Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Iron Daughter - Julie Kagawa

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.


This was a really good follow-up to The Iron King.  I thought that Meghan was a little wimpier in this one, and that's the only reason I didn't give it all five stars, but even then, it's understandable.  

She's trapped in the Winter Kingdom, and Ash, the faery prince she's fallen in love with, has abandoned her.  She's lonely, she's heartbroken, and she's freezing.

But then, as summer turns to winter everywhere else, and the scepter of seasons is handed from Oberon to Mab, the Iron Fey return.  But this time, they're not interested in Meghan.  They want power.  They steal the scepter in secret, and lay the blame at Meghan's feet, starting a war between the Summer and Winter courts.

But Meghan is determined to stop the war before the people she cares about get hurt.  

This book has just as much adventure as the first one, and I absolutely adore the characters, especially a new one that stole my heart a little bit.

The world Kagawa has created continues to entice, and I am left desperate to get my hands on the next one.  I can tell why everyone is in love with this series.

Give it a try.  You will too.

Happy Reading!

-geekgirl


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