Monday, October 24, 2011

The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa

I fell madly in love with this series, more so with every book that I read.

The Iron King: This was the first dark fantasy I had ever read. When I thought of faries before this series I thought of tinkerbell and pixie dust. After reading this series I think, what a whimp! This book opened my eyes to the dark side of the fey, and I loved it!! At first, I admit, I was a little hesitant. I tend to get scared very easily, and the first half of the first book was fairly intense. Once you continue on the journey with main character, Megan Chase, you soon become accustomed to it and I felt no longer scared of the story.
The characters introduced into this book were Megan Chase, a girl who believes at first that she's just a normal human girl; but she is far from it. She soon discovers she is the half-daughter of Oboron, the summer faerie King. After her discovery her world takes on a whole new life and introduces many amazing characters a long the way.
Puck, or Robin Goodfellow (you may know from the almighty Shakespear's A Midnight's summers dream) joins Megan on her journey, leading her into the NeverNever for the first time.
Soon in her time in the faerie land, Megan discovers the Winter Prince, Ash. From then on the story unfolds seamlessly into a magical adventure of love, loyalty, and friendship.

The Iron Daughter: Without spoiling anything, I will say that the characters in this book remain the same as those from the first.
Only new brilliant adventures take place, and this book is filled with a love story that makes you swoon. Gremalkin, the humdrum cat, soon became a favorite of mine in this book. This book was in no way a dissapointing sequal to the first.

The Iron Queen: This book was an absolute thrill, if you were ever thinking of not reading this series I am telling you now, the third book makes it all worth while. I laughed, I cried, I swooned, I loved. Megan Chase matured a great deal through the series, and she really shined in this book. If I ever found her character flawed before, I found it beautiful now. I felt immense closeness with all characters, even the Ice Prince.

All I can say about this series is that it is a must read!

The fourth book in the series, The Iron Knight comes out the 25th
of October, and I am more than excited! This story is told from the
Viewpoint of Ash, the Ice Prince himself.