Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)Title: The Iron King (The Iron Fey)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Format: E-book (Harlequin Teen | Owned)
Find it on Goodreads here and Book Depository here
Summary (Goodreads): 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. 

My Thoughts: I don’t read a lot of paranormal books regarding the Fae. And somehow, I guess I can’t connect with such books. It went that way with Skylark by Meagan Spooner. Okay so basically in this book, the Fey world existed because of human’s imagination (mostly children’s) and they can’t go near objects made of iron as it somehow depletes their energy. There are two courts in the Fey world (Nevernever), the Seelie Court aka Summer Court and the Unseelie Court aka Winter Court and each Court has their own monarchy. And in recent years, the Fey world is depleting as humans don’t believe in them anymore and the Fey blamed it on science as science doesn’t prove their existence. And humans tend to believe science theories more than their imagination. And the kids are now turning to gadgets instead of imaging about faeries. And as humans now dream of the future which means more technology, a new Court, the Iron Court has surfaced in the Nevernever and the other two courts are unaware of it. The world building was okay but the characters especially Meagan annoying. She’s not the normal annoying but a whole new level of annoying. Even more annoying than Bella Swan if I were to rank her. Okay she’s this delusional girl who thinks that she’s smarter than the popular girls in school as she doesn’t really wear skirts and thinks that being girlish and going to parties is stupid. Okay you’re weird that’s why you’re isolated. Hello which girl in middle grade or high school doesn’t do such stuff. Then she blames them to cause her to be not popular. She thinks she so smart and yet her mentality like a five year old kid. I guess the popular people have an IQ better than her. Then didn’t really bully her except for one occasion. But that pretty good. You aren’t bullied by them cause they know better than to mess with someone like you who don’t even know how to live. Uggh. She’s delusional stupid. And that’s very bad. And she’s got this friend Robbie (he’s fey) who keeps calling princess. I guess he sticks around her cause she’s Oberon’s (King of the Summer Court) daughter. She’s half fey half human. I guess he must have hated her deep inside but couldn’t bring himself to say so due to her being his Kings’s daughter. Respect much. I was expecting her to wake up from her delusion. But no, she gets worst and worst. And I wonder how even the prince of the Winter Court — Prince Ash even tolerated her. Maybe they are Fey that’s why they behave in such manners. I just couldn’t stand how it went and I found that it was kinda draggy and there are lots of mini battles between the Fey. I didn’t get to finish the book. I guess I don’t have a affinity with books regarding the Fey

Rating: 1/5 stars


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