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  • The Iron King: The Iron Fey, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Julie Kagawa
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1285)
    Performance
    (958)
    Story
    (969)

    Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home. When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change. But she could never have guessed the truth--that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war.

    Arwen says: "I found this mediocre"
    "Eh....."
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    This story had a promising storyline. However, the author could not seem to keep track of her story. Contradictions expounded. The world was unbelievable despite the fact that the author pretty much ripped her fantasy world from more creative authors. The characters had no soul, (Puck's character was saved only by the talented narration). While I can forgive improper english and swearing for the sake of the character/story/setting etc., the authors use of expletives left me remembering that swearing is for those that don't have the vocabulary to express how they truly feel. Save yourself the wasted time and read something with heart.
    A few titles that I do recommend in the YA fantasy realm:
    A Wrinkle in Time + any and all books by Madeleine L'Engle
    Sabriel and Lirael by Garth Nix
    the Septimus Heap books by Angie Sage
    The Demon King by Cinda WIlliams Chima
    Tyger Tyger (skip the sequel however) by Kersten Hamilten
    His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

    28 of 30 people found this review helpful

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