Book Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
First sentence: "Ten years ago, on my sixth birthday, my father disappeared."
From the back: "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."
My take: Fun, thrilling, visually descriptive. I don't know if they are making this into a movie or not, but the whole time I was reading it, I kept thinking what an awesome movie it would make. Julie Kagawa's writing is very descriptive and I enjoyed it very much. I couldn't decide which boy I was rooting for ... Puck or Ash. All I can say is I'm anxious to see the next installment in this series. This is a highly entertaining and exciting read. The author's website: Julie Kagawa.
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Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (February 1, 2010)
My rating: A