Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
Iron Fey Series #2
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—ironbound 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 stuck 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'm falling in love with this series! It took a few pages for me to get back into the story and remember everything that happened perviously. Luckily, Ms. Kagawa got right on that and had brief little catch up sessions. Anyhoo, the book was full of adventure! And hints of romance and jealousy (my favorite ;) ) between Puck, Ash, and Meghan. We dive deeper into the rules of fairies and their sparkly glamours. There is really something that is so... gosh, I don't know how to explain Kagawa's writing. Light, maybe? It's so fast and fun to read, but her characters are so intense. I feel like I really know them! She writes so beautifully. I really, really, really love her books. I'm reading The Iron Queen now so I can read Summer's Crossing from PUCK'S POINT OF VIEW!! AHHHH!