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The Iron King – Julie Kagawa

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Synopsis:

Meghan lives a fairly typical teen-outcast life. She seems to be invisible to those around her, even her stepfather Luke. The only people who truly share in her life are her baby brother Ethan and her best friend Robbie.

On her sixteenth birthday she is thrilled to be able to finally spend time with her crush. He has to notice her if she is going to tutor him, right? But when things go horribly wrong during their tutoring session she may wish to never be seen again.

Not only did things go horribly wrong with her long time crush, now she is seeing strange things, a tiny laughing creature that seemed to take over her tutoring session, a strikingly beautiful boy on horseback, a creepy long limbed creature in her brother’s room. However, it is not until she gets home that she realizes what she is seeing. Her brother, who had been fine that morning, seems different. When Robbie shows up with celebratory wine he had promised he also delivers her the news that will change everything about her life from that day forward. Her brother was not her brother at all but a fey changeling.

Review:

Oh. My. Goodness.

I am so excited that this novel is such a throwback to the classic fey stories and characters we all know and love. I was absolutely thrilled to see Kagawa’s interpretation of the Seelie and Unseelie courts and of the new steam punk mixed with something so classic and tying them together! I cannot wait to pick up the next in the series.

Favorite Quotes:

First of all, let me say it was so hard to limit this list because there are some truly hilarious moments in this novel and second, I apologize for the language but I couldn’t stop laughing at these parts.

“Oh, we’re playing nice now? Shall we have tea first? Brew up a nice pot of kiss-my-ass?” 
― Julie Kagawa, The Iron King

“Touch her, and I’ll freeze your testicles off and put them in a jar. Understand?” 
― Julie Kagawa, The Iron King

“Ladies and Felines,” he stated grandly, grasping the doorknob, “Welcome to Tir Na Nog. Land of endless winter and shitloads of snow.” 
― Julie Kagawa, The Iron King

Recommendations:

Wicked Lovely – Melissa Marr
Unenchanted – Chandra Hann
Tithe – Holly Black
Frostfire – Amanda Hocking

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Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Book Reviews

 

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