Published by: Harlequin Teen
Published on: 1st August 2012
Author Info: Website/Facebook
Age Group: Young Adult
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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.
This was just as good, if not better than, The Iron King. I could not put it down. It was even more action packed, fast paced and emotional than the first book. And the ending was fantastic, it made me so happy.
We see a lot more of Puck in this book. I really like him but I'm still loving, loving, loving Ash. He is amazing. He stands up for love and doesn't care what happens.
We see a different side to Ironhorse, seeing him as brave and sensitive rather than just the enemy.
I was glad to see the return of Grimalkin, he had me laughing out loud at times with his sarcasm. I love the way he says "I am a cat" when asked how he does something.
And of course, Meghan. She is a great protagonist. Her character has grown in leaps and bounds since the beginning of the series and I don't think she's done yet. I can't wait to see how much stronger she is going to become as she really gets a hold on her magic. She is definitely one of my favourite female characters.
Julie's descriptions in this book were just as good as in The Iron King and even though there are a lot of characters, they are all so well written that there is no confusion.
This book is very hard to review without spoilers so I will leave it there.
Again, I would have no hesitation in recommending this book and will be putting it back on my shelf as a reread.
But for now, the only thing I wanted was standing right here, looking at me with an expression so open and unguarded that I thought my heart would burst out of my chest. "Don't leave," I whispered, tightening my hold. "Never leave me again. Stay with me. Forever."
The Winter prince smiled, a small, easy smile, and lowered his lips to mine. "I promise."
Now, onwards and upwards to The Iron Queen!
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