Sunday, April 29, 2012

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

YA Paranormal

The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, #4)

Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.
Unless he can earn a soul.
To cold, emotionless 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 solemn 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. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.

And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.


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My Review

First off, I'd like to say I've really enjoyed this series. Julia Kagawa (Author) has truly made a beautiful world in which all of her readers can't help but be sucked into. When first hearing that this 4th installment would be from Ash's POV, I was a little scared. I wondered how could he take the place of Meghan. I mean Ash is great but hes not the main character. I was totally wrong, this book was astounding. I absolutely enjoyed every minute of it. I was happy to know that some of the series' beloved characters would be accompanying Ash in his journey. There was Puck, his former best friend. Grimalkin, the mischievous,annoying yet lovable cait sith. Plus another other surprise guest. I was truly amazed by Ash's courage and strength throughout his quest. He never swayed from his oath to Meghan.  I was happy but yet sad to say goodbye to this series. I really enjoyed the ride. The only bad thing I can say about this story is that I'm sad that its over.