Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Iron King - Featured Reviewer Julie @ My 5 Monkeys

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny--One she could have never imagained. 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 strangley protective of her. Meghan senses that everything she known is about to change. ( Back of the book)

This book has 3 parts and its Meghans story . This is another Fey book , and I read a couple so far that have been really good and this another great example of good imagery and details.
Meghan is 16 and lives in the swamp and is best friends with Robbie who happens to be Robin Goodfellow or Puck. I loved the friendship between them both, and hoping for more. I loved the Chapter titles.

Meghan has been enjoying her life with family of Luke, Ethan and her mom. But her life changes with Ethan get taken by the Iron King. Along the way she meets some wonderful friends like Grimalkin( cat sith) , Ash, and still friends with Puck.
Meghan meets her real dad and does that she can to save her brother Ethan. She also is attracted to Ash, but I do think she has some feelings for Puck. Meghan makes many deals and contracts to save  her brother. She gave up many things to save her brother. I did like how they were able to travel and be in different places like New Orleans and Minnasota . I loved Grimalkin -- He was so cute and honest and made the book funny. He had some of the best lines, and his thoughts were so true of what I was thinking of the characters. He reminded me of the chesire cat from Alice in wonderland.

Adversity makes someone stronger and she saw the change in her friend Angie( with the pig nose) when she came back from Nevernever, and she experienced it when she traveled to get her brother and able to face all of those problems.

Meghan wasn't too whiny but I found her to be more normal in books. I found that it was ironic that once she delievered Ethan home, Ash came to collect her and return her to fairy world. I do want to see what happens with Meghan and Puck and Ash.

I also found the villian in this to very realistic with this day and age..and so true with technology and computers. Its an interesting world we live in with all these paranormal happenings. I loved how she dealt with Iron in this book and it all made sense. I loved that Meghan was a smart girl.

I would let my daughter read this book and I would share this series with my friends.

This is going to be a series and I believe through netGalley--the 2nd book is available to read right now.

Book Review =5

I bought this book and this is my Honest Review

Questions: How do you think the feud between puck and Ash is going to play out ? I'm not counting Puck out yet, and do think that Meghan is going to have to choose between her best friend and Ash and thats is going to be one of the driving forces of the story.

Favorite scene or line ? Loved the scene with Puck and Ash fighting over Meghan and her making a contract with Ash to save her brother. Line: No No we can kill each other later.

With whom did you identify with the most and why ?? I think I could relate to Meghan and trying to help her brother , and doing all that she could do to save him. I also could relate to her because she seemed very smart, and studious with school.
Did you find the concept behind the Iron King being technology based believable or unbelievable ?? I found that to a refreshing aspect to the book and very believable and it made more sense in this fey version that anything else I have read and made this book , something I want to pass along to my friends in the coming months.
Which fey myth did you want to see more of ? I think I would love to see more of the Summer King, and Winter Queen, and Sirens but I do think that we will be seeing more of them in the coming books.