Hmmmm.... I'm trying to think of some words that can describe how this book made me feel. How it made me want to jump up and down with giddy excitement but at other times I wanted to curl into a ball and cry. How the beauty of her descriptions made me tear up and sometimes made me so breathless it was as though someone had socked me in the gut. How once I started certain parts of the book I literally could not put it down. I actually sat in the car for an hour on Easter Sunday after we had arrived at my in-laws because I literally could not put the book down.
I've read quite a few books about the fae. It's one of my favorite subjects to read about. I really love that faeries have taken off and I have more selection to choose from. But the ideas are running out. Uniqueness is hard to come by. Reading about the same characters over and over in different books with a slightly different world is starting to get old. Julie just took faeries to a new level. Seriously. I don't know if it was her descriptions that were so vivid, or that she had an ability to elevate to characters to a completely other level, but this book was over the top good! She brought in uniqueness by throwing some modern technology twists into the mix. I don't want to give any spoilers but there are some new fae in town! The romance that is only hinted at throughout the book makes you want to jump in and smack him. Then you want to reach in and kiss him, and then you may or may not want to smack him again. I'm DYING to get my hands on The Iron Daughter now (seriously, if you have a copy you can send it my way!).
I give this book 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.
To find Julie Kagawa check out her site. To buy her book click The Iron King (Harlequin Teen) from amazon.
On another, completely different note. I'm getting a blog makeover! It'll look completely different! I'm very excited as I really feel like this new design is going to be more 'me'. So here's a shout out to Lori for all her awesomeness! She's a great designer and I know it'll be GREAT!