The Page Sage

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The Iron King (Iron Fey Series #1)

The Iron King (Iron Fey Series #1) - The Page SageAfter reading The Iron King, I understand why this series has such a huge following. Kagawa’s writing style is addictive, and Meghan is an admirable heroine. She’s devoted to her brother (loyalty to siblings is always a plus), and she’s brave in an honest way (she admits to being scared, but doesn’t let her fears stop her).Another amazing aspect of this book is the world-building. I’m not sure I can get across how absolutely astounding it is. I could picture every detail of the Faeryland and it is equal parts enchanting, horrendous, lovely, and terrifying. All of it, the creatures, the forests, the politics, is perfectly clear and without lengthy descriptions of the setting. The world-building is easily what I enjoyed most about the book because I couldn’t wait to get back to reading and see what other surprises the Nevernever had in store!However, at this point in the series, I am not a fan of Ash. I don’t like love triangles (and this first book reeks of a love-triangle-to-be) and I do not like insta-love. From Meghan’s first glimpses of Ash to when she’s actually in his company, there’s really no development of their relationship. It feels rushed and Ash is one-dimensional. I would have much preferred if there had to be a romantic arc if Puck (her best friend) had been the sole love interest.Will this keep me from continuing the rest of the series? Not a chance. I’m utterly intrigued by where this plot will go next, as Kagawa has planted a lot of plot seeds that will, in all likelihood, grow during the next few books. There’s a definite guarantee of more action, if the first book was any indication, and despite the insta-love, Meghan is an awesome protagonist. I can’t wait to read The Iron Daughter!Find more reviews at The Page Sage