Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication date: February 2010
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.
This book is set in a magical, mystical world and I literally could not put it down. Meghan Chase is thrust into Faeryland in search of her little brother when he is exchanged for a changeling. She discovers that she has become a pawn between the dark and light faery courts. If that wasn’t enough to worry about, being the daughter of a king and falling for a price on the opposing side, who is on one hand trying to kill her and on the other hand kiss her, adds to the drama and tension of the search.
The author has based many of the mythical characters of the story on the Shakespearean play A Midsummer Night’s Dream – which I have read and loved. However, the characters are better developed with their own personalities. The book kept me intrigued with each new character, each new twist and turn introduced.
The Iron King is aimed at the Young Adult Paranormal Audience and it delivers. I give it 4 Stars.
Reviewed by: Mei