Thursday, December 31, 2015

Review: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey, #2)
Title: The Iron Daughter
Series: The Iron Fey, #2
Author: Julie Kagawa
Category: Fantasy/Romance
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.

Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

My Review

The Iron Daughter was a lovely second book in the series. Being tossed back into the world that Kagawa created was enchanting, enticing, and wonderful. Seeing Meghan grow, getting to know Ash better, and experiencing more of the Nevernever was worthwhile. And where the book ended has left me wanting more!
“From the moment you stepped into the nevernever, you've been my undoing. I should never have agreed to that contract."
I really did miss this world, so getting back into it was an amazing and delightful experience. The second book didn’t have the usual drudge that second books in series experience. 

Within The Iron Daughter readers get a pretty nice glimpse and insight of all the characters. Ash, though distant at first, eventually does opens up and allow his true emotions to show. Which I loved.  Meghan is of course forced to face even more trials and tribulations to gain what she wanted, to do what she feels is right. She powered through, like always. Something I greatly admire about her. Even Puck, I felt, showed a different side of him. Each one grew and developed, showed me more of who they are. 
“The stubborn fool is walking now, and even challenged Robin to a sparring match this afternoon. I stopped them, of course, though Robin was only too happy to fight him, the idiot.” 
The book has many twists and turns, just like the first one. The pacing fast and the action in a never ending sequence of events.  And though, like the first book, I felt that things did  happened a bit too rushed for my liking; however, the book still held my attention and captured my emotions. 

The growth of the story and the characters are worthwhile to watch. There were events that really broke my heart and others that really made me happy. Though I did figure out a few of the plot twists and events that took place, I enjoyed the book thoroughly.  I really can’t wait to pick up the next one. 


  1. Great review! I've only read the first book in this series and really want to read the rest. Even though it got to be predictable, I'm glad you still enjoyed it.

    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  2. I enjoyed the characters and world in this series as well

  3. This is definitely my least favorite of the series but I still loved it. I can't wait for you to read the next one! That one kills it. Great review!

  4. Is this your first time reading these Magen? Ahhhh! I love this series. I think I'm with Teresa though. I don't think this was my favorite. I'm with her- the next one- SO. MANY. SWOONS. Hahaha.

  5. Happy 2016!
    This is an awesome series. I'm glad you're enjoying it and looking forward to reading the next book.

  6. This is such an amazing series! And though this wasn't the best installment, I promise they get even better! Gahhhhh, you make me want to re-read them. lol Awesome review, sweet friend! Love you BIG! xoxoxo


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