Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa Review

Title: The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey #2)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 359 pages
Publish Date: August 1, 2010
Book Type: Owned Paperback
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
ISBN: 9780373210138
Picture from Amazon
From 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.
My Review: “Love & Betrayal. A Faery World Gone Mad.” Once again, I love these covers. The font, the swirls. Awesome.
I really admire how Megan follows through with her word. She has a pretty good moral compass and she will do something if she thinks that it is right...even if she doesn’t necessarily want to do it. She’s also coming into her powers, which is always fun to read.
I thought that the character development in The Iron Daughter was done very well. Meghan, Ash and Puck became more fleshed out, but so did some of the minor characters. I don’t want to talk about them too much because it will get spoiler-y, but some of the minor characters are my favorites!
I also think that I liked the story line in The Iron Daughter even more than in The Iron King. The action seemed to be stepped up a notch since Meghan was already aware of the Faery world.
I wish the romantic aspect of the book had been a little bit more developed. I like to know why things are happening, not just that they are. Sure, Ash, is troubled and pretty and a good fighter, but why does Meghan love him so much? I need to know! But, this is such a minor complaint that it doesn’t even really matter too much.
Also, I have noticed that these books are pretty hard to review without spoilers. Alas, I’m really excited to start The Iron Queen and make my way to The Iron Knight
Have you read this series? Which book is your favorite?


  1. I haven't read the latest ones yet, but I've loved the first two books in this series. Julie really knows how to build a fascinating world and magic system. And while I'm not a super huge fan of the love triangle, everything else in these books more than makes up for it.


  2. @LoriStrongin

    I'm about 70 pages into Iron Queen now--I'm enjoying it! Julie's world building is amazing. :)


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