The Iron Daughter | 4 Stars

The Iron Daughter
By: Julie Kagawa
4 Stars

I read this all in one sitting. I could not put it down. Seeing Meghan in the Winter court, learning to do the twisting dance of court life while interacting with Ash’s (is evil too strong a word?) family, was exciting. Of course, it’s never happily ever after for star-crossed lovers—certainly not this early in a series—so seeing the new heartbreaking element to Ash and Meghan’s relationship also kept me frantically turning pages dying to see what was coming next! I also loved seeing Puck throw his hat in the ring as well. Actually, I would have liked to see a bit more of that possible storyline. One, because Puck is awesome, and two, because sometimes the best friend really is your soulmate! I’m all for my main character, especially one as young as Meghan, dating more than one person in her entire life. It’s kind of like trying on your first wedding dress and deciding it’s the one, when you’ve never worn any other one. Yes, it’s beautiful and you feel like a princess—but can you know it’s the one when you’ve never known anything else? But I digress.

I love Ash. I really do. I could just use a little more in his relationship with Meghan, reasons why the two of them belong together other than this unexplainable feeling of meant-to-be (which is totally great. I just wanted more, something tangible). But we’re still early in the series; there’s plenty of time for them to get over the initial no-I-love-you-more of young love and get into the meat of it.

I mentioned before how much I enjoy the Iron fey and I loved that we got to see more of them and get to know them better. Ironhorse is awesome! And the evil Iron fey are cool too.