Book Review: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Daughter summary contains spoilers if you haven’t read The Iron King:

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 am really enjoying the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. The 3rd book in the series, The Iron Queen, arrived in my mailbox on Monday for an ARC tour. I had not yet read book 2, The Iron Daughter, so it got bumped to the top of my to read list. Iron Queen is next since I have to get it in the mail by Monday.

It’s hard to say much about this book without giving spoilers. There are many elements in this series that have been unique. Other storylines such as Ash verses Puck have felt similar to Edward verses Jacob. This sequel was every bit as good and maybe even better than the first book. I like the way Julie tells her story filled with a great mix of adventure and romance, with lots of twists and turns. Very well done!

Content: My only real issue with this series is there is too much swearing for my taste. There is some innuendo/sexual tension similar to what is found in the Twilight series.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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