The Iron Daughter
by Julie Kagawa
Series: Iron Fey (#2)
Release Date: August 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
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.
Why I Read This: I got a NetGalley ARC for The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey #3), so I decided to start from the very beginning.
Plot: The Iron Daughter starts off right where The Iron King left off so this review might be a little spoiler-y if you have not read the first book. That being said, I definitely enjoyed this one better. And not just because they go to Silicon Valley which is what I like to call home. Lol But seriously, I think this one was a lot more action packed. Many new characters are introduced including Ash's brothers, Rowan and Sage, and we get to see some old characters from the first book including Virus and good ol' Ironhorse. We also learn a lot about Meghan and the things she can do. I can't really say that much more about it because it would give too much away, but let me just say that the ending was AMAZING and unexpected.
Characters: I was very disappointed in Meghan at the beginning of this book. She was totally awesome and cool in the first, but at the beginning of this one all she did was mope and whine and do nothing. Then 60 or so pages in its like she randomly woke up and was the Meghan we all know and love. She took charge, made a plan and set out to save the world. All of the other characters from the first book are back as well including some new ones. Puck is hilarious and finally reveals his true feelings, Ash is still the same brooding Ice Prince (I started liking him a lot more towards the end), and Grimalkin is as useful as ever (I don't know how he does it, but he always manages to pop up when they most need him). Ironhorse was a great new addition and will be missed.
Cover: Like the first, this cover is gorgeous. I like it even better because its purple, my favorite color. I like the swirls/vines that encircle the cover, they give it a nice faery feeling.
Overall Impression: This series just keeps getting better and better!
Rating: * * * * *