Saturday, June 2, 2012
Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
It took me awhile, obviously, to get in to the story. I liked Meghan but was never quite sure about the cast of characters around her. Were they friends or were they foes? Perhaps they were both. Magical things happened, battles broke out, faeries appeared/disappeared, friends were hurt then healed. Typical stuff of fantasy writing. Then I perked up. The plot tilted to the right when technology entered the storyline. I found this bit to be very imaginative and almost comical, certainly not what I was expecting. In the end the book proved to be very satisfying and I admit that I do want to read the sequel, The Iron Daughter.
This whole series has been a steady favorite in my library for the past two years. It is also a strong contender as an addition for my Nifty-Fifty Cart, which I stuff with 50 tried-and-true good books. The cart is getting a make-over this summer with about half the titles being swapped out. First books in series are popular additions because they keep readers coming back for more!
If you have read The Iron King and other books in this series I'd love to hear from you. Do you think I should add this to my nifty-fifty cart? How are the other books in the series in comparison to this one?