THE IRON DAUGHTER
The Iron Fey #2
Author: Julie Kagawa
Source: Personal Purchase
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (August 1, 2010)
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.
Can I start off by asking the author how she sleeps at night knowing she is breaking the hearts of the readers??!! After the first book, I was on the fence trying to decide if I should join Team Puck or Team Ash. After finishing this book in the series though, I have taken my stand as Team Ash and the author made it such a hard decision. My heart at first wanted Team Puck. Who wants to resist a man –or fae– that can make you laugh even in the worst of times. Although Puck had me laughing out loud at times, Ash was the one who captured my heart with his love for Meghan.
In this book, we see hard to believe allies, romance that is tortured and conflicting, wars, and new characters that will capture the readers interest. I loved the path the author took with Ironhorse in this book. I also loved meeting the Queen of Exile. She was a blast who knew that shopping was a great emotional outlet! Grim, the cat, is also back in the second installment with his habit of hiding things but keeping you on your toes.
All I can say is that this book surpassed the previous book in action, writing and overall enjoyment. The author definitely has grown from the first book and weaved a tale to keep me interested in the entire series. The ending will leave you with your jaw opened and wondering what the heck is going to happen next?! Thank goodness, I have the next book to devour just as quickly as the first two! I now want to be trapped in one of the courts and find a Prince or a Puck of my own!
Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading! 5 STARS