From 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.
So, I’ve finally gotten around to reading this series. I know, I know, it’s about time! I’ve had this book on my shelf forever, but with school, grading, and review requests, I haven’t had the time to just sit down and read this series. Now, in my defense, there are four books in the series, and knowing myself, once I start, I’ll need to read the whole series… so I had to wait until the opportune time to read this book, which happens to be now, especially as book four releases in THREE days… that’s right… three days!!!! Who’s excited? I AM!
I was very impressed with this novel, though, and don’t shoot me for this, I’m not enamored with Ash. With all the hype I’ve been hearing about this series, I was positive that I would fall head over heels in love with him, especially since everyone talks about him on Twitter all the time. But, actually, I like Puck. I’m not sure, but a part of me thinks that maybe, just maybe, my subconscious overwrote the possibility of falling for Ash because so many people already like him so much, but… either way, I’m a Puck fan. Now, truthfully, if I look back at all the novels I’ve read, and all the sides I’ve taken in the love triangles, it is quite obvious that I always prefer the guy that was there first. Edward over Jacob. Gale over Peeta. Xander over Ky. Daniel over Cameron… I mean, you get the picture. So, it just makes sense here that I like Puck over Ash. Now, that’s not to say it won’t change as I complete the series, but this is how I feel now. Especially since Ash is a brooding, angry male, and the fact that he’s only “helping” Meghan in order to get something in return rubs me the wrong way. Yes, maybe he develops feelings for her, but I’m not yet convinced that he loves her as much as I am that he’s using her. But, either way, I have to read all the books in the series before I make my official, and final, call, so stay tuned…
On the whole, I really enjoyed this novel. Kagawa is a very talented writer, and I am kicking myself for waiting so long to read her work. She easily captivates her audience through her vivid imagination and wonderful descriptions. I found myself on pins and needles throughout nearly the entire novel, especially as Meghan goes from adventure to adventure, and I do recommend this novel to all. In fact, you might as well pick up the full series because The Iron King will leave you hanging, and you’ll need to start The Iron Daughter right away! Four stars!