The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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
I finished this book in a day, I couldn't put it down. I cancelled all plans and kept on until I was finished!
I'm not a fan of faery stories, i've read a few and all of the seelie/unseelie business puts me off. So it was with great trepidation that I started this book.Initially it was slow but great for character/world description and as the story progressed I fell in love with Kagawa's beautiful writing.
Meghan is a bit of a clutz to put it mildly, she trips over things all the time which automatically prompts me to bash my hand against my head and shout 'pick your feet up!'.
Puck was initially soooo annoying. But gradually you became aware of his history and, honestly, he was the one that kept the story refreshing and added the humour.
Prince Ash.... Oh, Ash! From the start I loved him. I thought the tension and mystery was brilliant. I still have questions as to why he was in Meghan's house or waiting under a tree with his horse (how did he get his horse there? Did it really fit through a thingamy)
From my initial - I think this is ok - to my final - oh, wow,wow,wow I couldn't stop reading. How many books can you say that about!