Thursday, February 24, 2011

Review: The Iron Daughter: Julie Kagawa

The Iron Daughter: Julie Kagawa

The Iron Fey: 2
Synopsis: Goodreads
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.

   This cover is very pretty.I really like how it's purple I see very few covers that are purple..
My Review:
        HMM what to say about this book?? I liked it. there some really good stuff in this book but for some reason I wasn't completely swept up in it. I know people are probably like are you crazy?? Let's start withe good! **Some spoilers** 

I really liked how Meghan was able to hold her own when she was in Mab's court. She said what she needed to say even though she was hurting inside due to Ash's coldness and all the horrors in this court. I wish I would of had more time with Sage. I had a good feeling about him, he seemed that he wasn't as cold and hard as Rowan. I really was left wanting to know what he was going to discuss with Meghan. I know this sounds horrible but I actually liked that Mab was able to freeze Meghan when she got pissed. It just made the threat of Mab more serious. She's a women of her word, you don't want to get on her bad side. 

I loved how powerful Meghan was. I had a feeling about her being able to manipulate iron. Makes me wonder what more she is capable of. I also really liked Leansihe. She gave me hope that not everything is horrible in this fairy world even though she had her own reasons. She was such an interesting character to read of. I really liked how she called everyone doll, and hun, and was creepy at the same time. Weird I know. Ironhorse was awesome. He changed so much and was so honorable. 

I had a feeling about charles as soon as he was brought into the story. I don;t know how the author will figure out how to get him out from the in between but I am definitely interested. I was surprised by the ending. I really didn't expect Ash to do that. I was shocked and happy but left really unsettled to know what the future holds for them. 

I also enjoyed that every time Meghan had to travel somewhere she wasn't almost always eaten. It was driving me crazy in the first book that every time they had to do something they were set off course because Meghan was in trouble. 

Now things that drove me crazy!!! For some reason I really don't like Meghan. I love her powers, I really like the majority of all the side characters but I am not a fan of her. I hate the way she thinks. I don't feel like she learns. Every chance she gets she offers someone a favor in exchange for any problem. It's like she looks for trouble. I like certain parts of her personality but I don't really find her to be a great protagonist. She really got weaker in a sense. You would think with the stuff she dealt with in the iron king and everything she went through in this book she would be stronger and tougher. But she wasn't. I really didn't enjoy her personal thoughts. I think Grim said it throughout the entire book. HUMAN! she is the epitome of all crazy human emotions. That's why I will give her a break because that is a very realistic trait of hers but I wish she was different. 

I really like Ash's character but the romance between Meghan and him wasn't that wonderful. I did like when they danced and Ash explained why he treated her like that but besides that. I didn't feel my heart flutter when he was near the Romance wasn't that great. It was very weak. Sometimes I didn't understand why they made such a great pair except that that's what is expected from them. 

I really did enjoy it but I don't feel as strongly towards this series. I want to finish it of course. It really is written well and has a lot of adventure but I don't think I connected well with this one. I think the problem is Meghan. I think it's a problem when you like the supporting characters way more than the protagonists. I look forward to the iron queen in hopes it will be better! 

                                                                         3 1/2


  1. I just finished reading The Iron Daughter, and I have to agree with you on some points. I liked Mab as well, and the fact that she could actually threaten Meghan was great. Also, bonus points for Meghan for not getting nearly killed every second and a half. But I just didn't like this novel as much as I liked The Iron King. I don't know why. Maybe it's the romance part that was sort of lacking - Meghan and Ash work better in book one than in this one - or it was just that I wasn't all that fond of Meghan's personality either. She seemed so...childish. Someone who survived crossing all faerielands, beating down the Iron King and spending some months at the Winter Court, should have more backbone than Meghan currently has. But I keep having hopes she might learn eventually.

    Thanks for the review, I really enjoyed it. And btw, I'm a new follower ;)

  2. Thanks for honest and balanced review!
    I understand about the favors, but it ends up helping in the end I guess.

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog