Late Night Review: The Iron King

Title: The Iron King
Author: Julie Kagawa
Purchased: Amazon Kindle Fire
Date Read: March 1

★★★

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.


I found this book to be extremely predicable. I was hoping for more of a wow factor.

I hope that wasn’t too disappointing of a statement because as predictable as I found this story I was also intrigued by it. An entire world was crafted alongside the realm that we as humans live in, allowing for a more in depth plot.

I did enjoy the whole evil step mom queen and over bearing father aspect to the book. It was completely unexpected to have her be accepted in to the fairy world as well as be discovered to be powerful. I was not a huge fan of Meg, she was just mehhhh for me. I did like her way of being, if that makes sense, she was a very selfless character, always putting others in front of herself. She was willing to put those she loved above herself and that is a quality that I liked in her character but I just didn’t love her.

I felt that there was too much of summary, too many other species that honestly do not matter. The reader was just bogged down with facts about the realm that were so irrelevant in the first 80% of the book that it was hard to enjoy it.

The story really picked up for me when Ash entered because who doesn’t like a hot ice Fairy?! I think that he is what makes the story interesting (finally). There is another obvious love triangle which I find just redundant.

Anyway, I didn’t dislike this book enough not to try the next one (which I already started reading) I just found this was too realm building based, so I hope the next one is different.

xox Cat

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