The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey #2)
by Julie Kagawa
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.
This book picks up exactly where book 1 ended. (well a few days later actually)
Ash had to fulfill his vow and took Meghan to the Unseelie Court. There, she remains a prisioner of Mab, the wicked Unseelie Queen.
My whole impression is that this series keeps getting better. The Iron Daughter grabbed my attention from the very beginning until the last page.
The real journey begins when Sage, Ash's elder brother, gets killed and the Scepter of Seasons is stolen and the Summer Court is blamed for that.
Of course, noone believes Meghan when she insists, the Iron Fey are to be blamed.
In this book we have even more action than in book number one, we have a lot more passion as well.
A love triangle of sort... it was a bit obvious what her feelings actually were but anyway, it was nice to see how it unfolded.
We have new enemies that need to be destroyed, and new allies that come to the rescue... you may say... such as the intriguing queen of exiles, Leanansidhe, who somehow reminded me of Cruella de Vil of the 101 Dalmatians lol.
The writing of J. Kagawa just improved, I am surprised by her vast imagination.
Definitely Grim keeps being my favorite character ever. Meghan was a bit dramatic here... I don't think Puck deserved what she did but...
Also, there were 2 situations that broke my heart. I don't want to spoil anything in case you are one of those few people that haven't read this book yet hehe, but let's say that one involved Ash and the other one involved Iron horse.
Absolutely jumping to book 3.
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I hope you guys liked it.