domingo, 4 de diciembre de 2011

The Iron King, Julie Kagawa

Name: The Iron King
Author: Julie Kagawa.
Series: Iron Fey 1.
Publisher: Harlequin Teen.
Format: Ebook
Pages: 280 pages.
About the author: Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel. When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a real job.
To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dogtrainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full-time.
Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and the latest addition, a hyper-active Papillon puppy.

Where can you buy it:
Barnes and noble
Book depository

What goodreads says:

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.

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My opinion:
I read this book as part of the BNC of the month of November. These girls choose the most amazing books for reading each month and on special holidays and I'm getting the opportunity to read books that other wise I might not of picked up or would of sat in my pile of TBR books for months before I got to read them, so thank you!!! Also a special thanks to James Vallesteros who each month does a drawing of a favorite character of the book andturns them into bookmarks for keeping. They are amazing!!!

I can see this series quickly becoming my new obssession :) As it has everything. Magic? Check. Beautiful magical creatures, and not so beautiful? Check. An interesting plot line that keeps you haning on for more? Check. A beatiful princess? Check. A prince in disguise? Double check (Ash gets a double check because he is just simply amazing)
The books plot is a fairy tale, but it's more like an original one rather than the disney ones, it's full of horror and fantasy, and true love and happy ending aren't garanteed, and everything and everyone has a price.
Julie Kagawa is an amazing storyteller and keeps you interested in the story right from the begining.
Meghan is the main character, an outcast at school her only friend is Robin. But one day she returns to school to find that her little half brother Ethan has been kidnapped, by Fae. Meghan is loyal and is willing to do anything to save the ones she loves, including sacrificing herself.
So with Robin's help she travels to Nevermore, the land of the Fae, where she is in for a few surprises.
Robin better known as Puck is a jocker and Meghan's best friend, he also hides a secret.
And then we have Ash, dark, handsome and a prince (sigh) he is kind of the antihero who turns out good, more or less. I was crying my eyes out when he told Meghan why he hated Puck!!
And Grimalkin he is amazing he kind of reminds me of the Chesire cat from Alice in Wonderland, in the fact that their both amazing cats :)
I loved the references to Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare and I'm going to have to re-read that one sometime soon, once I find it^^ I'm sure it's somewhere on my shelfs... If not I'll rebuy it.
And of course we have the enemy, in form of the Iron Fae born from the dreams of technology of the humans they are mortal to "normal" Fae.
Will Meghan be able to save her brother and not loose herself or anyone she loves in the process? Read and find out, you won't be deceptioned.
I give it 5 stars.
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