zaterdag 19 mei 2012
Review The Iron King
Title: The Iron King
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Iron Fey
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Adventure
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.
This story is about Meghan Chase, an almost 16 year old girl who lives with her family on a farm. When her little brother is kidnapped by fairies, she and her best friend Puck try to rescue him out of the NeverNever, the world of fey. The NeverNever is a really magical, mystical place created by stories of people. A lot of the mythical characters are based on the story of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by Shakespeare. I never read this book, but these characters are really great.
Like Puck for example, who is really funny and a real friend to Meghan. And Meghan, she does everything in her power to rescue her brother. But I never got a real bond with these characters. And that bothers me a lot. They were great but I didn’t get the feeling that I get with characters in other books I read.
What also bothered me, was the first part of this book. It was really slow and took me a long time to read. But when I got through the first 200-something pages it really got better and better.
That’s the reason I want to read 'The Iron Daughter'. And because I really like the fairy world. Because Kagawa did a great job by creating this world. And I really hope that I get a chance to really get a bond with these characters.