Revisited: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

TheIronKingTitle: The Iron King
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey
Date Originally Started: June 25, 2012
Date Originally Finished: June 27, 2012
Format: ebook from the digital library

So as I said before, I’ve read this book before back in June 2012. Back then I didn’t really care for it, and didn’t read more into the series. But one of my friends told me that I should give it another chance, so I picked it up again, and she was right.

Meghan Chase feels invisible and like she doesn’t belong. Her mother barely pays her any attention, her stepfather Lucas acts like she doesn’t exist, and her fellow classmate think she’s just a nerd/hillbilly from the swamp. Except for her friend Robbie and her brother Ethan, she feels alone. That is until weird things start happening. She seeing thing that aren’t really there, or so she thinks. Her family dog acts weird and attacks Ethan, and Ethan isn’t acting like himself. It isn’t until Meghan’s birthday that Ethan really starts acting peculiar and attacks her.

It turns out that her brother isn’t really her brother, a changeling has taken her brother’s place and her brother has been taken to Faeryland. Side note: seriously out of this wonderful universe where you have names like Oberon, Tatiana, and Machina, that’s what you name your universe? Robbie agrees to take her there because as it turns out he’s also from there and they begin their quest.

The one thing that stuck with me after the last time I read this book was the fact that Kagawa incorporated characters from A Midsummer Night’s Dream into the universe and made Oberon Meghan’s father. The character of Ash was an interesting one. He’s from the Unseelie Court and yet, he’s really kind to Meghan and that kiss! Wow. I’m kind of intrigued to see what happens between the two of them in the next book. He had a point, the two courts are not going to be happy about this. And why are the courts at each other’s throats most of the time?

Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I’m curious as to why I didn’t like this book as much last time I read this, but I’m glad I gave it another chance.

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