Author: Julie Kagawa.
Published: February 1st 2010.
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
ISBN: 0373210086 (ISBN13: 9780373210084)
Sort: Part one of “The iron fey”
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined. Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home. When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change. But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.
After my first meeting with Julie Kagawa’s work (The Immortal Rules) I couldn’t wait to read her other work too – and I am so glad! There is something captivating about this book. The writing style is pretty simple and easy. No difficult words or fancy lines, it’s all about the story and I loved it from the beginning.
Meghan lives a normal life with her mother, stepfather and little brother Ethan. Her father disappeared when she was only six years old. Her best friend is Robbie and she has a crush on the popular high school boy. Like I said, a normal life, but that is about to change. A lot.
Ethan sees strange things and Meghan starts to notice weird things too. When her brother disappears, Meghan doesn’t hesitate. Together with Robbie, who is actually Puck in the faery world – Meghan is going after her brother. Before she can accomplish that, she finds out that she is the daughter of Oberon, King of the Summer court. Their enemies, the Winter court, arrived and that’s how she meets Ash, the youngest prince. Puck and Ash hate each other and they are sworn enemies. Still: Ash will help to find her brother and in return, he can take her to the Winter court.
”Oh, we’re playing nice now?” Puck remained seated, looking anything but compliant. “Shall we have tea first? Brew up a nice pot of kiss-my-ass?”
Together with Puck, Ash and Grimalkin (a wonderful cat), Meghan hunts for her brother. He is in the hands of a new kind of faeries: the Iron fey and that’s pretty odd, since faeries can’t stand iron. On their way, Puck is heavily wounded and they must leave him with the Dryads. Will Puck survive? And can they rescue her brother?
Easy written, fast-paced story with nice characters. There is a slight hint of instant love, but that really didn’t matter! Who could resist Ash? In the beginning, he is cold and mysterious, but I love how we get to know him better. Puck is hilarious, I like his sense of humor. Grimalkin is fantastic, just like the cat from Alice in Wonderland. And last, Meghan. The fact that she accepts everything so fast and that she doesn’t hesitate to safe her brother, great! She is scared, but she can still make great decisions. She really began to felt like a friend.
This is part 1.5. Published June 1st 2010 by Harlequin Teen (first published May 20th 2010). ISBN: 1426858329 (ISBN13: 9781426858321)
Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl...until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck--Meghan's best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon--who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey.
Yet Meghan and Ash's detour does not go unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter--a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat....
Just a short story that tells us more about their way to the Winter Court. After saving Ethan, Meghan must obey the pact she made with Ash. She must go with him to the Winter Court to meet his mother, Queen Mab. She has no idea what Mab really wants from her. It was a nice addition to the story.