Paperback: 359 Pages
Published: August 1, 2010
Series: The Iron Fey
1. Iron King
2. Iron Daughter
3. Iron Queen
4. Iron Knight
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.
Meghan is in the Winter Court conflicted and torn between what she wants and what she must do. She is drawn to the Winter Prince Ash, but he has tried to kill her many times without success. But everyone knows that Winter and Summer are forbidden to be together since there has been an ongoing feud for centuries. Meanwhile the forces of Iron Fey are growing and beginning to rise again. However, the main question is: how will the stirrings affect Meghan and her companions?
Honestly speaking it took me a while for this book to get my attention. I admit the concept of Fey's was intriguing, the characters were fascinating and the plot was action packed, but for some odd reason it took more effort than usual for me to like this book. However, after finishing this book I was excited to find out what happens to Meaghan, Puck, and Ash. Their characters gripped my heart and made me love them. Kagawa is amazing at creating characters with so much potential that it flows from page to page.
Meghan was a sad, timid young lady in the beginning of the book, but as the story continued she realized what had to be done. She got over her issues and took charge. Ash was an arrogant jerk. He has feelings for Meghan, but refused to admit them. After Meghan confesses her feelings for Ash, she gets insulted by Ash in front of everyone. She still doesn't realize he doesn't want to be with her, and she doesn't see this at all. I felt like she was being stupid and she needs to move on. Puck on the other hand was awesome!! He is hilarious as ever. His character has grown on me so much. I loved how he got under Ash's skin and made him go crazy. Puck became Meghan's best friend in this series and he also had feelings for her. I'm not a fan of love triangles so this was probably the part that annoyed me most. Hopefully, the next book in the series picks up pace with the plot and Meghan picks who she wants to be with.