The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)-Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication date: February, 2010
MEGHAN CHASE HAS A SECRET DESTINY— ONE SHE COULD NEVER HAVE IMAGINED…
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.
But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.
This is one series that I put off reading, because I figured I wouldn't like it because I hate faeries. Oh, how wrong I was! I bought The Iron King as a birthday gift to myself a few months back and I have to say that I'm really enjoying the series so far.
Meghan's a little off when we meet her. People don't really like her at school, and her friend Robbie is a bit of a loner too, but he's her only true friend so she'll take what she can get. Her family life's okay, her parents a bit distant, but she has a beloved younger brother. Suddenly it's her birthday and the world she knew crashes down around her.
She's swept away to the faery world and discovers her true identity. I loved how the author turned a traditional faery story on its' ear. There are elements to the Iron Fey universe that are truly original, and I loved every minute of this book! I rushed to get the next two books in the series out of the library so I can get caught up.
PS-Team Puck, all the way!