Monday, October 31, 2011

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa Review

Title: The Iron Knight (Iron Fey #4)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 361 pages
Publish Date: October 25, 2011
Book Type: ARC provided for review
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
ISBN: 9780373210367

Picture from Amazon
From Goodreads: My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn'darkmyr Tallyn.
I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her.
My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…
My Review: Once again, I just love how these covers all fit together. I also love how the blue swirls match Ash’s eyes. Very nice. “Soulless, Banished, but Never Forgotten.”
I struggled a bit through The Iron Queen. I had just praised Meghan on my review of The Iron Daughter and that was probably the kiss of death for me. The way she was treating Puck really annoyed me and I thought it took a long time for the action to start. The sappy love story was really played up and, unfortunately, that is not what I enjoy about this series. 
Needless to say, I was a bit nervous about starting The Iron Knight. I did end up enjoying it more than I had anticipated. I loved the interactions between Ash and Puck. I’m also glad that we got a little more insight into their characters. Grim will always be my favorite character in The Iron Fey series. He’s the best. It was nice to have the opportunity to see things through Ash’s eyes.
I always love the way Julie Kagawa paints a picture with her words. I can always picture everything that she is describing. That’s key to a good fantasy/paranormal novel. If I couldn’t picture the world these characters are living in, I’m sure I wouldn’t enjoy these books nearly as much as I do.
Also, it wouldn’t be a Julie Kagawa book if there weren’t some twists and turns when you least expect them. The Iron Knight did not disappoint in that department.
If you’ve read the rest of the series, this one is definitely a must read. If you haven’t started the series yet, you probably should.
Thanks to Harlequin Teen and Julie Kagawa for this review copy!

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this series! Yeah, I do agree that The Iron Queen started off a bit slow. But with how much I loved the first two books, I trusted Julie wouldn't disappoint!



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