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The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

February 1st, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Borrowed from the library

Publication date: August 1, 2010

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars

Description from

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.

I was a little worried the second book in this series wouldn’t live up to the first but I was gladly surprised that I enjoyed it just as much.  The romantic tension was sizzling as Puck reveals his feelings for Meghan but Meghan and Ash are still pining for each other despite being on two different sides.  While Puck is fully healed and we see a bit more of him I still am rooting for Ash as I really don’t feel the same chemistry between Puck and Meghan as I do between Ash and Meghan.  We see more of Ironhorse and I actually became kind of fond of him.  We are also introduced to another fairy “queen” whose name I am not even going to attempt to butcher here but I wonder if and what future role she will play.

There were a lot of surprises in this book which is always nice instead of everything being totally predictable.  We finally find out the memory Meghan traded away in book 1 and it was a doozy.  I felt so bad for Meghan when she finds out what she had given up.  The ending left me wondering what exactly would happen next and I cannot wait to dive into The Iron Queen.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Fantasy, Young Adult

3 Responses

  1. Alexia561

    Enjoyed your review! I totally agree that this book lived up to the promise of the first one, and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next! I’m still on Team Puck, but I understand the appeal of Ash. Lucky Meghan!

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  2. Michelle

    The second book in this series was even better than the first! I loved it soooooo ;)

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