Title: The Iron King
Series: The Iron Fey #1
Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Faeries,
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: January 2010
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The Iron King is the start of a lovable YA series about Faeries. Most YA book with similar plots start out with the main character, in this case Meghan Chase, thinking that her life is somewhat boring or hard. Only to realize that the original life she had was super easy compared to what she is now facing. Which is a life of folklore, magic and crucial future, that may get both her families in trouble or worse.
What The Iron King has going for it is likable characters. As we travel through the book we meet characters reminiscent of Alice In Wonderland, The Wizard Of Oz, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. The story is quick paced although sometimes too quickly as scenes whirlwind by. What I like about it is there more real life folklore brought to the story that some authors leave out of there fictional faerie stories.
I mentioned that The Iron King was a little too quickly rushed. Now that might be because I read it too quickly but I think it may be because I wanted more description in some scenes. Now while I did like the book I was a little bored by the plot because I have read it in so many other fictional faerie or witch books.
I did more than a little liked The Iron King, which is the first book in a series called The Iron Fey. It is a book for teens. Written with a teen in the lead. Fans of Alice in Wonderland would probably really enjoy this adventure too.