Throwback Thursday | The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

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Format: Paperback, 384
Published: Feb 1st 2010
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
ISBN: 9780373210084
Age Range: 16+
Rating: 2/5
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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.


I wasn’t as large a fan of The Iron King as Autum was (See her review here). It was the world that I didn’t like as much, and I think it was solely because I am not as familiar with the terms used in fantasy books like this. I found myself frequently googling terms and types of fae.

Meghan is a strong female character who I would love to be friends with in life. She has a lot of love for her family and is really true to herself. Unfortunately, she has been born into a family with a lot of secrets, which is what causes her some issues.

I gave this book two stars because Kagawa’s writing is beautiful and the story itself is solid. However, it just wasn’t the type of book I really enjoy or get sucked into. I actually feel a little guilty about this because on a reader stand point the book was solid. Sometimes you have to rate a book based on your personal feelings and connections to a book and I was just missing that deep connection.

I will not continue through the series, but if you love fantasy you will probably love this series! Please don’t hate me!

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