Release Date: August 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Review Source: Library
Synopsis: (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, 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.
‘The Iron Daughter’ was everything I expected it to be: it was entertaining, exciting, and full of action. I thought it was a perfect companion to the first book, while still bringing in new elements. As my previous reviews of this series have stated, I’m not sure I get the romance between Meghan and Ash. I still don’t exactly buy how they “fell in love,” however I do think there were a lot of great moments between the two of them in this book. I believed in their relationship more, and I could understand Meghan’s feelings. However, I am also a huge fan of Puck, so I was glad that he was present in this book for a long period of time. In some ways I felt like this book was only there to set up the plot for the next book, yet at the same time a lot of interesting things happened. Julie Kagawa has created an intriguing faery world which is populated by villains, allies, and many characters inbetween. The ending was something I completely didn’t expect, and left me wanting even more. If you liked the first book, or even if you haven’t picked up this series yet, I would definitely recommend it!
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