Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA Books (15 April 2011)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 0778304469
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778304463

  • 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.
  • Cover: Another stunning cover.  The blend of purple, white and blue combined with SPARKLES equals one beautiful and perfect for the magical world of faery.
Plot: Meghan can't ignore the faery world anymore, she's part of it whether she likes it or not.  Rules say Summer and Winter can't love so loving the Winter Prince seems hopeless.
With the death of The Iron King Machina the Iron fae plan to take the scepter of the seasons for it's power.  Meghan has to retreive it or the Nevernever will suffer.
3.5/5 stars.  I found this to be very slow at the beginning but for me it picked up the last 150 pages and then I couldn't put it down.  I still didn't like Meghan, I don't know about 'growing a backbone of Iron' it still seemed to me like she was a weak character, and I hated her for how she treated Puck in this book, he loves her and she completely used him.  She's supposed to love Ash and then she could do that, makes me very angry.  I dislike love triangles but this one seems to particulary grate on my nerves.  I was also majorly disappointed that one of my favourite characters was killed off...I was not impressed. 
The cover says 'the next Twilight' but for me, I actually prefer the Twilight Series.  I have enjoyed The Iron King and The Iron Daughter but haven't enjoyed them on the same level as I did Twilight.  I will read on in the series and I think my main problem with this series is the protagonist Meghan.  I can't seem to connect with her at all and most of the time just want her to be eaten (she doesn't listen to ANYONE) so as my favourite character is Ash I think that out of all of the books in the series I am looking forward to reading The Iron Knight as it's in HIS perspective and not irritating Meghan's.


  1. I am not exactly sure why all these books these days compare everything to twilight, kind of irks me, but this was not my favorite of the series, I loved the Iron Queen the best and did enjoy The Iron Knight as well

  2. I really don't get it either Krista...blatant attempt to dupe Twilight fans into another series. I have since read the Iron Queen and have to say that is the best one so far. Haven't read the Iron Knight yet, not out here until January 6th.