Monday, October 17, 2011

Review: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Knight
(Iron Fey #4)
by Julie Kagawa
Publication Date: October 25th, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 386
ISBN: 9780373210367

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My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn'darkmyr Tallyn.

I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her.

My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl… (Goodreads)
The Iron Fey series is definitely one of my most favorite series of all time. These are books that I can see myself reading over, and over again. I love them that much. If you haven’t read the Iron Fey series yet, they are a must read! I highly recommend these books.

Here are my thoughts on this book, and I’m trying to keep it as spoiler free as possible!

In The Iron Knight, we join Ash on his search to the end of the world to find a soul, so that he can become a mortal and live in the Iron Realm with his love, Meghan. Unlike the other books in the series, The Iron Knight is told from Ash’s point of view. I’ve loved Ash since the beginning of the series. I love the many different sides we get to see of him in this book. Ash is one of my most favorite hero’s ever, and seeing everything from his point of view just made me love him even more.

Dear Puck… There is never a dull moment with him around. I really loved the way he and Ash interacted throughout this book. They got into quite a bit of trouble together, and at times I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see how they were going to get out of said trouble. I have to say, if Julie Kagawa wanted to write a series about Puck, I would totally read it. I would love for him to have his own happily ever after.

Grim the cat is still awesome, as always. We are also introduced to a few new characters, one in which I especially loved; the big, bad wolf.

The one thing I really missed in this book was Meghan. I’ve grown so used to reading from her point of view. The parts we did see her in the book were enjoyable, but I missed the interactions between her and Ash, and especially her and Puck.

The world building in this book is amazing. Julie Kagawa has such a creative mind. The descriptions where so detailed, I could see everything clearly in my mind. I love that Julie also wasn’t afraid to set up impossible situations for the characters to be in. Quite a few times I was worried about how exactly there were going to survive through make it through alive.

Overall, The Iron Knight is a great conclusion to this wonderful series. I am so sad to see it all end, but I’m excited to see where Julie Kagawa takes us in her next series.

Happy Reading!

13 comments:

  1. I have not read the series yet even if I have both the 1st books PDF since ages.
    Thanks for your review.

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  2. I think it's a beautiful end for the series. It was nice to have another point of view, it allows us to understand a lot of things. I'm glad you liked it too !

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  3. Oh, what a lovely review. :)
    I really need a happy ending for Puck, too. I feel so sorry for him that he hasn't found someone yet, so I'm hoping that he'll meet someone in the spin-off series.
    And while I have to agree that Meghan was missing, I kind of think it was the right solution since Ash needed to deal with his past alone.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Carina

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  4. Perfect review Christy! I loved this book as well. I agree with so much of what you said.

    Grim is awesome and one of my favourite characters ever.

    I missed Meghan a lot too. You felt her absence and I think it helped us miss her like Ash did.

    I am very much looking forward to any other books Julie writes, and her series with Meghan's brother..hopefully certain characters make some appearances :)

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  5. Wonderful review! I just finished it a few days ago and I COMPLETELY agree! Looking forward to her spin-off series with Ethan =)

    -Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte: YA Reviews

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  6. Great review! I absolutely love the Iron Fey series so I can't wait to read The Iron Knight :)

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  7. I'm almost finished with this one. I have 50 pages left and I can't wait to see what happens. I was blown away by Julie Kagawa's imagination in this book. It took the series to a whole new level.

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  8. I know I was sad to see it end, but wasn't it such a perfect and beautiful ending. Oh and I would totally support a Puck story so he can get his happily ever after. Great review! :)

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  9. It really was so weird not to read a story in this world from Meagan's voice. And isn't Puck da bomb? Now, I want a story from his POV!

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  10. I think this book was almost my favourite despite the lack of Megan! I really loved seeing Ash and Puck and I really loved Ash's POV. :) And for some reason I got teary through this one a lot. Maybe I was hormonal when I read it, I'm not sure... ;)

    Great review!


    Liza @ Book Crook Liza

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  11. This book is one of my favorites in the series. I did miss Meghan but it was nice to see Ash as a narrator. Puck and Ash together never fail to make me laugh.

    Great review!

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  12. Oh man, how many more awesome reviews will I read of these books before I hurry up and get my hands on The Iron Daughter?! I read The Iron King ages ago and enjoyed it, but never got around to continuing. WHY? I don't know. I'm nuts, obviously. The Iron Knight sounds like such an incredible ending... MUST. CATCH. UP. SOON!

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  13. I already have mine written so I feel safe in reading someone else's review. lol :)

    I'm nodding furiously at everything, great review. :D I loved this so much but you're right about Meghan. I was a little sad about the ending - I'm so, so hoping that in Kagawa's spin-off we see a little of Puck.

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