The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

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Book 2 (Book 1: The Iron King)

Novel Summation:

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 Thoughts:

From what I remember about the book this was just as enjoyable as the first. Meghan is held in the Winter Queen Mahb’s court and all her faerie powers are blocked from her. Prince Ash, is ignoring Meghan for winter and summer can never be together. However, when the iron fae make an unwelcomed appearance at the winter court and cause problems Meghan escapes. With the help of some old friends, Puck, Ironhorse, Grimalkhan, and Meghan must find the sceptre of the seasons which the iron fae stole to stop a war from happening between winter and summer. She venture back into the human world to chase down the iron fae. Also, there is drama brewing amongst the iron fae for a new iron king has appeared and apparently not all the iron fae believe he is the right king to rule. Puck continues to try to win over Meghan’s heart and with Ash being cold with her he may just do so. Some new characters appear in this book such as Leanesidhe who is the queen of lost and half fae. She is interesting on her own. Meghan continues to develop as a strong person in this book and I think she manages to do so. This book is beautifully written and incredibly captivating. I couldn’t put it down. I would strongly recommend this series.

Future Books:

The next book in the series is The Iron Queen followed by The Iron Knight

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