“I originally bought this book as the plot summary reminded me of my favourite film, Labyrinth. While there are some similarities however, I was reminded more of other books and films. Some of the characters (for example Grimalkin) can hardly be called original but nevertheless, I found Iron King immensly enjoyable and suitable for most age groups. The descriptions are beautiful, the plot was intriging and the creatures compelling. Needless to say, I purchased the next three books in the series immediatly after finishing. If you're a fan of stories and films similar to The Mortal Instruments series, Alice in Wonderland, and Harry Potter, buy this book! ”PhoenixEmber “I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things.” -Gerard Way <3 wrote this review Friday, April 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“forbidden love, romance and adventure. i liked it ”Bre wrote this review Sunday, November 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a fantastic read & will be a fabulous series.
Meghan was a supposedly normal teenage girl. Had the normal issues at school & at home. Until close to her 16th birthday she started seeing things out of the corner of her eye. Things that couldn't possibly be real, creatures that couldn't possibly exist. Her 4 year old step-brother kept seeing things & she just thought it was his imagination, until this one day she arrived home to find her mother lying on the floor covered with blood. Her little brother was standing near by & attacked her. This was very strange, then her best friend Robbie revealed the world that was hidden from her for 16 years. Her little brother, Ethan was switched for a changeling. Meghan is now on a mission to find her brother no matter the cost.
Robbie takes her to his world. Filled with strange creatures. She finds her true father, the King of the Seelie Court. She discovers love prince of the Unseelie Court traveled with a Cheshire cat. Discovers she has powers. All amazing considering she didn't know any of these existed a couple of days ago.
Meghan has to fight her way through everything. She has help from Robbie, the dark prince Ash & the cheshire cat Grim. They are looking for the Iron King & his realm. He has kidnapped her brother.
This was an amazing book, with amazingly imaginative ideas of faeries & their kingdoms. It was full of action & teenage love. Can't wait to read the next installment, The Iron Daughter. ”
“I love this book!”Marisa B wrote this review Monday, March 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“If reading are looking for a "never put down" kind of book, The Iron King, and/or Iron Fey Series written by Julie Kagawa, is a must read. "Meghan Chase has a destiny, one she could never have imagined." Meghan's father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. Twenty-four hours before she turns sixteen, a dark stranger, Ash, begins watching her from a distance, and her prankster best friend, Robin Goodfellow (Puck from A Midsummers Night Dream, by William Shakespeare) becomes super protective. Everything she's known completely changes. She soon learns that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king, Oberon. She searches all throughout the Faery Kingdoms, summer and winter, looking for her little brother, who has been kidnapped. Plus more. This book was fantastic! Its perfect for anyone who is into the fantasy/romance/teen novels. Anyone from thirteen up would most likely read this book more then once. However, if someone is not into the whole faery idea this book would not fit their fancy. Its one of those book that its hard to put down. I would recommend this to everyone. All of Julie Kagawa's books are great and very well written.”KendraT wrote this review Thursday, November 1, 2012. ( reply | view 1 replies | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Favorite character is Ash without a doubt”Eileen WeepingAngel M. wrote this review Tuesday, October 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is about Megan Chase, a girl who discovers her best friend’s true identity and goes into a magical world on an adventure. She looks for her brother, meets new creatures along the way and finds out the truth about herself and who she really is. Will she find who she is looking for? Read this book to find out. I recommend this for people who enjoy fantasy, action and a bit of romance. -Michelle”Kirr Scholars wrote this review Tuesday, October 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What an adventure! It reminded me of a darker 'Alice in Wonderland' within the world of the devious fey who are just as likely to charm you as they are to lure you to certain death.
Now, an important rule in fantasy is that is has to be believable inside the rules of it's own universe. This is explains that whereas there might be magic you can't just magically defy death. Unfortunately, this is where Iron King fails for me. **minor spoilers ahead** For example; an important character is stabbed in the back, but manages to fight and run around, then proceeds to magically heal ten minutes later!
Also, Kagawa forms a romance containing someone fey who has few human-qualities, such as compassion, love (without a hidden agenda) and sorrow (expressed in other ways than vengefulness). Consequently, Kagawa thought up a character who lost much of his fey elusiveness along the way. It was a necessity for a believable romance to develop, but I wish Kagawa would've done it in such a way that didn't hint that the fey deep down are human.
Lastly I'll comment on the protagonist, which I found mostly likable, but at times her behavior didn't correlate to the personality Kagawa tried to portray. An example: For someone who'll do everything for the people she loves, she cares awfully little about the fact that her best friend has been transformed into an animal and caged because of her actions...
But don't be deterred by my critique! Iron King is a great adventure and I will certainly read the sequel!”