The Iron Daughter Julie Kagawa Book Review

Friends, I need you to bear with me and forgive me for not exactly remembering every little detail of The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa, but as I made a New Year’s Resolution to catch up on Netgalley reviews, I thought hey self why not review a book that you finished in 2010 that has not only been kicking it on your net galley list, but also on your Need to Review list for OVER A YEAR. Yes, so, yay procrastination.

The Iron Daughter, Julie Kagawa, Iron Fey, Meghan Chase, Book Cover

The Iron Daughter

Okay so The Iron Daughter is the second book in the Iron Fey series. In order to not be spoiled, you should just stop here and go and read my Iron King review instead. Y’all, The Iron Daughter was AWESOME, at least what I remember. Okay, so Meghan Chase, the main character is part fey part human and she is pretty much stuck in the fairy world. ALSO her powers aren’t working and she is pretty sure that Ash (not a fan personally) has left her. AND WAR IS COMING. What is a girl to do? Try to get out of Fairy, yo.

And so Meghan has to trust AN ENEMY. Named IRON HORSE. WHO TALKS IN ALL CAPS. WHOM I AM SO IN LURVE WITH. Seriously, Iron Horse was THE BEST and my favorite character of the book, actually surpassing Puck and Grimalkin.

And also. Queen Mab was a crazy witch as per usual.  Like, why you such a hater Mab? I mean, okay we know why she dislikes Meghan, but still. I don’t like her.

And there is more Ash/Puck time and of course I know the direction the story is going in and that Puck is probably firmly in the friend zone, but I am totally Team Puck.

Kagawa has written a riveting love triangle, and guys I hate love triangles but you better believe I will continue to come back for it as long as Iron Fey books are being written. Also, this year, 2012 I will totally read The Iron Queen and The Iron Knight.If you want a romantic series with an awesome heroine and a kick ass cat and a talking IRON HORSE and fairies, then you should get on this series ASAP, yo.

Disclosure: Netgalley review copy from a very long time ago — sorry Harlequin Teen for being SO late posting this.

Other Reviews of The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa:

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  1. I still need to read The Iron Knight to finish up the series. I’d have to say I’m with you though, I prefer Puck. 😀

  2. I have this series (the whole series) sitting on my bookshelf (Thank you Christmas!) and I really want to read the series – thanks for this review (even if it is late! *lol* ) I think I’ll move it higher on my TBR list.

    I love fairies, and I’m intrigued by the whole talking Iron Horse bit!

    • I love collecting series, there’s something comforting about looking at a shelf and seeing a row of series books confidently lined up – like my Harry Potters and Dark Tower books. So, yay for getting the Iron Fey books for christmas, and yes yes move it up because it’s awesome!

  3. oh yay for an awesome series! i really want to reread the whole goshdarn thing. and i agree, the iron horse = awesome.

    please promise to read the iron queen and the iron knight soon. i know you’re super slammed busy with books but oh my god it is so worth it. there are THINGS in those last two books, April. The Iron Queen is my favorite.

    i’m team ash forever and always, the end. i was team ash from the beginning, but no kidding, i can remember the PAGE NUMBER and PARAGRAPH, even the SPEECH, when i fell for a totally fictional character in an almost-embarrassing way. i’m not to the point of those odd Twihard middle aged women, but i’m dangerously close. nah, i’m joking, but i do love ash.

    and yay for catching up! catching up is good!

  4. I read this in the morning, but I had no time to comment. :/ Anyway, I’m on my lunch break so I’m back. I happend to see on twitter that you just purchased the last two books. YAY!!!!!!!!I seriously can’t wait to see what you think of them.

    this is one of my fav Fey Series of all time.. tied with melissa marrs Wicked lovely ones. but I love both for different reasons.

    I really loved Iron horse too! Which surprised me because he was a villian in book 1. Queen mab, she wouldn’t be queen mab if she was nice. I think Mab may stand for Mega ass Bitch.

    I agree with Asheley above, team Ash all the way. Not that I don’t love Puck.. he’s good for a romp in the hay, but Ash.. he’s for keeps. <3

  5. Ash and Puck scenes are my absolutely FAVORITE. Ash is awesome, and I’m Team Megash, but <3Puck<3 will forever hold my heart in his evil little hands.
    IRON HORSE was definitely amazing. (His ending, though? Gah!!!!) I can't say he's my favorite though…(But I definitely like him more than Grim. I actually can't STAND Grim.)
    Glad you enjoyed ID!

  6. Don’t hate me, but, I’m telling you this now: you may not be a Team Ash person right now, but you so will be after The Iron Queen. I’m counting on it. I’m willing to put down CASH MONEY on it. Well, not really, because, haven’t you heard?! there’s a shortage in the world! Still, I loved Puck, don’t get me wrong, but Ash won out the constant tug-of-war thing I had going on while reading this series by the time I was through with TIQ.

    I’M TOTALLY WITH YOU ON IRONHORSE. And Mab (Meghan’s awesomeness is too much for her so she has to lash out, ya know.). And Grimalkin. But, APRIL, I cannot WAIT until you read The Iron Queen. Seriously, I’m fidgeting in my seat!


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