Friday, January 31, 2014

Review: The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey #4)

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The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey #4)
by Julie Kagawa

Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance


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.



4 birds!
I really liked this book. Not as much as the previous ones but I think it's a great end for the series.
This book is told from Ash's POV. It's something entirely different and allowed me to get to know him a lot better. It was entertaining, but I found the first half slow. I kept struggling to go on.
The second half was perfect. Full of action and intriguing, fast paced, original and very well written.
One thing I did like through all the book was the great development of characters. That always surprises me about Julie Kagawa.
Each character is very interesting, no matter if it is a MC or just a supporting one, the personality is defined and it shows in every single aspect.
Grimalkin is by far my favorite in the whole series but The Big Bad Wolf surpassed my expectations. Ariella was dull, as expected. But her part was nicely played in the story.
I liked how Ash and Puck's relation unfolded even if it was tough at the beginning.
I never chose a team like everyone else because in Meghan's mind there was never an option but I liked both opposite personalities, the heat and the cold.

I wish we could read something more about Puck.

I adored the part of the trials. Especially the last one. And the end was suitable and fit with the previous installments.
Yes, this is series I would recommend for every fan of YA Fantasy.
If you want to be transported to a magical and mesmerizing, but at the same time scary world, read THE IRON FEY!!!

I hope you liked it!

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