The Iron Daughter (Harlequin Teen)-Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: August, 2010
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.
If you haven't read The Iron King, there are spoilers here!
After I finished The Iron King I had to reserve the next two books in the series from the library! If it's possible, I loved this book more than the first! The adventure is more high-stakes, as is the love story. I'm not going to lie, I'm Team Puck all the way and I enjoyed their scenes together. Perhaps I'm just too old, but I don't dislike Ash, but I'm not that crazy about him as a match for Meghan either. Sometimes it seems as though Meghan chooses him because of the 'omg we can never be together!' factor, which is a little annoying. But then again, I'm not a teenager. :grin:
That said, this book was a stand-out, and I'm so glad that I finally caught onto the awesomeness of this series!
The Iron Queen (Harlequin Teen)-Julie Kagawa
My name is Meghan Chase.
I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.
This time, there will be no turning back.
I adore this series, and I have to say that The Iron Queen takes the Iron Fey to the next level. There's more action, romance and Meghan really grows as a character.
I will say that Ash grew on me a bit in this book, I still prefer Puck (can't help it, call it the Duckie syndrome if you must) but I'm starting to see the appeal of Ash.
I started reading Summer's Crossing right after I finished this book and I'm dying for the next installment of this fantastic series. Seriously, if you haven't read this series yet, now's a perfect time to start.