The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa (Teen Paranormal Romance/Fantasy Adventure)


I already did a blog for the first book in the series The Iron King:

I read the rest of the series so close together that I didn’t have time for individual posts, so here is the post for books 2-4.

The Iron Daughter

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.

The Iron Queen

I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who’s sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I’m not sure anyone can survive it. This time, there will be no turning back.

The Iron Knight

“My name–my True Name–is Ashallayn’ darkmyr Tallyn. I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her. My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…”To cold faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought. Then Meghan Chase–a half human, half fey slip of a girl–smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive. With the unwelcome company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end–a quest to find a way to honor his vow to stand by Meghan’s side. To survive in the Iron Realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. And along the way Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

I really enjoyed this series. I could have done without the, kind of, love triangle between Meghan, Ash, and Puck, but it wasn’t so horrible that it made it unbearable. Meghan always wanted Ash and Puck always wanted Meghan and Ash was kind of a jerk, but I still loved him and he more than makes up from it. I do think the conflict between Ash and Puck was good. It wasn’t your typical conflict of one guy has the girl and the other guy wants the girl. The conflict goes way back to before they even knew Meghan existed. I also really liked Meghan, she didn’t let anyone stand in her way and even when she was heartbroken she didn’t let it stop her from doing what needed to be done. The books reminded me a lot of Melissa Marr’s “Wicked Lovely” series, and not just because of the fey concept. The first 3 books are told from Meghan’s point of view and I enjoyed having the last book from Ash’s point of view though I do wish some of it had been from Meghan’s. I’d like to know how she was coping. I have to say The Iron Knight was probably my favorite book in the series. If you enjoy teen fantasy adventure books and Marr’s “Wicked Lovely” Series I would definitely recommend The Iron Fey Series. I can’t wait to read “The Lost Prince”.
Stars: 3.5/5


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