Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Review: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

From Goodreads: 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. 

My Rating: 2.5 hearts 

Thoughts on the Novel: Back when I reviewed Julie Kagawa’s The Iron King, I was told by a number of people that I should continue on with the series because it gets better. Perhaps the later books do, but that was not my experience with the sequel, The Iron Daughter. 

I can’t quite remember if I found Meghan annoying in The Iron King, but I really wanted to punch her after reading The Iron Daughter. It just felt like she was either sobbing or obsessing about Ash throughout the entire book. 

I’m still puzzled as to why people have fussed so much over the romance, which continues to feel very forced to me. It’s pretty clear that Ash isn’t over Ariella, but if Meghan’s fine with that, well, there’s another reason that I find her pathetic.

Seriously, if it wasn’t for Puck, Grimalkin (who always seems to conveniently appear to bail Meghan and her friends out of trouble), and Ironhorse, I probably wouldn’t have bothered to finish The Iron Daughter. The question now remains: To read The Iron Queen or not? 

The Iron Daughter was released in August 2010 by Harlequin Teen. 

Comments About the Cover: It's not amazing or anything, but I like it better than The Iron King's.


  1. I read this one and then quit the series! I just couldn't do it! The plot was VERY formulaic and yes, Meghan is CRAZY annoying. I would say that if you weren't thrilled with this one- don't waste your time with the others.

  2. Aw, too bad! I really liked this series but I think if I were to read it again I would have a lot of issues with it now. I'll keep the current impression in mind :P

  3. Because the book is about fearies I wanted to try this series, but now I'm not so sure. I keep hearing mix things about it. I'll try the first book when I can find it for a very cheap price! :) sorry you didn't like it. And even though I didn't read this book or started this series, my advice is if you don't love the first/second book, don't read further.

  4. Aw, sorry you didn't like this one! I don't love this series as much as The Immortal Rules, but I'm still enjoyed it!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  5. I have also heard that this series gets better with later books, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet to find out (though I did buy the trilogy at a used book store about a year ago). I can't say this is at the top of my to read list because people seem most enamoured by the romance and a) I'm not that big into romance and b) I definitely won't like it if it's forced. Sooo the jury's still out. We'll see.

  6. This was one of the first series that I read when I really got into YA, and I was a big fan at the time, but I have to admit that I can't actually remember what happens in this book now. I'm glad you're a fan of Grimalkin and Puck though as those two were my favourite characters. If you do continue with the series, I hope you like the next book more!


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