Saturday, 21 May 2011

Book Review: The Iron Daughter

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—ironbound 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 stuck 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.

In The Iron Daughter, Julie Kagawa returns readers to magical world of the fey, where the appearence of a new Iron King threatens to detroy both the Seelie and Unseelie courts. One of my favourite things about this sequel to The Iron King was the comeback of some of its lovable characters like Grimalkin, Puck, and of course Prince Ash. Not only does The Iron Daughter bring back characters from the first novel, but also introduces some new ones which will quickly steal any readers heart, such as poor Charles the musician.

In a lot of the other reviews for this book that I have read online, readers have stated that they found the second book in the Iron Fey series to be even better than the first. Unlike these reviewers, I am somewhat hesitant to immediatly agree to this statement.  Although I did enjoy The Iron Daughter very much, I didn't find it quite as gripping as The Iron King. The ending definatly threw me in a huge loop, however, and I will be absolutely reading the third book to find out what happens next!

In general, I would most definatly recommend this book, especially to those who have read and enjoyed The Iron King! You will without question relish this return to the faerie world, although I wouldn't put your hopes up that it is absolutley better than the first novel.

Rating: 4 Stars


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