Title: The Iron Daughter
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey
Previous Book(s) Review(s):
1. The Iron King
Date Started: September 29
Date Finished: October 1
Format: ebook from the digital library
Meghan Chase has upheld her end of the bargain that she made with the Unseelie Court Prince, Ash, and has come with him to the Winter Court. But that was weeks ago, and Meghan hasn’t seen him since. She’s been trapped in Court waiting for Queen Mab to summon her, but while she’s waiting she’s been having strange dreams about her battle with King Machina. Finally Mab does summon her to ask her what exactly happened and even when she tells the tale, the Queen doesn’t believe her until Ash shows up to back up her story.
After what happened on their way back to the Winter Court, you would think that Meghan would realize that Ash’s indifference to her is to protect her, but she automatically jumps to conclusions and forgets her place. Embarrassed and heartbroken she tries to steal herself away from Ash’s harsh words and continue her life at the Court. But that’s hard to do when she’s in love with Ash, Rowan – Ash’s brother – is hanging around, and the whole Winter Court wants her dead. But it isn’t until she goes for a walk with Sage – Ash’s elder brother – after the Scepter of the Seasons is transferred to the Winter Court’s power, that things get a little dicey. Members of the Iron Fey show up in the throne room and attack. Prince Sage tries to fight but is killed and the fey take the Scepter.
The Queen is less than pleased and believes that it was a ploy by the Summer Court and declares war. Meghan tries to dissuade the Queen and tell her what really happens, but because she’s a member of the Summer Court the Queen doesn’t believe her and freezes her alive for her insolence. Ash rescues her, but has to fight his brother Rowan to allow her to escape. He becomes a fugitive and it’s revealed that Rowan is working with the new Iron King to destroy all the old fey.
So The Iron Daughter made me feel really excited that I gave The Iron King another chance. It was action packed, heartbreaking in some scenes, funny in others – I still love Grim’s reason for everything “I’m a cat,” – and intriguing. I loved the character of the Outcast Queen – her name is so complicated to spell – and was kind of intrigued by why Charles took such an interest in Meghan.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Meghan’s reaction to Ash’s rebuke at the beginning of the book was kind of pathetic. She should have known that was coming and yet… Another freaking love triangle! Jeez. These piss me off so much, especially because it was Puck her friend! Why can’t guys and girls just remain friends with no romantic feelings towards each other in fiction? It’s possible! And the ending was just amazing. I’m curious to see what happens in the next book.
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