The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa book review

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What a dramatic edge of your seat read! The ending is a great cliffhanger! I am so glad the next book was already out so I didn’t have to wait! Lol! This half of The Iron Fey series is so much darker and hard!

I like Ethan and Kenzie’s relationship and that even though she ha had some hard hits in life she doesn’t let it get in her way and keeps up with if not stays ahead of Ethan in the Feary world! I’m a little meh over the second couple Kerrian and Annwyl though. Maybe it’s because the whole torn apart love story was done the first half but it plays as a lame excuse for Kerrian. But it does all make a nice segway for Kerrian losing his way.  (And no it does not take away from the book at all!) Other than that little piece for me this was a great read! I hope you enjoy!

My Rating: 4Stars

Overview from Goodreads:

In the real world, when you vanish into thin air for a week, people tend to notice.

After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as “normal” as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he’s forbidden to see her again.

But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, “normal” simply isn’t to be. For Ethan’s nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan’s and Keirran’s fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan’s next choice may decide the fate of them all.

Published By: Harlequin Teen

Publication Date: October 2013

Date Read: 11/1/2016

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy

Source: Purchased

Format: Nook Ebook

Pages: 287

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The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa book review

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This book was so much darker than the first four! Here we have Megan’s brother Ethan thrown back into the world of fey even though he has tried all of his life to forget what happened to him 13 years ago and losing his sister to Them. But this time he finds out that his sister has some things to hide as well and he is just the catalyst for the end of the Nevernever!

I loved the new characters and the darker side of the Nevernever! I had to keep reading to find out what happens to Ethan, Kerrian, and Kenzie! You won’t want to put it down!

My Rating: 4 Stars

Overview from Goodreads:

Don’t look at Them.
Never let Them know
you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

My name is Ethan Chase.
And I may not live to see my
eighteenth birthday.

Published By: Harlequin Teen

Publication Date: October 2012

Date Read: 10/30/2016

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy

Source: Purchased

Format: Nook Ebook

Pages: 332

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa book review

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You cannot help but love the dynamics between Kagawa’s characters!  You want to root for them and see them win! But the ending of The Iron Queen just broke my heart! I wanted to see Ash be with Megan they deserved it after everything they went through! And of course the one and only Puck I did start out rooting for him in this little triangle but I think he is just friend zoned for life here! Lol

I liked that The Iron Knight brought Ash and Pucks full story to light and see them work together. This book though had great action scenes and was funny at times more than the other books were, it was also moody almost self broody. But that comes with a story about Ash! Besides all that I would have liked to see more of what happens after Ash’s journey. Luckily there was a short novella called The Iron Prophecy to give you a little heads up on what goes on after Ash and a Megan are together again. Good reads all around!

My Rating: 3Stars

My name – my True Name – is Ashallayn’ darkmyr Tallyn. I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her. My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…

To cold faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

Then Meghan Chase – a half human, half fey slip of a girl – smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

With the unwelcome company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end – a quest to find a way to honor his vow to stand by Meghan’s side.

To survive in the Iron Realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. And along the way Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Published By: Harlequin Teen

Publication Date: October 2011

Date Read: 10/30/2016

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy

Source: Purchased

Format: Nook Ebook

Pages: 310

The Iron Queen book review by Julie Kagawa

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The third installment of the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa was a great read! I have fallen for these characters and the Faery world they are fighting to save! The lead Megan Chase is easy to root for and even though you can see where the story is going to take her it doesn’t pull away from the storytelling. Of course in this book we see more of Puck and Ash and the love triangle comes out more in this one. But I like how it’s not the main focus there’s action and a lot of suspense built up to make this book enjoyable for all.

If you’re like me and want to see more of Ash and Puck read the novella Summers Crossing after this one. Enjoy!

My Rating: 3 Stars

Overview from Goodreads:

My name is Meghan Chase.

I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who’s sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I’m not sure anyone can survive it.

This time, there will be no turning back.

 

Published By: Harlequin Teen

Publication Date: January 2011

Date Read: 10/30/2016

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy

Source: Purchased

Format: Nook Ebook

Pages: 315

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa book review

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Book two of the Iron Fey series was  a non stop roller coaster! Full of action, character development and a love triangle the perfect makings for a great read.

I started out a little shaky on this series but so glad I kept going! The second installment blew my little insecurities of the first away. No longer is the series a rewrite of angst driven teen finding herself. But the character development has me feeling for the characters and bouncing back and forth between the two love interests! Not sure yet which I want.

Another great advancement between this series and other YA paranormal fantasies is each (so far) book has an ending. There is a model and end to the story no cliff hangers. And you do t feel like the story plot is being dragged out.

Here I am 11pm needing to read on even though I will wake up one tired mommy tomorrow! Phst… done worse lol!

My Rating: 4Stars

Overview 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—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.

Published By: Harlequin Teen

Publication Date: August 2010

Date Read: 10/28/2016

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy

Source: Purchased

Format: Nook Ebook

Pages: 309