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Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Iron Daughter
Author: Julie Kagawa
Released: 2010
Pages: 359
Rating: 4.5
Synopsis: 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.

Review: After reading the first book I really wanted to see what happened next.

Meghan is in the home of Winter, where there is no one she can trust. When something important is stolen she is blamed and a war between Summer and Winter begins. She goes on a journey to find the stolen object that could possibly stop the war that is starting. Finding the object is proven to be hard and she will need help from friends and some that aren't exactly friends.

I really like Meghan. She's willing to do what she needs to do but still acts like a sixteen year old. Even though she's risking her life to save Faery she still wants the normal life with normal situations. Even though she can't use her fey powers she finds out that she may have a different power that can save them all. At the end of the book you can see that she's willing to sacrifice things for what she believes in.

I loved the conversations between Ash and Puck! There were parts were only Ash was with Meghan and there were parts were only Puck was there and I enjoyed all of them. The things that Puck, like always, are funny! Ash tried to do things by himself and it honestly hurt me to see him how he was for a while.

At the beginning the pace was kind of slow but as the book progressed the pace picked up. I liked how the it ended and it also left things hanging that I'm hoping will be answered in the next book. If you haven't read the first book you really need to and after you've read it, you need to start reading this one!


  1. I loved the back and forth with A and P too.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  2. Great review. I've just finished The Iron Queen and will be reviewing it shortly.

  3. I liked this book, but this is also probably one of the only books where my favorite part was the dialouge. I loved it! Great review, I agree with everything.