Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa

Have I mentioned how much I love fairies? I love the fairy trend. While some novels read the same thing, or plots similar to Twilight, I decided to read this series, and I am very happy I read all books straight through.

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.

This was just a glorious book series to read, and the best series about fairies I have ever read! I loved Kagawa's writing, and the conflict with Puck. What I liked is how she put the whole Shakespeare spin into the story uses Shakespeare elements. The world building takes a little while to get into but the writing is what made me not want to put it down. I found Puck to be my favorite of the entire series. My favorite book in the whole series was book one, when Meghan discovers she's a fairy, however the whole teenage girl finding out she's a fairy gets pretty old when rereading it in different books all the time. I loved this series so much, and I heard Kagawa has a spin-off series from Iron Fey coming out this year. I look forward to reading more of her books.