Monday, April 5, 2010

Review: The Iron Daughter ARC by Julie Kagawa

Author: Julie Kagawa
Paperback: 368 pages
Published: August 2010
Reading Level: YA
My copy: ARC received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
My rating: 5 out of 5 wicked stars

Blurb (taken from

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, iron-bound 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 alone 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...
I was late to read The Iron King and finished it last week (loved it!) so when I got a copy of The Iron Daughter you can only imagine how excited I was.  I was hoping The Iron Daughter would live up to the expectations had for a sequel since I devoured The Iron King.  Let me tell you, The Iron Daughter did not disappoint, in fact, I enjoyed it more.

The sequel brings back all the loved characters on a new mission with Meghan; Grimalkin, Puck, and of course Ash...but as things are revealed, Meghan is not sure WHO to trust.  The book is a whirlwind of new seelie, unseelie, and iron fey characters being introduced that shows the depth of Ms Kagawa's imagination...and what an awesome imagination that is.  This books is packed with non-stop action and drama...throw some romance in there with a little heartbreak on the side and you have an unforgettable series.

I want this to be a spoiler-free review, so I won't go in depth on the story line and let you discover it on your own, but I can say that The Iron Daughter gives you some background information on Ash and what has happened in his life to make him the way he is. Also you find out more about why he and Puck are always at odds. OH...and you find out a little bit of info about Meghan's father...the person that she remembers as her father that enough teasers for you?? 

Meghan gets an unexpected ally in this book, who became endeared to me before the book was done, but I will let you find that out on your own!  The travels span the mortal realm to the Winter Court and places in between...literally in-between.  Meghan's powers are locked by the Winter Queen but she is finding out that she has more power than she realized and the source of that power could change everything.

The books ending is satisfying but leaves the door wide open for things to happen in the next book, The Iron Queen.  If you loved The Iron King, make sure and pick up a copy of The Iron Daughter when it comes out in August, you will not be disappointed!

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Missie said...

I seriously can not wait to read this book! I'm bouncing off the walls!

I miss Ash!

Thanks for the review.

Maria the Bookworm said...

Ohhh, I really want to read this book! Awesome review :D

Jo said...

I'm so envious that you got to read this already!!! Looking forward to grabbing it from our library when it arrives. :)

taraSG said...

ooooh I'm reading Iron King right now and I'm really, really jealous that you got to read Iron Daughter! How am I going to wait until August?!

Great review! (thanks for keeping it spoiler free!)

Tara SG -- <a href="></a>

Manderiffic said...

I have an online galley for the Iron Daughter. Do you think I need to read the Iron King first??? I might have to go get it from the library. :P

Stacy (Wicked Walker) said...

I would read The Iron King first, but then I am always one of those people that have to read series in order LOL There is a lot of background history in The Iron King that you would be missing out on.

Mrs. Vanquish said...

Awesome, honest and great review!! I just finished Iron King last night and now I'm dying to know how it's going on.. Meg, Ash and Puck. ( I have a soft spot for Puck)
August seems so damn far away, aver farther after I read this review!

angie said...

oh i just loved the first book i cant wait to hear more about puck!

lo<3 you PUCK!!

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