Review: Iron Fey 1, 1.5, 2 – Julie Kagawa

Iron Fey #1
2010 Harlequin Teen, YA PNR, 363 pages

My thoughts:
Hear, hear, sometimes the impossible does happen. I will step down from my high throne where I say that PNR YA never manages to snare me, because it did. It finally did. 
It just had something about it that made it impossible for me to put it down. I just could not let go of this story. I also liked that it was so easy and just flowed. And I always did like wicked fairies. 
But now I will rip it to pieces because that is what I do when I like a story. Why oh why does immortals fall for silly young girls? Really?! If Ash is that old I would think he would rather fall for a woman than a 16 year old girl. Also why is Ash still young? I could understand an immortal girl being young forever, I have not changed that much since I was 16. I can into myself quickly, my face may just be a bit sharper and I liked a bit older, but still. But a boy? Who in the right mind wants to stay a boy when he can be a man? Can Ash even shave yet? Also, their love story, suddenly it just was *eye roll* 
There now I complained a bit. Did these things ruin it for me? Absolutely freaking not. Who cares about silly immortals who should know better. Summer and winter fell for each other, awww, loving that. Meghan was nice, Ash was secretive, Puck was fun, the cat was great, the evil guys were evil, the pace was good and I truly enjoyed the ride. 
Luckily I had the library get book 2 at the same time so I will start that one soon and see what happens to these people. How it all will end I have no idea of. 
Yes, I do recommend it.
Iron Fey #1,5
2010, 59 pages, ebook

What can I say about short stories…well, it was nice to read it after having read The Iron King, I got to read about the way to the Unseelie court. Of course that just made me wonder where exactly book 2 begins.

I felt the connection between Ash and Meghan a bit more in this one, and I also thought Meghan was a bit too nice. Take the chance and run girl. Especially if your man says he will kill you if he must.

I am not a fan of short stories but it worked, still I was not taken by it as I was with book 1.

Iron Fey #2
August 2010, 359 pages

My thoughts:

It was not as good as book 1, something was missing for me, but still this was a really good book. Often book 2 is a let down and this did not happen here, I was just bugged by a few things. But it still had me caught in its grip and would not let go

I think most of my problem was the love triangle. It is so done, please, no more. If you love someone you love that someone, especially when you do anything for said person. You do not suddenly start thinking if you love this other guy. Why the girls do not get dumped I do not know. Is anything worth that heartbreak. How do you know she will be true in the future then? Ya heroines has commitment issues,

And I do get why Ash is cold in this one, but Meghan does not seem to grasp the danger of the Winter court. Come on they might eat ya. He is playing it safe. Sure he is arrogant but still, she should get it. But then she is a bit headstrong.

But still I like it, and that does not happen often with YA books like this series. Kagawa is just that good. Even if I wish it had been as good as book 1, but at least it made me want more.

Nr 1 yes, 1,5 ok, book 2, nah


33 thoughts on “Review: Iron Fey 1, 1.5, 2 – Julie Kagawa

  1. Anachronist says:

    I've heard of this series and when I have more time I might try it as well…stepping down from my even higher horse.Also why is Ash still young? I could understand an immortal girl being young forever, I have not changed that much since I was 16. I can into myself quickly, my face may just be a bit sharper and I liked a bit older, but still. But a boy? Who in the right mind wants to stay a boy when he can be a man? Can Ash even shave yet? Interesting questions~!

  2. The_Book_Queen says:

    I've only read book one so far, but I LOVED it. I'm dying to read the others, but my TBR mountain has been holding me back from doing so (argh). One of these days…Glad that you found a YA series you enjoyed though–there are some out there, believe me! Enjoy!TBQ

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    AurianI know, I am pretty shocked myself.ChrisI KNOW. I fear this is the end of the world as we know it, prepare for fire and hailAnaLol, oh these high horses we got. Well it it is nice to be thrown off once in a while. It does nice things to you.Book QueenI have just not tried them yet, I have tried a few though but they are all so YA. I know one can't say that, but it is all petty drama and cliches.Oh I know about mountains, good luck!

  4. Simcha says:

    I know that everyone loves this book but I just couldn't get into it. I didn't even finish it. There just wasn't anything about it that made me want to keep reading. But I do think I would have enjoyed it if I would have read it when I was younger.

  5. Blodeuedd says:

    Elysium*fingers crossed* for you šŸ˜€ They were fun, and that is praise from me who do not like ya pnrVVBNo turkey here, well ok some eat it for xmas, but no thanks, I need my ham ;)SimchaI know that feeling well, it is the feeling I have with all YA books like this one, and I do not know what was different here

  6. Blodeuedd says:

    StaciI hope you get to them within the next decade ;)NaidaYou do? They just irritate me…though only in YA, lolJulieI was so weary but I liked it, that shows you never really know

  7. Mel says:

    I knew you'd fall for paranormal YA eventually! Although I agree there are a lot of rubbish ones out there. I haven't read this series yet but it ius sitting on my TBR pile so I will get to round to it eventually! šŸ™‚

  8. Blodeuedd says:

    LisLol, I am glad šŸ˜‰ Do you have a pic of a ? or has google censured it?NiseOhh goddie! I can't wait to read moreNinaI can't say, but I am sure you would like them too

  9. Mari says:

    Ha ha, the one YA PNR you like is one I'm not all that fond of. That made me giggle a bit. I'm so happy that you found a series that works for you šŸ˜€

  10. Teddyree says:

    I love YA PNR and I bought Iron King based purely on the book trailer LOL and sadly it just didn't do it for me. I even have the rest in the series but can't convince myself to keep going :(Glad this one did it for you!

  11. Blodeuedd says:

    TeddyOh no šŸ˜¦ Too bad it did not work for you, but that sure happens. I am still in awe that it worked for memelissaI will see how I like the rest then šŸ˜‰ Cos yes so far nr 1 was better

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