The Iron King – Julie Kagawa

THE IRON KING – Julie Kagawa (Harlequin Teen)

M E G H A N   C H A S E
H A S   A   S E C R E T   D E S T I N Y—
O N E  S H E   C O U L D   N E V E R
H AV E   I M A G I N E D…

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: I’ve never read any fairy books before…except if you include Shakespeare.  From  “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” she borrows Puck and a few other characters to create a world unto her own.

When I finished reading this book, the first comparison that came to mind was Harry Potter.  Although different fantasy subject matter, I would say Kagawa’s ‘Iron Fey’ series is the Harry Potter of it’s kind.  When you think of magic you think J.K Rowling…when you think of faeries you should think of Julie Kagawa.   Like Rowling, Kagawa seamlessly winds together our popular myths of fairy lore into this compelling read.

From work i’ve had to do at Harlequin, it seems Kagawa’s second book, THE IRON DAUGHTER, is even better… I can’t wait!

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