Love to read!
I don't think this book was as bad as some of the reviews, it is just meant for a much younger reader. An aspect of the book that was both a pro and a con was that there was a lot of action and the characters moved from one emergency to another. It kept the book moving forward, but there was almost too much of it. The characters were pretty unique and each had their own personality, something brought out very well by the narrator.
If I had a teenage daughter, I would recommend the book to her. It was just a little too young for me personally, but I can't fault the author or book because I chose to read a YA story.
The premise was, sorry, just like any other girl-with-secret-destiny-and-two-hot-guys book out there. The lead character was boring, indecisive, and overly emotional. Maybe it's I'm not a 16 year old boy crazy, unpopular girl who choose bad (jerk or douche) boys to crush on. The story has some potential but the lead character needs to develop more, I found myself more interested in the side characters.
I'm a MA in Theatre and love a good story. I also sometimes forget to proofread my reviews so sorry for any typos ;)
I lost count of how many times I said "Idiot" outloud while driving. This book was promising but everything in it was taken from better writers or movies. The main girl is horribly shallow, and the cast of characters are so Storytelling 101. Oh, and speaking of 101, despite interesting worldbuilding (which was mostly already done for the author - see title of my review) there were random contradictions sprinkled throughout the book.
My first instinct was to give this book a chance - after all, I do like all the movies/plays/books I listed as this author's inspiration. But after the first bit where the girl thinks something to the effect of "today, super-cute quarterback guy will finally notice me" I knew it was downhill from there. Damsels in distress are okay every now and then as long as they aren't idiotic to the point of lameness. This girl had one thing after another happen and while she appreantly has enough brains to tutor people in computers, she has no common sense to spare and is like a doe running in headlights for most of the book.
Despite all this, I heard the other books get better and I am intrigued by the world despite the horrid main character and I'll probably keep going. Oh Shakespeare, what I do for you.
I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone
i would not know never read the printed version myself
the Song of Albion by Stephen R Lawhead.
I would compare the two because both take place in a magical kingdom. though the worlds and the issues in the worlds are different, listening to this book and the strugles of someone in from our world adapting to a more vibrant, pure world.
Puck aka Robin Goodfellow aka Robbie. just how she can put fun into his voice is amazing
The only down side i have with Khristine Hvam is that several of the minor lady characters seem to have the same voice. besides that it is a amazing story from start to finish. personally I thought I had it figured out what the Iron King wanted but even at the end I did not see what his real reason was untill the end.
I couldn't get past the first several chapters and had to delete it. Total waste of money. The story was so stupid and unbelievable that I couldn't take it one more minute.
The ENTIRE story sincerely needs a complete do over. I ReAlly tried to like this audiobook. So much so, I restarted this audiobook like 5 or 6 times and just couldn't get into it... AT ALL! The narrator was ok but still, the audibook needed a miracle.
Oh well... Flarf! I will have a listen of book two in this series called 'The Iron Daughter'. Ashamed to admit it but I bought the complete series without trying the first audiobook first. Ugh! Although I'm not hopeful at all that book two will cause this series to take a turn for the better, I believe in second chances, especially since I have the whole series already. There's alot riding on audiobook two now since book one is a blurr and a hot mess!
A valiant effort!
Save yourselves! This audiobook is LAME! Don't get this audiobook.
Yes, I have recommended it already. I bought this book during an Audible sale. The one reviewer thought it to be mediocre. Since it was on sale, I thought it was a safe bet. I was surprised how much I loved it. By the end, I could not wait to buy the rest of the series. They are even better the second time. There is so much detail, you really need a second listen. It's not boring the second time, I think I liked it even better.
My favorite character was "Puck" or "Robin Goodfellow" in the first book. I loved the sense of humor of this character. The author did a good job of portraying the affection and love he had for the main character.
I think she is excellent. All the characters had a personality and life of their own. She does an amazing male voice and Grimalkin the cat was perfect! Her voice makes this book special.
Twilight in the Never Never!
The first book was good, and the next three got better and better. The story really grew in complexity, imagination, and magic. The way the friends come together for each other is a good experience. It makes you really miss them when the book is over. It's a surprisingly good love story. It's like Twilight, but with faeries instead of vampires.
and Jason Potts
This is the 3rd audiobook I have ever listened to and I absolutely loved it! It was extremely well done. Khristine Hvam did an amazing job with the voices, pacing, everything. The story was very good. Kagawa does a beautiful job building a unique, yet believable Faery world. I adored this story and the rest of the series. The Iron Fey has become one of my favorite series to date. Highly recommend at least starting with the audiobook as there are a lot of gaelic terms that could be difficult to pronounce which slows down reading. =)
I really like this story but some of the parts are frustrating. She is a little slow and getting things but it still is a great story. It is read Very well. I am looking forward to the next book.
Of course! It is a unique story that combines the upsurge of technology and waning of imagination and folklore in a fairyland setting!
I loved the Fey characters and the Ever, Ever world! Megan Chase really comes into her own as a heroine who is half human and half Fae. Her love of her brother, Ethan and persistence in trying to rescue him from Faery World is inspiring! It reminds me a lot of the movie "The Labyrinth" with David Bowie where he steals her baby half-brother to lure her to his world because he is in love with her. Combining that with the technological fey and Shakespeare's Faery court made it a wonderfully rich with adventure!