't wait for the next one: Iron Daughter!

Amazon Product Description: 
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.

My thoughts: 
In this second book, Meghan is at the mercy of the Seelie court.  After taking her brother home, she goes back to fulfill her promise to Ash, but doesn't realize that he will be so distant and change so rapidly.  She is lonely and sad, suddenly without friends or family.  The Fey are scary at the court and not always what they seem to be.  The politics involved are incredibly complex and there is a lot of deception and trickery that I wasn't expecting.  
Puck makes his return - Yeah!  Which of course leaves us with the love triangle: I have to say I've had enough of that in my books, but I still love the series - can't imagine having two such choices!  
The secondary characters in this book really make the story.  I liked the Iron King a bit more than I liked this one, but still enjoyed it very much.  I wasn't ready for the end to happen the way it did and am looking forward to finishing the story!
Can't wait to read the Iron Queen, which is on the kindle as this gets posted.


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I can't believe I haven't started this series! I really really need to. Great review, Beverly! :)

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

I totally agree -- the secondary characters were great in this book. The Iron Queen was WAY intense! I hope you enjoyed it! I'm so glad there will be another book in the series!