Books that I read

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Sorry for another book review. I have no intention to turn this blog into book reviews blog but I find this book very interesting and would like to share it.

Do you like Harry Potter? Do you like Narnia? If you do, you may like to read this Iron Fey series from Julie Kagawa. It is in the category Fiction for young adult. Book 1 from the series is The Iron King. So far there are four books written for this series.

Meghan Chase is turning 16 years old. When she was 6 years old, her father has disappeared. After that her mother married another man and move to different town. Her mother gives birth to a boy from the second marriage and he is 4 years old now. Despite her stepfather does not treat her very well, Meghan loves her half brother, Ethan very much.

Meghan does not fit very well in the school. However she has a very good friend, Robbie who always stay by her side and protect her.

One day, Ethan acts very differently and Robbie told Meghan that it is not Ethan. The real Ethan has been kidnapped by someone from the faery world. Meghan wants to go to the faery world to bring her brother back home. And it changes the rest of her life.

There are two courts in the faery world - Summer court and Winter court. There are faeries in the mortal (or human) world too. But human cannot see them. Meghan actually is the daughter of the King of the Summer Court, Oberon. And her identity made her the most wanted person in the faery world. Robbie is Oberon's servant whose duty is to protect Meghan. 

During her journey to save her brother, Meghan met with a cat, Grimalkin and Prince Ash, third son of the Winter court who wants to take Meghan to the Winter Court Queen. They found out that Ethan is captured by a mysterious faery Iron King, who is not from neither Summer court nor Winter court. Meghan has to face him alone in order to save her brother, as no other faery can do that.

The whole book is full of actions. Things happen one after another. Meghan is a smart and very brave girl. And she does not hesitate to sacrifice herself in order to save the people that she loves. Her adventures with the faeries made her dull human life much more interesting but it is also a very expensive price to pay.

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Note: I have the eBook version of this book. Leave a comment to this post if you are interested. 


Oliveoylz said...

Happy New Year to you and family! Am so impressed with the number of books you've read. I didn't even read a single book in 2010. tsk tsk. Err...reading magazines does not count right? hehe.

Alice Law said...

Ohhh... very interesting book, I love this kind of storyline! Did Meghan and Robbie finally get together, this story just give me an impression that they will become lovers!^-^

Simply reading your review got me excited too! Please continue with your book review, I love it!

Have a nice day ahead my friend!

Alice Law said...

Wait a minute, you have e book and it's FOC?! I'm darn interested, do email me at if you were free!;D

Anonymous said...

wow! sound like a totally must read, can u please email me the ebook too??
thank you.whenever u r free ya

cheeyee said...

Olive - Regardless books or magazines, I think still count gua. Hahaha!

Alice Law - Find out yourself if Robbie and Meghan finally get together or not. :)

Goldflower - Hope you like it. :)

Alice Law said...

The prince... Ash?! Not Robbie? I'm getting excited now! Thanks for the E Book, I'll tell you how I love the story later!;D

Daddy said...

Hi. Just dropping by to wish you a very happy new year.

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