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The Iron King

8 Ratings: 2.5
A book by Julie Kagawa.

Grade 8 Up—On her 16th birthday, Meghan Chase's four-year-old half brother is exchanged for a changeling and she discovers that her best friend, Robbie, is actually Robin Greenfellow, aka Puck, from Shakespeare'sA Midsummer Night's … see full wiki

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Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: Children's Books
Publisher: Harlequin
8 reviews about The Iron King
review by . November 13, 2010
Meghan Chase's birthday is tomorrow. Sweet sixteen. It rolls off the tongue promising magic, romance and opportunity. It's the age when girls become princesses and go to dances. Sixteen is when a girl is supposed to find true love while the stars shine for her and a handsome prince carries her off into the sunset. All the stories say so.      Meghan does find magic on her birthday, but it's nothing like the stories talked about.      Instead of …
review by . August 05, 2010
I've just spent an enjoyable few days with Julie Kagawa's The Iron King.    Her inventive fey (faery) world pulled me right in. It's one of those imagined worlds that has you amazed at the detail and the thought that went in behind it. This book seems to be marketed to girls (from the cover and the fact that it's published by Harlequin Teen), but I think that this book would appeal to young men or women who are interested in fantasy. In fact, there's a good bit of battle, which …
review by . June 03, 2010
Don't ask me why, but for some reason I kept putting off reading this book. Maybe it was the fact that it was yet another faery story or maybe it was the weather, or just that I was in a reading slump at the time. I'm not sure what was wrong with me but I am so glad that I finally picked it up when I did. This book was amazing! Ms. Kagawa has created a world riddled with characters that not only have I come to love but who I secretly wish were real.    When Meghan's little brother, …
review by . April 03, 2010
I was at a breaking point when it came to YA faerie novels. Had enough. But I was pretty resigned to the fact that The Iron King was going to be the BWB YA pick...this book has been pretty popular among the bloggers of late. There is a reason for it's popularity. This is the best YA faerie novel that I have read, hands down. Gripping - check. Tough - check. Scary - check. Emotional - check. Creative - check. The list goes on...Ms. Kagawa you've written yourself quite a fairy tale.    REVIEW: …
review by . March 21, 2010
Julie Kagawa's The Iron King is the story of Meghan Chase, ordinary girl living with her mom, younger brother, and stepfather on a farm in Louisiana. And of course she feels out of place, not having money for fancy clothes, longing for the hot guy at school, not feeling accepted by her stepfather. Turns out that's only the surface of her troubles, though. Instead of just the awkward teen years, Meghan's issues turn deadly when she discovers that her younger brother has been replaced by a changeling, …
review by . March 13, 2010
This was one book I couldn't bring myself to finish. I dove in, with the promise of action once Meghan learned of her true heritage to get me through the slow beginning with a few cliches. But, even after Meghan found herself in the Seelie Court, I felt as if there were a lot of little things going on that didn't really add to the entire plot and served as a distraction from what was really going on in the book. The writing was good, and paranormal fans looking for some mischievous and dangerous …
review by . February 25, 2010
Before you go "Oh no, not another faery book," please know that while it sounds similar to other faery books, it's very different. (The character's taken from Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream were given makeovers and are so much better.)         Meghan was a strong and reckless yet vulnerable and scared girl who would do anything for her younger brother. She went through many things just to recover him. She was a complex character, one that made me …
review by . February 16, 2010
[...]    William Shakespeare's faeries from A Midsummer's Night Dream have been popular characters for YA fiction of late. Following Lesley Livingston's Wondrous Strange and Darklight, The Iron King marks the third book to borrow Puck, Summer King Oberon and Queen Titiana and Winter Queen Mab. Both series also imagine a daughter for King Oberon who discovers her faery heritage and is drawn from the human world into the world of the fey. But that is where the similarities end. …
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