Without giving too much away, I will say that this book falls into a lot of standard troupes for pre-teen girl fantasy. The main character is a girl who is thrust out of the normal world into a fantastical one where she is harrowed by magical things she doesn't understand, but later comes to realize she has a power stronger than all. This book also involves dueling love interests, possible betrayals, and a number of sequels.
What I liked:
The idea of a third kingdom, the Iron Kingdom, being the magic of the future. Technology and gremlins, this idea that magic is not dead, just alive in a new way really appeals to me.
What I didn't like:
Having finished the book, I don't really remember any of the characters, just that they fit in the roles of "main girl who is fighting the good fight, but constantly in distress" or "broody super-hot boy whom main girl will eventually fall in love with and melt his frozen betrayed heart" and also "Alternate love interest who is funny and supportive, but will never get any"
In Summary, I just didn't feel engaged at all. If you are looking for something very light, this might be your cup of tea. But for me, it was just a little too light with convient escapes and character flaws. I won't be listening to this again
I would personally recommend Tithe by Holly Black if you are looking for a book with a supernatural girl, faeries, and a hott-sulky-betrayed love interest. I enjoyed it much more!
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.
I got of my typical genre for this one. I typically stick to dystopian. This reminded me of what I would expect listening to a Harry Potter audio. The voice was at time awful. Her "child" voice was like nails on a chalkboard. I'm sure its hard to do several voices of mythical creatures but it was just annoying to me. The book was mediocre. I finished it because I paid for it but I wouldnt recommend it, Maybe reading it instead of listening to it would be better.
Loved the book, loved the narration -- and I've just started book 4, so obviously I became invested in the characters. Don't let the bad reviews throw you off...I really enjoyed it.
Loved the story. Modern vs. old fantasy. It's a good time for elvenkind and their worlds.
Iron Druid series.
Yes, but there's no denying that nasally hnnng is rather annoying, especially since it comes and goes. She's a wonderful actress but at times her voice sounds like she's got the worst cold ever! She also can't pronounce the word "feral."
Not extreme, just enjoyable.
I'm always happy to find a new series. I'm looking forward to the rest of the books.
I finished the "Immortal Rules" and HAD to check out Julie Kagawa's other series, but the Fey world she created here did not really interest me. I had to force myself to finish this. The story was not bad, but not fresh either. I don't care about any of these characters and I do not feel compelled to buy the rest of the series. The narration was very well done and the reason I finished the book.
I did like this book as a diversion from the heavyweight mysteries that have so much more to them. I would give it a three at best but sometimes light is right for the moment.
A nice fantasy love story for a day when you do not wish to engage but just enjoy something light. Not for the serious minded who want an intense story. I am sure there are lots of folks who enjoy this sort of book.
I would recommend this book to my teenaged daughter.
I love the fantasy of it all. The familiarity of Oberon and Mab but with the twist of the Iron Fey is very intriguing.
The narrator does a good job of speaking for all the characters and still sounds believable.
The writer fails to draw you into the story where you can in vision the story while you read.
It just me
I am in the middle of it right now, can't wait to pick it up again.
I am not sure about her voice.. Don't love it but learning to because of story..
Look... What was that??? Did you see that??? AM I GOING CRAZY!!
NOT FOR KIDS YOUNGER IN 16.. BAD LANGUAGE!!