The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

It took me a LONG time to get to this book – I remember buying it for my daughter back in the summer sometime and promising myself that I’d read it once she was done.  Well…  4-5 months later I read it!  And I’m asking myself why it took me so long to get to it!  I thought it was an awesome book.  It took a different twist to the World of Faeries that many of the other books I’ve read this year.  I LOVE how Julie brought in today’s world of technology into the world of Fey.  What a great imagination!!!

Meghan Chase lives in the “boonies” – really she does!  She lives with her Mom and step-dad Luke, and her half-brother Ethan.  She’s about to turn 16 and you got it!  Everything changes!  Ethan has been kidnapped, her best friend and only friend she grew up with turns out to be someone else and she’s thrown into the world of the Faeries!  Meghan experiences many fantastic adventures while trying to find her brother in the Nevernever world and learns that you can’t say “Thank-you” without making a deal 🙂

As I’ve noted earlier I really enjoyed this book!  I was drawn into it – and the more I read the more I enjoyed!  The world of Fey is an imaginary world for most of us…  while many of us live and work in a world of computers and technology – so I just LOVE how Julie Kagawa brought these two worlds together!  It’s believable!  As you may have guessed – my daughter also loved this book so yes we have The Iron Daughter in the house as well.  I’ll be looking to start this one very soon 🙂  I’m already wondering who is The Iron Daughter – and my own daughter won’t give me any hints (yes she’s already read it).

Here’s the official book trailer:


Favourite quote(s):

“Right, ’cause I’m bleeding all over the place for shits and giggles.”                p. 182  (I just love the sarcasm and wit in this statement – my apologies to anyone who may be offended by it)

“Too much progress, too much technology:  Mortals are losing their faith in anything but science.  Even the children of man are consumed by progress.  They sneer at the old stories and are drawn to the newest gadgets, computers, or video games.  They no longer believe in monsters or magic.”                p.  188


Kagawa, Julie. (2010) The Iron King.  Don Mills, ON:  Harlequin Teen.

Author website: http://www.juliekagawa.com/

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