Meghan Chase has a secret destiny - one she could never have imagined….
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. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.
©2010 Julie Kagawa (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
“The Iron King is a must read!” (New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter)
I am a fun loving mom that enjoys a great Book!! I'm happy to have Audible with a busy life it makes it so easy to still get lost in a book!
another amazing book!! I already have Iron Princess & it's downloading right now so as soon as I'm done telling all you fine review readers that I love this book I'm going to start listening to it now!! YES IT'S A GREAT BOOK & YES I WOULD RECOMMEND IT!! YES IT'S ABSOLUTELY WORTH A CREDIT!
I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.
My wife and I listened to this book. She liked it more than I did.
There's some interesting concepts here. From the Nevernever to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream themes, this book has a lot going on. I just don't think it's executed well.
The main character Meghan is a 16 year old girl, not one of the popular girls, but she's got a few friends. She lives at home on a pig farm with her mom, step-brother and step-father. When her step-brother is kidnapped, she embarks on a quest to find him with help from her best friend Robbie, they travel to the land of the fairys to get him back. There she learns she's the daughter of Oberon, King of the Summer Court. He was none to pleased to see her arrive in the realm.
She doesn't believe her lineage, and tries to find a way out of the kingdom to find her brother. During a party she meets the son of the Queen of the Winter Court, Ash. He's the love interest, but I don't know why. She hates him at first of course, then all the sudden he's the best and Meghan loves him. I don't get it. There was no transition from disgust to love. Perhaps the best character in the story is Robbie (Robbin Goodfellow, or Puck). Too bad he gets relegated to a minor role as the story goes on. We get some back story on him and his relationship with Ash which is OK, but it's nothing too surprising.
It's got too many common themes that seem to be in YA books. Girl is a damsel in distress, she has secret powers ( that I still don't get how they work). She makes a lot of deals without thinking about the consequences.
The climax of the story wasn't much. The final fight scene wasn't epic, it started to build up, then it's over. The end, sets up book 2 nicely, but Meghan is ready to embrace her destiny now.
I think the worlds she weaves together from A Midsummer Nights dream, Labyrinth, even some Alice In Wonderland, pretty well. She puts her own twists on it, but it's not completely original. I enjoyed that part of it a lot, as well as Puck. He was by far the best character, too bad there wasn't more of him.
Khristine Hvam does another great job, but she reuses a lot of her characters from the Smoke and Bone Trilogy. It's fine, but I was reminded a lot of Karou and the others from that series. However, it works, and she did her best with some mediocre source material. There were a few inconsistencies with some of the terms that an editor could have caught, but it could be a regional thing.
Without spoiling the book, my review feels like a hot mess. I cover the important points, but
there's just not enough substance, original ideas and character development (don't let characters 180 on beliefs in a paragraph, let it develop)to make this a great YA book. It's OK, but there's better out there.
Julie Kagawa does an epic job on this series and I just love Khristine Hvams narration...She makes the Fey world come to life for me!!!!!
I want to know what happens next...I enjoyed the story, could not stop listening to it. Love the characters and the plot.
I truly enjoyed this story. The main character showed courage, strength, a good sense of loyalty and growth. In a story full of incredible creatures and fantastic worlds, I found the interesting parallel between reality and fantasy.
I like my audiobooks to be easy reads (listens). And this is exactly what this series is. The narrator does a wonderful job.
Puck, because he's that guy that all girls always want to have as a BFF.
Grim, the cat, was fun to listen to.
These faeries aren't so sweet and innocent.
I love discovering new stories while driving or working in the barn, reading voraciously since I could walk. There is no genre, just magic
I gave it a read as I love the narrator of this book. She is amazing! The story built an entire world rich in detail and depth. Great work and I highly recommend it.
a lot like the Hobbit series and Michelle Sagara's Cast in Sorrow series. Kristine Ham is great
The first chapter captivated my interest and it continued to build
Acupuncture student with a long commute to school who loves quirky horror and sci-fi/fantasy
this is the introduction to an amazing world of Fey and some great characters
I can not compare this story to many others, but it has all the right elements to real me in. It has 2 boys in love with the same girl, danger intrigue and magic. I was not sure about this series at first as this is the 1st book and it was a slow start. the next 2 books in this series left me breathless. I was driving down the freeway listening and crying and laughing and just loving this series more than I can say. Give it a try
she is one of my favorite narrators, she is excellent in this series as she was in the daughter of smoke and bone series and the beautiful creatures series
fey-ries not fairys lolI love that this was emphasized in this series
just read it, I am in my late 30's and still love this series it is not only for young adults
"My test of a good book is dreading to begin the last chapter." - Thomas Helm
I loved this book because I friends, am a dreamer. If your into the make believe, fairy worlds, knights, mischievous friends w/ cool abilities, princesses and finding out what you hoped was always true really is, this is the book for you. Hey, life, real life, its hard and serious and ugh, at times, while it's a gift, can be draining. This series takes you to a place you always hoped existed. A place that is full of magic or as they say "glammer." Now, I'd never imagioned it as life threatening but I'll take what I can get.
The only thing that made me question if I was going to like this series but eventually fell away was this; the author uses characters from A Midsummers Night Dream as a foundation. At first I thought, how unoriginal. This world is so amazing she seriously could have made up her own as all the other characters are completely her own and absolutely amazing! But, as I stated above, it fell away as I continued to read. It was a foundation to the premise that what we read is actually truth and this world exists.
I'd love to start my day as I always do only to find out I'm something so much more interesting than I thought I was.
It's got adventure, some romance, fight scenes, cool characters and a world so creative you'll want to live there.
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