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“The Iron Knight, was everything I could have imagined and more. Julie Kagawa has written such a beautiful series, which has come to be my favorite series of all…The Iron Fey series. No one can deny how amazing this series is, and now it is all over. Although I am sad it is over (more like...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“I havent finished but its poorly written crap.”see full review » see other reviews »
“A little bit more fantasy than i normally read but was a nice, easy read. I quickly became attached to the main characters and the adventure. Although this book kept my interest i'm not sure if it was enough to continue with the series. Possibly...”SaritaH wrote this review Friday, November 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Iron King centers around the world of the Fae, magical beings hidden from our world by glamour. It focuses on romance a little too much for my liking but it has several pop culture references and cameos from traditional mythological creatures like Mab and Titiana. Although I think Summer Knight by Jim Butcher captures the fae in a better light, Iron King is worth a read if you don't mind the gushy kiss-kiss stuff.”Emily Elizabeth Kivel wrote this review Thursday, November 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Entertaining modern fantasy about a young girl who discovers that she is the daughter of Oberon, the king of the summer fey. In her quest to find her kidnapped brother, she meets goblins, dryads, and an assortment of other magical creatures. Pretty good.”Justin J wrote this review Sunday, October 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Couldn't finish.”janelle c wrote this review Friday, October 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ What if all the stories were true? The stories about the things that go bump in the night and haunt your dreams. The things that steal away children and leave things in their place. What if you could no longer comfort yourself with the thought “they’re not real”?
In the book "The Iron King", Meghan Chase’s life has never really been the same since her father disappeared when she was six years old. Soon after, her mother packs them up and moves them to a small Louisiana town, where she remarries and has a son named Ethan. Meghan grows up an outcast in her school, with only one real friend, Robbie Goodfellow. She grows up, and things are pretty normal--at least, until she turns sixteen.
On the day before Meghan’s sixteenth birthday, things start to get weird. The family dog, Beau, attacks Ethan, and her mother and stepfather take the dog to the pound. Also, earlier that day, when Meghan was supposed to tutor her crush, Scott Waldron, in the computer lab strange messages targeted at Scott start scrolling across the screens of the computers. Scott barges out of the room, telling Meghan that she has “dug her own grave.” Meghan goes to bed, feeling horrible.
The next day, her sixteenth birthday, things start to look like they’re going to be better when Meghan’s mother promises to take her to the license branch to get her permit. But it all goes downhill when Scott sends out a horrible, embarrassing picture of Meghan. Then, when she gets home, she finds her mother laying on the ground, bleeding and unconscious, with her little brother sitting beside her. He says, “Mommy slipped.” When Ethan says this, it makes me feel afraid. Meghan’s stepfather takes her mother to the hospital, leaving Meghan with Ethan. She senses something strange about Ethan, and this feeling is justified when Ethan attacks her. Suddenly, Robbie is there, and he tells her something that changes her life forever--Ethan is a Changeling, a faery that has taken the place of Ethan, and her real brother is in Faery, the home of the faeries. Faeries are real. Meghan leaves for a life changing journey, where she learns her father was not her father, and that she is the daughter of the powerful Summer king. She also meets many strange and scary characters, including a faery prince, who she might just be falling in love with.
This is the first book in "The Iron Fey" series. The other books are "The Iron Daughter", "The Iron Queen", and "The Iron Knight". I personally enjoyed these books very much, and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy and romance novels. As soon as I finished one, I wanted to read the next. I, myself, read as much as I possibly can, and this book is probably one of my favorites. This book really made me feel like I was there, and that all of these things could really happen.
This book is probably best suited for students grade eight and above. There are some scenes that probably aren’t appropriate for anyone under that age. "The Iron King" really showed me that there are many different interpretations of faeries--from Tinkerbells to Cait Siths. "The Iron King" will draw you in and make you want to read more and more of it. This book is definitely one to keep in mind. Julie Kagawa’s The Iron King is one of those great books that comes along every once in awhile, and I strongly recommend you read it. -- Carly H.”
“Wow just wow. I can't believe it took me so long to get to this book but I'm glad I finally did. I can't wait to go read the second book!!”Delali A wrote this review Saturday, September 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
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The fey are born from the dreams and fears of mortals. As long as a fey is remembered they will remain immortal. The fey live in the Nevernever. Some choose to go back and forth between our world and theirs. Here they can feed off the dreams, emotions and talents of mortals. The only things harmful to the fey in our world is technology and iron.
What would happen if our dreams turned to technology and science? A new kind of fey is born. The iron fey. As our success with technology continues, we dream bigger and better ideas. But the iron fey are poison to the other fey and the Nevernever. Other than the obvious, being made of iron, the iron fey are too logical. Cold. Passionless.
There are several things about The Iron King that I liked. The imagery is beautiful. The storyline is interesting. The characters are strong. I love Puck's sarcastic personality. Ash is cold, yet completely scrumptious. It really is a good book. So why a low rating? There's just one thing that made a huge negative impact for me.
Meghan Chase is on a mission to save her brother Ethan. Sounds like an urgent matter, something that should be completed rather quickly right? Apparently not. There is no sense of urgency in The Iron King. Meghan could complete her mission in five days or fifty years and you get the feeling the outcome would remain the same. While this was more than a minor annoyance to me, I am looking forward to the next book in the series.”
“This book is a twist on Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' It's filled with action, suspense, and mystery. And, of course, forbidden love. I absolutely loved this book and would recommend it for everyone.”elisesblue wrote this review Monday, September 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“First book in the Iron Fey series, based on the interesting premise that humans used to believe in traditional fairies like Oberon and Titania but with the rise of technology and the fall of old fashioned beliefs a new type of fey have arisen who want to eradicate the Seelie and Unseelie courts.
Meghan's brother Ethan is kidnapped and she sets off on a dangerous search for him where friends and foes are almost interchangeable and it may be that she is more connected to the Never Never than she thought.”