Monday, December 23, 2013

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
2010, Harlequin Teen
Series: Book 2 of The Iron Fey

Synopsis: 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.

The Good: The concept of iron faeries continues to bring a fresh angle into this fey story. Grim and Puck carry this book which works out pretty well given the depth of the characters.

The Bad: The "romance" angle in this series makes absolutely no sense. Meaghan is borderline obsessed with Ash. It seriously unhealthy. He plays with her emotions, claiming he loves her but can't act like it for her own good. He throws a couple pretty words and quick kisses at her and it's more than enough to keep her pining away. Expect, she may have feelings for Puck, who openly cares for her. Or maybe she just likes the attention she gets from him while Ash is mistreating her. Either way, it makes Meghan really hard to like.

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