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Friday, October 28, 2011

Review for The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

Got it from Netgalley

My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn'darkmyr Tallyn.
I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her.
My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…

Review: I have been anxiously awaiting the release date for this book since I bought and read the third book in under two days. Time seemed to drag slowly on ward as the date crept forward. So, when I learned that I had been approved to read it before it was released, I just about squealed with delight. Girly moment of mine yes I know, but I luckily didn't. I know I did however clap my hands and do a victory dance, which I had to then explain to my irritated fiance when it woke him up. I was so excited to actually get to read this book finally that I had it up in my facebook status I was talking about it to anyone who would listen.

The problem with getting so hyped up for a book however, can be that you make it out to be something other then it would be and are seriously let down.

That was not the case. From the first page I was hooked, By the third chapter I knew that this book was only going to get better as the story was unfolded.
I was always a team Puck person, just something about him made me sway more to his side, maybe it was because of how serious Ash always seemed. This book was from Ash's point of view as he went on one of those epic quests to find a way to be with his love the Iron Queen.

Anyone who knows fairy lore knows that fairy kryptonite is Iron, werewolves have silver, vampires have wooden stakes, fearie has iron. So you can imagine the dilema that arises when Meghan is crowned Iron Queen in the third book and using Ash's real name, forbids him from hurting himself and banishing him from the Iron Realm because he would have followed her to the point of death.

As twist and turn unfolded, I was glued to the pages, giving up sleep because I was always muttering about just the next chapter. I had been pretty sick the day before, not even wanting to read hence worrying my love but once I started giving up sleep his worries abated.

As of now, this year the Iron Knight takes the best book read of my year. It is a book I intend to buy once it comes out and I will recommend the entire series to anyone who is looking for a good book. I am more then ready for a Puck book however!

Favorite Quotes:

"That you, a soulless and immortal being, wish to become human for the mortal you love."

"Be careful, boy. In some tales, the hero gets eaten by the monster after all."

" I think you offended him, Goodfellow. '
He snorted. ' If I ever worried about that, I'd never open my mouth."

" No! Bad wraith! No touchie!"

5 stars!

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