Monday, May 2, 2011

The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa

-The Iron King 

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. 

Also in the series:

-Winter’s crossing

-The Iron Daughter

-The Iron Queen

And coming soon: Summer’s Crossing and Iron Knight! 

Reviewed by: Baby Sister Brittany
The Sisters Say: Superb!

I absolutely loved this series! I read approximate 900 pages of awesomeness within about 50 hours because I just couldn’t put these books down! I’m not even sure where to begin! These characters basically took over my life for a little while, and I didn’t want to eat or sleep (well… I take that back… I did eat, but sleeping? Not so much).What makes this book even more remarkable, is that before I picked it up, I would have sworn up and down that I was through with Faery books. Don’t get me wrong. I like faeries, but I’ve read so many Faery books and because they’re all drawing on the same folklore, they all sort of feel the same. But this book takes Faery folklore and gives it a modern twist! Smart, fun, and suuuuper addicting!

So first up—I LOVED THE CHARACTERS!!!! Meghan was a hardcore protagonist! She was likeable, but not a pushover. And best of all, she was witty! She wasn’t whiny or weak like so many girls we see in YA fiction today. She was JUST PLAIN AWESOME! Now…on to Rob. Robbie. Robin Goodfellow. Also known as Puck. Yeah, that’s right. PUCK! As in from Midsummer Night’s dream. I am a Shakespeare freak, and to see Puck, Titania, Oberon, and MAB in one book—I was ecstatic! And Puck was perfect! He was reckless and hilarious and caused all sorts of problems! And I’m pretty much completely in love with him! Then there’s Ash… the Winter Prince! *Sigh* He was perfect as well. What can I say? I like my boys cold (pun intended). He is so emotionally guarded that it makes his relationship with Meghan infinitely more interesting! There are so many more layers of ice they have to melt before anything can move forward. And he, being the youngest Winter Prince, is as frosty as they come. I can’t really pick a team between Ash and Puck because they are both awesome, and I want them both for myself!!!

As I said earlier—I like fairies, but I feel like most fairy books are all the same. But this series uses the traditional folklore, but adds a special kick with the Iron fey. If the original faeries came about because of the imagination of humans—the iron fey exist because of the technological advances of humankind. So imaginative and cool! Never Never (the land of faerie) is gorgeous and lush. Kagawa’s descriptions are so vivid that I felt like I could really see the world of faerie.

If you haven’t read these books—please, please do so! They are more than worth your time. In fact, they will rock your face off.