Friday, August 20, 2010

Review THE IRON DAUGHTER by Julie Kagawa

Published August 1st 2010 by Harlequin Teen (first published July 27th 2010)

Paperback, 368 pages

Placement in Pile: Top Picks

Summary: Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron Fey, iron-bound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her. Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's alone in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

Review: In a rare feat, this sequel was actually better than the first one. I couldn't put it down, and ended up reading late at night, and in the car on the way to a dinner party with my kids and hubby because I was determined to finish it! I don't want to say too much, so it doesn't spoil stuff for you, but this book makes my frustrations with reading Winter's Passage (the "in-between" novella you have to pay about $2.50 to buy an ebook online to read) worth it. This book takes you up, down, twists you up, spits you out, leaves you breathless for more and has heart stopping romance to boot. If you haven't started this series yet, you'd better go do it now! I can't wait for the final one. For now, I think I'm going to go reread some of my favorite parts of this one again... including the ending! Yay! A second book that has an ending I LOVED!


Aubrey said...

Thanks for the review and the info on the online story!

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