The Iron King
by Julie Kagawa
Julie Kagawa has done a fantastic job at creating a magical, fairy world. The mythical creatures, overly-vivid colored plants, exaggerated facial features of the fairies really allows the reader to picture this world perfectly in their imagination. The protagonist, Meghan, is a very relatable character who has one mission in mind while traveling to the NeverNever, to save her brother, who was captured by a magical someone. However, Meghan creates quite a stir in the NeverNever, discovering that she has more of a connection to this strange world than she once thought. The Iron King is quite an easy and fun read. It makes many references to previous literature, including Shakepeare’s Midsummer’s Night Dream and Peter Pan. It is very action packed but also includes romance and humor, which really help to liven the plot and keep the reader’s interest. This is just the first book in Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey trilogy, and I’m sure the other books will be just as good!