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The Iron King (Harlequin Teen) (edition 2010)

by Julie Kagawa

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Title:The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)
Authors:Julie Kagawa
Info:Harlequin (2010), Edition: Original, Paperback, 368 pages
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The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

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Got kind of slow midway through for me but I finished it. It may be a while before I go further along in the series but I probably will try to finish it. ( )
  MsBridgetReads | Jul 8, 2014 |
Plot: 3 stars
Characters: 3 stars
Style: 3 1/2 stars
Pace: 3 stars

Ok, so no, I hadn't read this one before. Strange. This could benefit from some serious tightening of the plot, and alas, hits a lot of my Fey-trope pet peeves- The usual suspects show up, and while there's the twist of an iron king to go along with the usual courts, it seems like action is so often thrown in just for the sake of action. It makes it seem all the more laggy when it does drag between them. ( )
  Jami_Leigh | Jun 22, 2014 |
Meghan Chase lives on a pig farm and her family is poor but her life isn't awful. Then her brother complains about a dark man in his closet; when Meghan goes to look she thinks she sees something there, but when she looks directly it is gone. Things start getting weirder and weirder for Meghan. When she comes home to find her mother knocked out on the kitchen floor and her younger brother Ethan replaced by something that's not Ethan but looks like him...well she freaks. Luckily her friend Robbie comes to her aid. Only Robbie is not really her friend but the good old Puck sent to protect Meghan...because...you guessed it she is actually a fairy princess in hiding. Meghan then embarks on a dark journey to save her brother and find out the truth of her own past.

this book resembles high qualities of a midsummer nights dream and shares almost half the charctors so i would actally recommend this for anyone who liked the midsummer nights dream. ( )
  brandonM.b1 | May 30, 2014 |
This book is about a girl named Meghan that has never fit in her house or school. When she feels that someone is watching her and her best friend Puck becomes strangely protective of her. Also her little brother,Ethan, is starting to become violent she knows that something is about to happen that is going to change her life forever. One day at school the "mean" girl calls her something mean and she faints. When she wakes up in the nurse office she hears someone talking and the nurse says to someone that they need to protect Meghan better and not play jokes on the kids. As Meghan and Puck go home from school they are talking about her 16 birthday and Meghan sees someone in a horse and she asks Puck if he sees it and he says that he shouldn't be there. When Meghan gets home she sees her little brother in front of her mom crying and she rushes to see what's going, when she gets there she sees that her mom is bleeding and Meghan tells her to go to the hospital. When Meghan and Ethan are alone Ethan tells Meghan that he is hungry and that he wants pizza but Meghan says no and Ethan attacks her. After Ethan attacks her Puck gets there and takes him of her, when Ethan leaves Puck tells Meghan that he is Robin Goodfellow and that her father is the King of the Fey, making her half fey and the princess. Also that her brother was kidnapped and replaced by a changeling and that they have to go to Nevernever to rescue him. At first she doesn't believe him but when they go check on Ethan she starts to believe him because Ethan is not acting like himself. When Ethan opens the his door and hides under his bed and tells Meghan that theres a monster in the closet also she tells Meghan that he is not her brother because Pucks makes him.When Meghan goes to the closet to show him that nothing is there Puck tells her that thats the door to Nevenever. When Meghan asks Puck what will happen to her brother if they don't rescue him he says that they will probably kill him and that the fake Ethan will eat her family Meghan says that she want to go for her brother Puck tells her that it will be dangerous but Meghan says that she still wants to go for her brother he says ok.
When they get to Nevernever Meghan first sees a lot of trees. After walking for awhile Prince Ash from the Unseelie Court, Pucks former best friend and sworn enemy, attacks them and Puck takes Meghan to a tree and leaves her there to deal with Ash. In the tree she meets Cait Sith, a cat, named Grimalkin. Meghan talks with Grimalkin and he agrees to take her to the summer court in exchange of a favour. When they get there Meghan meets her biological dad,Oberon, King of the Summer Fey. Every year Nevernever there is a festival called Elysium, during which the two courts, Summer and Winter, join to rewrite and sign contracts and treaties. During the festival Ash asks Meghan to dance, while they dance a Chimera attacks and ruins the dance. The Winter Queen, Mab blames the Summer King, Oberon for the attack, which enrages his wife, the Summer Queen Titania. When the winter court leaves Meghan escapes through a secret passage with the help of Grimalkin because she thinks that Mab,The Queen of the Winter Court has taken her brother. The secret passage leads them to the human world were they are looking for a trod to Tir Na Nog, the Winter Realm and the location of the Unseelie Court. When they get there they are having a difficult time getting the trod when Puck gets there a helps them. When they get to the other side they meet Ash and he starts to fight Puck. While they fight Meghan is taking to an ice cave by Iron Bugs to a great Iron Horse. Iron Horse tells Meghan that they have her brother at the Iron Court because King Machina wanted him to get her. After Ash saves her they make a bargain that he will help her get her brother back and in return she will go to back to court without fighting. After that Meghan,Ash,Puck,and the cat go to New Orleans to seek the advice of an old oracle. When they find her she tells them that the only way to kill the King they have to get a special arrow. The four of them go to the dryads who live in the trees of a park downtown. When they get there they get in a fight with the humans a Puck is killed and Meghan doesn't let him die instead she lives him with the dryads to get better. Also the dryads give Meghan and Ash the arrow to kill King Machinas. After they live they get to the kingdom of the iron fey and in the process Ash almost dies. When they see the king Meghan and him talk and then fight with Meghan being the winner. After Meghan takes her brother back and talks with her mom Ash comes for her so she can keep her end of the bargain and the book ends.
I like this book because Meghan is a strong character(emotionally and mentally) and I like how she gets stronger. I also like this book because its really funny and it has a little of romance. Alose because it has action and it is kind of like a mystery. Over all I think this auther did a great job writing this book and how she developed the story. ( )
  GeraldyC.B1 | May 29, 2014 |
This is a delightful story, and I really can't wait 'til The Iron Daughter comes out in August. Highly addictive. ( )
  camibrite | May 25, 2014 |
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"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"--P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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