Today I am reviewing The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa. I reviewed the first book in this series a while ago and really really loved it so I am so excited to be reviewing this one today! So here we go!
Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is a 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.
This book opens up with Meghan keeping her promise to Ash and allowing him to take her to the Unseelie court to be held by Queen Mab as her prisoner. I was pretty mad at Ash for this. I knew from the start he would have to act differently in the Unseelie court but it was still hard to read about.
After a horrible disaster, Ash is forced to free Meghan and escape the court in order to find the Scepter of the Seasons in the Iron Kingdom and return it to the fae courts before all hell breaks loose.
I thought the book was fast paced and action packed. I love the world Julie Kagawa created, from the politics to the adventure and was just overall happy with the second book in the Iron Fey series.
I really love Meghan as a character. She has a strong sense of right vs wrong and she is driven by love. In comparison to the cold and trickster nature of the Fae, I think Meghan stands out as the moral compass of the story. We see how she affects those around her, especially Ash, and how she grows in strength over the course of the book.
Overall I feel this book flowed really well and kept me interested the whole time. It makes me really excited to read the third book in this series!
I give this book
How do you spell fae? I often can’t decide between Fey or Fae!
XOX Shelby Grace