I do feel that Fae are the new Vampire in the YA catagory, but I love faeries, so it’s not a bad thing but its a question if the latest faerie book brings something new or not. I thought ‘The Iron King’ was really enjoyable, and the mythology it brings really is new and magical.This book felt like an original fairy tale. Before Disney sugar coated things, fairy tales were a thing of horror, with gruesome plots and where love is never guaranteed and a happy ever after always came with a price. I loved this!
The plot is really intriguing. Meghan has no idea of her true origins, and lately some weird stuff has been happening. A stranger is stalking her, her best friend is becoming increasingly protective and could be hiding a secret also and her brother has disappeared.
There are love interests for Meghan, and I can already imagine there are t-shirts and mugs with either ‘Team Puck’ or ‘Team Ash’ reminiscent of an Edward Vs. Jacob showdown. (I’m , like, totally Team Puck!) I really like there are nods to other stories, such as Midsummer Night’s Dream, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and this book held as much magic for me. The characters drew me in, and I loved getting to know them all and finding out their secrets. There were a couple of cliches in here, such as the popular cheerleader and jock that did make my eyes roll slightly though, but maybe that is just because I’m becoming old!
If you enjoyed Melissa Marr’s ‘Wicked Lovely’ series, then I know you will love this too. For me, this had an edge because of it’s narrative and the characters.
An enthralling tale of Fae and their wicked ways, it drew me in and I didn’t want to put it down.