For as much as I read and listen you would think by now that I would know how to spell lol. I read at least 5 books a week there are times I have gotten up to 10 in a week.
If she would of stuck to what age group she was aiming for. One second it seemed like a fairy tale book and the next a curse word or two was being dropped. The writing was so childish there were times I almost forgot that this book was not aimed at a first grade level.
She can read very well but not act at all. Stick to what you know! When she tried to start acting out different parts from the book is when her performance was not good at all.
The only thing that is going to make me read the next book in the series is to see what happens. I hate to start a series and not finish.
My first book by Julie Kagawa was the Immortal Rules and I loved it! So I figure I give this series a shot. I was highly disappointed in the writing of this book so I assume it was one of the first she has written and hope the next book in the series is written much better. That being said if I could give this book away I would. It def would not be a keeper for me.
I did not enjoy the book.
Very disappointing. I was hoping for some excellent storytellling throught the creation of an interesting magical world - but there was none of that.
I mostly read paranormal romance books.
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.
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.
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.
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!
If it was for an older audience.... I couldnt get into this one, it gave me flash backs of high school.
I've listened to the whole Meghan Chase arc of the Iron Fey series now including The Iron King, Winter's Passage, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen, Summer's Crossing, The Iron Knight and Iron's Prophecy. Largely due to this book and, if we're entirely honest, the sale recently on the titles. I am also going to continue listening to the Iron Fey series in the new Ethan Chase arc.
Julie Kagawa paints lovely word pictures and her battles are suspenseful.
Khristine Hvam performs each character in a distinct voice which makes a conversation between characters a lot easier to follow. It also makes Grimalkin a lot more entertaining.
It was expected and inconclusive - as is expected from the first title in a series.
She does distinct voices for all the characters.
I would definitely go and see this movie. It would be beautiful and it would have insane special effects and, I have a feeling, great music.
This is good for anyone that likes love triangles, or can get past a love triangle and likes Fae stories.