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Thursday, December 13, 2012

REVIEW REDUX: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Iron King
Series: The Iron Fey
Author: Julie Kagawa
Published Date: February 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Format: ebook
Pages: 280
ISBN: 1426847807
Copy provided by: myself
Genre: fantasy, YA
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Barnes and Noble
Rating: 4 1/2 stars

 Goodreads synopsis: 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.

Review: A few weeks ago, I reviewed The Iron Prince by Julie Kagawa for Netgalley. I've had the first four books on my Nook for months now but never got around to reading them. I loved it so much that I swore that as soon as my immediate TBR pile was down to nothing, I would read The Iron King. I finally got around to it! I was not disappointed. The action, the scenes, the characters, were all written in great detail.  In fact, the very last 1/3 of the book had to be the best. As soon as Puck, Meghan, and Ash walked out of this whale:
   

 I knew I had fallen irrevocably in love. So what's so important about that whale? It comes from:
As a New Orleans native, and literally living next door to this massively gorgeous park (City Park) in Mid-City while I grew up, I probably crawled through that whale's mouth countless times. I climbed many of those ancient oak trees that Julie Kagawa writes about in such wonderful detail.
Yeah, I'm in love.

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