Monday, April 2, 2012

Review: The Iron Knight

Title: The Iron Knight
Author: Julie Kagawa
Published: October 26th, 2011
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!!!

Goodreads Summary:

 Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.

Unless he can earn a soul.

To cold, emotionless faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl— smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end— a quest to find a way to honor his solemn vow to stand by Meghan’s side.

To survive in the Iron realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.

And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

My thoughts: 

     Ok, so I first need to say that this book was definitely my favorite out of the whole series. It is probably because I am so in love with Ash. I enjoyed the adventure and journey throughout this book the most. With our favorite characters along, Ash journeys along to get a human soul so that he can finally join Meghan in the Iron Realm. This book was narrated and told completely from Ash's point of view and I loved that. I feel like most young adult books (maybe just the one's I read) are told from a girl's point of view and I felt like we really got to see who Ash was this time because of that. The tests and trials that he had to go through to earn a human soul were heartwrenching for me and I really felt his character developing and changing throughout the whole book. I went through what felt like a million emotions while I was reading, I laughed at Puck who was always there for the comic relief and to put a smile on my face, and I cried (yep, I did) with Ash as he came to the realization of what it means to be a human and to have a soul. 

    This was a really great conclusion to an amazing series. I really felt like the questions were answered and all the opened ended questions were wrapped up. Although the focus of this book was not on Meghan this time, I loved that I still felt her character throughout the story. I was in awe of the loyalty that Ash showed even when he was wavering and unsure of what he was going to do. Puck and Ash's friendship finally becomes what it has always secretly been and all the loose ends with their future friendship are tied up. But, if you haven't read it yet their was one character who is in this book who suprised (at least me) when they joined the story. I never saw it coming and it had me a little mad at Ash for parts of the book :)

   I am so sad that it is over but, the good news is Julie Kagawa is working on a new Iron Fey series that is focused around Ethan Chase, Meghan's little brother. The first book is going to be called The Iron Prince. I can't wait!!!




  1. Hey Kristin!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! I just joined yours! Loving the layout! Hang in there, girl, you will get more followers in no time!

    I LOVE the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa! I haven't read Iron Knight yet, probably because, like you, I'm sad to see it end! But she does have a new book coming out called The Immortal Rules. It's the first in a brand new series she is starting. Sounds interesting!

    Anyway, thanks again for joining my blog! I look forward to reading more of your reviews!

    Best Wishes,

    Mia at The Muses Circle

  2. I have this book, but I haven't read it. I'm currently rereading the first 3 books so that I can remember everything that was going on. I honestly didn't know that this was the last one, that's so sad! On Kagawa's blog she did post that she plans on doing a spin-off from Ethan's point of view though. Could be good. Anyway, glad to see you liked this book even though it unfortunately was the last!

  3. I've heard nothing but good things about this book but I keep putting it of... mostly because of the fairies... It sounds amazing though awesome review I'll definitely give it a try :D thanks!!

  4. There are almost only positive reviews about this book:)I really want to read this book and the whole serie!

  5. I've not begun this series -YET- but with every review I read, it moves higher up my TBR list. I also look forward to reading it from Ash's POV; because like you, I seem to find most told from a female perspective. It will make for a nice change. Cheers!


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