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)
This book has an interesting premise, but falls short due to lack of character development and a lack of story building. You are just moved from one event to another without much emotional investment. The farther along I got in the book, the more I realized I was reading a book for preteens or young teenagers. I was soooo bored...and I bought all the books in the series...curses! The one bright spot was Khristine Hvam. She is an excellent narrator and saved this from being drivel. If you are over 14 and want to hear her read an exciting, well written series, check out the Jane Yellowrock books. If you want to read a well written YA series, read Vampire Academy.
Yes and again and again and again.
I love Khristine. I love how she brings the character's to life with her voices. Makes the book even better.
I finished this book in one weekend.
I enjoy reading -romance, mystery & paranormals. Some of my favorite audios are: Harry Potter, Fablehaven, Cat & Bones & JD Robb.
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 never read the print and think I am glad of it. I like listening better.
the cat I can't wait to hear his story; to find out who he really is.
No this is my first listen as well as my first review.
how to survive being a halfling.
As a rule I do not like first person books; I like to know what all is thinking,. I mean when I listen to the sample I though " oh no first person" but it stayed on my mind and so I went back and both the first book and was hooked. The story line has a lot of cliches but the reader make it live; if I close my eyes when they are fighting my heart starts beating faster.
The writer fails to draw you into the story where you can in vision the story while you read.
The biggest problem with this book was that the author used a very childish and simple method of storytelling. The characters had no development or personality. The main character was a whiny 16 year old that had parents that didn't care about her and would forget her birthday. But in the end her stepfather drove around for 3 months from dusk till dawn looking for her. That is just one example of the many contradictions that broke the book. The only character with any kind of personality at all was the cat, yet, like many of her characters they seem to be lackluster copies of characters from Alice in Wonderland.
She could have fleshed out her characters entirely using character sheets. Given them personalities and character growth. Her big character growth after being almost killed and chased and thousands of other problems was to not be as worried when girls made fun of her. It seems like after having gone through multiple life threatening situations she would have been more prepared to deal with those nasty people.
Often, when using the main characters voice, it sounded VERY whiny.
The faery prince, the main character, and entire summer court.
The premise of this book looked so promising! Chapter after chapter of really unhappy circumstances with out a true friend to be found! Really it gets tiring when there is not one happy minute in the book, not even in the end. Just terrible beings, doing terrible things. If the beings appear friendly or kind, it is only so they can get something out of the main character. Just not a happy book.
I completely enjoyed listening to the Iron King and plan to invest some time in the remaining editions.
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