Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Iron Daughter [Review]

The Iron Daughter
{Technically 4.5 Stars}

#2 in Series
288 Pages [Kindle]
Published 1 Aug 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.

My Thoughts:
This one is a 4.5-er. Again, I loved the progression through the book Kagawa took a very interesting route with this book with the Scepter of All Seasons and the closer look at the Unseelie Court. PLUS the evolution of Meghan's feyness. I'm curious to see what will come to light in the next book. It's really hard not to love Puck and want Meghan to be with Puck so badly. Even though Ash is amazingly swoonworthy! I also wanted to mention that they REALLY need to make this into a tv show or movie. This series, that is. It is written so perfectly already that I could just see it coming to life!

Previous Review:
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa {here}

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Iron King [Review]

 The Iron King

#1 in Series
363 Pages [Kindle]
Published 1 Feb 2010

Meghan Chase has never fit in at her small-town high school, and now, on the eve of her 16th birthday, she discovers why. When her half brother is kidnapped, Meghan is drawn into a fantastical world she never imagined--the world of Faery, where anything you see may try to eat you, and Meghan is the daughter of the summer faery king. Now she will journey into the depths of Faery to face an unknown enemy . . . and beg the help of a winter prince who might as soon kill her as let her touch his icy heart. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series.

My Thoughts:
I'm not sure what I was thinking, but this is the first fairy book I think I've ever read. When I was little, I was obsessed with fairies and I always wanted to write my own fairy book (which did get like 2 chapters done when I was in 3rd grade).

I didn't really go into the book expecting good or bad. I hadn't really heard anything about the books at all. I did shamelessly judge the cover art - which is completely gorgeous :)

To start off, Kagawa had me when she used Shakespeare in it. I'm all about some Shakespeare! I really love her description of everything. It was effortless for me to be sucked into Nevernever and to see everything going on around the main characters.

Meghan isn't necessarily my favorite heroine, but she is very "real" in the sense that I could understand how most people would react similarly in her position. I think my favorite was a tie between Robbie/Puck and Grim. I do love a cute kitty :)

Oh and Prince Ash - I CANNOT WAIT to see where Kagawa goes with this. It's definitely a must-read. I already started on book 2!

I had to write down this passage from the book because when I read it, I immediately thought "It's Fort Drum!!"

"  Ladies and felines,"   he stated grandly, grasping the doorknob,
 "  welcome to Tir Na Nog. Land of endless winter and shitloads 
of snow."

Previous Review:
Mister Ray by Adam Perry {here}

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday #4

Today's theme is Top Ten Books on Spring TBR List

The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey, #2)City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)Lola and the Boy Next DoorAbraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterOne for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)
  1. The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa: I am in the middle of Iron King and I cannot wait to read more of these books :) I love Kagawa's writing style.
  2. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare: I've had this on my to-read list for at least 3 years if not more. I am going to get around to reading it this spring!
  3. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins: This one looks a little out of my comfort zone of books, but I've heard many good things about it.
  4. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer by Seth Grahame-Smith: Another one that has been on my to-read list for a while. The movie is coming out and that is always motivation for me to read the book!
  5. One For the Money by Janet Evanovich: I've heard Stephanie Plum is awesome and funny.
  6. Insurgent by Veronica Roth: May is still spring right? I am so excited for this book :)
  7. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare: Another of Clare's books...I've heard so many good things about her!
  8. Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima: The same person who told me about Clare told me about Chima. I adore the cover art on the Seven Realms novels.
  9. Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin: Season 2 is coming out soon and I still haven't watched Season 1 or read any of the books!
  10. The Awakening by LJ Smith: I've heard the series is nothing like the books, but just like with movies...I HAVE to read the book(s) first.
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1)The Awakening (The Vampire Diaries, #1)A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
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