Book Review: The Iron Daughter
The Iron Daughter. Book two of “The Iron Fey” series.
3 out of 5 Stars
Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere.
Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen.
As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron Fey, iron-bound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen.
But no one believes her.
Worse, Meghan’s own fey powers have been cut off.
She’s alone in Faery with only her wits for help.
Trusting anyone would be foolish.
Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly.
But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can’t help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.
Overall, good book. Not as good as the first in my opinion though. Although this book didn’t start off slow like the first book of the series, and there was certainly more action, the book lacked something else. I certainly could tell I was reading a sequel. The Iron Daughter didn’t have ties that referred back to the first novel, like any continuation should have. A sequel should have major plot points that are based off of little overlooked details from previous books. The Iron Daughter didn’t have any of that. Just some needless filler to establish ground for the third book. Besides that little fallback, Julie Kagawa did a wonderful job on improving aspects of the second book that she didn’t quite fulfill in the first. She increased the action, the suspense, the comedy, and probably most significant, the romance.
Overall, it was a pretty decent book. I most certainly would recommend continuing through The Iron Fey series, even if this book didn’t quite hit the mark.