Rating: 5 stars
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, iron-bound 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 alone 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.
I love this book! It’s not often I love a book 2 in a series as much as I love book 1, but Julie Kagawa manages to do just that with The Iron Daughter! The Iron Daughter continues to hold this magical feel to it as you read. It is filled with everything you need: sexy men, action, an intriguing plot, and iron fae who might kill you. Like I said perfect! I read this book in one sitting, glued to the pages. The books really have an addictive quality that makes you crave more!
I just love the world Kagawa has created with The Iron Fae. It just captivates you right away, and pulls you right in beside the characters. Which brings us to the plot, which I continue to be awed by. I just love the idea behind it. I mean, fae plus throw in a twist with all the technology we have in the world? What is NOT to love?!?
My single complaint about the book has to deal with Meghan, the main character. I kept waiting for her to pick up a sword and fight, but instead she lets others do the fighting. Meghan, to me, always comes across as fairy smart, so to me it would just be second nature for her to join in the fight, instead of standing by.
Kagawa really plays with your emotions with The Iron Daughter. Parts of the book you’ve never been happier, others you want to cry, others you’re just angry, you get the idea. The characters are absolutely wonderful. The Iron Daughter introduces you to a variety of new characters, and I’ve come to love them all alongside all the old characters. Ash is my absolutely favorite character of the book, and I am still 100% on Team Ash!
The ending is really what did it for me. I was loving the book, but when I got towards the end it threw me over the deep end! It was just perfect. If you weren’t already flipping the pages at some insane speed already, the last chunk will send you reading at some crazy speed!
I am now pining away for the final installment in the series, The Iron Queen. I will be going through withdrawal until then. I wholeheartedly suggest you go buy The Iron Daughter, as it is absolutely amazing and will blow you away! Three little words basically sum up my feelings for The Iron Daughter: It is amazing!