by Julie Kagawa
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.
For some reason, it's taken me forever to get around to writing this review. The storyline picks up where The Iron King left off with Meghan having to fulfill her end of the deal she made with Ash (The Winter Prince).
I did find this slightly slow to start with, but when the storyline picked up, it picked up fast and it made up for the start of the book. I enjoyed this one more than the first book.
Meghan was a completely different person in this book. The situation she was in at the start caused her to change slightly and become more reserved. But throughout the rest of the book we got to see the real Meghan Chase. The tough, kick-ass girl who would do anything possible to protect the people she loved and would do anything to save them. I love her attitude and her strength and I'm excited to see her development in the next book.
I'm not going to go into much detail about Ash for this book, because there's a lot that happened and I don't want to end up spoiling anything. But I did absolutely love his character.
I'm not too keen on Puck. Yeah, he's funny. But he just gets in the road of Meghan and Ash most of the time and it annoys me. I know there's supposed to be kind of a love triangle in this book, but I doubt Meghan would ever give up Ash for Puck.
There was more action in this book with the fight scenes at the palace. There were also a couple of huge, massive fights in the book that were nerve wracking. I was convinced someone was going to get hurt or die and I was on the edge of my seat throughout those scenes.
Meghan & Ash's relationship is probably one of my favourites. They're just so perfect when they're together and you can tell how much they love each other. It has the Romeo & Juliet feel though because they come from two different families that hate each other, but that didn't really bother me because I was so invested in their relationship.
I gave this book:
I'm really excited to read The Iron Queen and find out what's going to happen next because the ending of this book was fantastic & unexpected!