quinta-feira, 28 de março de 2013

"The Iron King" by Julie Kagawa [REVIEW / OPINIÃO]

Autor/ Author: Julie Kagawa
Edição/ Print: 2010
Editor: Mira Ink
ISBN: 9781426847806


My name is Meghan Chase. In less than twenty-four hours I'll be sixteen. Countless stories, songs and poems have been written about this wonderful age, when a girl finds true love and the stars shine for her and the handsome prince carries her off into the sunset. I don't think it will be that way for me. 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 fairy 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.

Opinião/ Review:

"The Iron King" is the first of four books of The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa.

Meghan Chase is the main character, and an apparently normal sixteen-year-old. Coming from a poor family, living in a farm, she's considered an outcast among her highschool mates, and her only friend is Robbie, a special boy she knows since ever and know all about her, but she can't tell the same about him.

Meghan doesn't understand why people seem to forget about her most of the times, except for Robbie and her little brother, Ethan.

On the day of Meghan's sixteen birthday Ethan is abducted, and it becomes the girls mission to find out the abducter and to rescue her brother.

After this day, Meghan's life will never be the same, because she finds out she's more than an ordinary human.,.. she's half human, half fey... she's the daugter of the Summer Court King!

Now she understands why Robbie was always a presence in her life, he's real name is Puck and he's Oberon's (Summer Court King) best lackey, and Meghan's bodyguard who sworn to protect her and keep her way of the Nevernever land for her whole life.

With the help of Puck and a mysterious cat, Meghan begins her journey to rescue little Ethan.

In the way, she meets:

Her father's wife, who hates Meghan; 
The queen of the Winter Court, Mab and her handsome and dangerous son, Ash.

Meghan asks for Ash's help, making a contract with him: If he helps her finding the Iron King who abducted her brother, she'll give herself in to the Winter Court.

Every single court seems to want Meghan...

The Summer/Seelie Court where Meghan's father rein;
The Winter/Unseelie Court where Ash lives; 
And this hidden court who manages the iron, the Iron Court, where its king wants Meghan to become his wife and rule with him the Fey world.

Is a lot to take in for a sixteen-year-old, but it's now Meghan's life and she must deal with it.

Besides all of this, the Summer Court princess is falling in love... falling in love with her enemy, and hurting her oldest friend, who's been loving her since ever... Wh0 will she choose?

I must say I didn't know what to expect about this book... 
The cover is beautiful, but we should never judge a book by its cover, and I was kind of disappointed in the first pages.

The first chapters, before Meghan enters the Seelie Court were boring and monotonous.
Meghan was insecure and not a bright mind, refusing to see the signals ahead her, and continuing to not listen to the one who loved her... which annoyed me a lot!

After they enter the Nevernever land things got different, in a very enthusiastic and funny way.

Puck surprised me, and I have to admitt I have a crush on him! 
After years protecting his princess he finally gets the chance to be himself around her. He's so funny and brave, and so in love with her, but she doesn't see it, or doesn't want to, especially when a certain winter prince comes along, joining her in this journey, and in her heart... ohhh it's so amusing to see Puck's reaction to this... I laughed so much during a certain dialogue, where the Summer Court guardian expressed his feelings and jealously in an undirect way.. hilarious!

Puck is the funny one, and Ash the intense one.. cliché, right?

Ash is the typhical dark, tormentuous prince. Mysterious, sexy as hell, this Unseelie prince can't get his eyes of the half-breed princess that belongs to his rival court.

I'm such a fan of love triangules!!!!

It was refreshing to watch Meghan's evolution during the book... she started as a childish girl, and ended up as a true princess: honored and brave.

I must congratulate Julie Kagawa for her excellent work: her writing is amazing and addictive! The Nevernever land is a "piece of heaven"... a slice of a very bright imagination, that I would love for it to be real.

Julie Kagawa surprised me with her fey world, stretching the boundaries of mytholgy by innovating it.. genious!
I can't wait for "The Iron Daughter", to check how Meghan's life will be in the Unseelie Court.
"The Iron King" impressed me hard, and I became a fan of the Nevernever land that Kagawa created.

1 comentário:

  1. THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!! Glad you liked it just as much as I did!

    Marlene Detierro (Pocket Knife Planet)