Series: The Iron Fey #2
Published by Harlequin Teen
Pub Date: August 1st 2010
Format: Paperback | Source: Purchased
Genres: Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
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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.
I wish I could say Meghan didn’t frustrate me again at first, but, oh my gawd, did she ever! If someone tells you they have to act like they don’t care in front of people who would use your feelings against you, why would you believe he means it when it happens? I wanted to shake her and make her realize this SO many times! In reality, I like Meghan! I think she’s kind and loyal and brave, but sometimes she’s a bit childish.
In The Iron King, I thought the romance between Ash and Meghan, while exciting, was a bit sudden and unexplained. It felt like it blossomed, on his part, out of nowhere. Well, my question was definitely answered in this book, and it left me sah-wooning! Although, I was often bothered by how much his first love was brought up. It made me sad and hurt for Meghan.
While I suspected Puck had feelings for Meghan, in The Iron King, he never tells her outright. Well, after surprising Meghan with his return at a crucial time, he totally lays it on her! I love Puck…but he’s not Ash. And I think that’s what Meghan struggles with the most when it comes to them. She would never stop yearning for Ash if she were to stay with Puck, though.
I gotta tell you, Iron Horse wormed his way into my heart with his unwavering loyalty and I cried a little in the end for him. Another person who devastated me was Charles. I suspected what the deal with him was and it broke my heart that neither he nor Meghan could remember anything.
The villains in this book were almost unexpected but not surprising. I don’t think I hate anyone more in this series than Rowan. He is heartless. The things he agrees to do for the enemy, against his own family, were so wrong.
I loved how this book ended. I never thought Ash would actually go through with that and it left me elated, but now I’m so worried about what’s going to happen to him!! :( Because of that, I’m terrified to read The Iron Queen. I’ve heard how many people it has brought to tears! I’m sucking it up though, because this series is too good not to read.