Thursday, June 30, 2011

Iron King Review

Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 363
Genre: Paranormal Romance
From: Library
Synopsis: 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. 

The beginning worried me.  It was awful.  Everything was stupid and unrealistic.  Then just as I was about to give up Meghan enters fairyland and the plot immediatly starts to pick up.  I was hooked.
          The adventure was awesome.  Everywhere Meghan went there was a new obstacle to escape; a new test of their strengths.  There were several points Meghan could have turned back but she didn't give up till she had her brother.  That's why everyone likes this novel so much it is the first adventure in a long while.  The one where you leave everything behind, go to a magical land, and fight evil dragons.  That's how classics like Lord of the Rings, Narnia, and anything else you can think of are.  I'm not saying this book is a classic, and that it will become timeless; I'm saying that it's a fresh change from all of the angsty romance.  Fantasy lovers have been wanting somehting like this, and Iron King is enough Romance to let lovers of that genre love it too.
          So just hold your breath and skim through the first few chapters till you reach fairyland then let the adventure begin.

Characters- 6
Plot- 7
Suspence- 7
Theme- 6
Mood- 7
Pace- 7
Cover- 8
Overall- 7- Beginning should have been better.

Sequel: Iron Daughter

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