Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Book Review: The Iron Daughter
The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey, book 2) by Julie Kagawa.
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 ...more 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.
Meghan may be a half-blood of the Summer court, but with her whole world in darkness her heart is turning to ice. Will the boy she loves return to her? And which of the two young men in her life will she choose in the end? The Iron Daughter is the second book in the Iron Fey series. I absolutely loved The Iron King, the first book in this series, and have been anxiously awaiting this release. I was not disappointed. Julie Kagawa is a fantastic world builder and in this book we are able to learn more about the Iron Fey and their influence on the human world. We also learn more about the politics of the Seelie and Unseelie courts and the outcasts of Faerie. The Iron Daughter is shrouded in darkness, with something sinister always lurking in the shadows, but the ray of light is Meghan's loyalty to those she loves. Meghan's affection and loyalty are her strength, yet what will happen when her heart is pulled in more than one direction? A fabulous paranormal romance with a heartrending love triangle balanced with the suspense and action of urban fantasy.
I recommend The Iron Daughter to readers of paranormal romance, fantasy, urban fantasy, faerie fiction, and especially to fans of the Iron Fey series.
Source: This book was purchased by me for review.
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E.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the IVY GRANGER, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, and the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian Gothic horror series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines. Her novels are available worldwide in multiple languages.