Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

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.
This is the sequel to The Iron King which I reviewed recently (just click on the title to see that review).  In this book Meghan finds herself at the winter court, not too long after the first book. She finds herself very alone and not knowing who to trust. A new threat looms and it is up to her to figure out what is really going on at court and within the faerie realm.

In this book, we see more of what court is like for Ash and how he survives. We also get to see Meghan grow up a bit more and mature. And those that love Puck, need not worry. He is there in all his mischief glory. And I was happy when Grimalkin shows up. You know I just love that cat. We also find new enemies and old as well as a few new friends all told from Meghan's point of view. The adventure they embark on is exciting and had me glued to the book until the end. This is also a very emotional book, so those wishing to stay stoic when reading a good book, be warned.

I'd have to say that I actually enjoyed this book more than I did the first one. I give it 4 1/2 stars and highly recommend this book! The publication date is Aug 1, 2010. If you can't wait that long, remember that Winter's Passage is due out shortly. So, maybe it will tide some over for a while. I can't wait for the Iron Queen. Julie Kagawa has a fan in me for this series.

I received this galley from netgalley.


  1. Great review and so wanting to read this book now.

  2. Oh yay, lots of things to look forward to. I can't wait to dig in. Thanks for the review.

  3. Rare when the sequel is better than the first book.

    I walked by this book in B&N I'm so ashamed I didn't pick it up, instead I bought grammar for dummies (true story) :(

  4. Maybe I'll hold off on Iron King until the sequel comes out; that way, I can read both without a break. Am I spoiled? Yeah, probably.

  5. @ K.C. Sounds like a book I need! :) Maybe you'll win it with one of the bloggers who is giving it away.

    @Stephanie... So far there will be 3 in the series with Iron Queen as the 3rd (not counting the novella). That should be published in Feb 2011. However, the first 2 didn't end in a cliffhanger so they will stand on their own. :)

  6. I know I haven't read Iron King yet, but I had to stop by and read what you thought of this one. I am glad to hear you enjoyed it more than the first one. Not many times that happens. :) Great review. Thanks!

  7. Oh my!! you have this one too! Wow!!

    Enjoyed it more then the first!? That is great news!=)

  8. @Mel and Chas... I can't wait for Iron Queen. Too bad it's not out until next year. :(


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