No Place To Cry: The Hurt and Healing of Sexual Abuse dRt Check Winter court Check Shakespeare esue characters Check Yes there are similarities but these lie only in the bare backbone of the story Yes there are those faerie courts and A Midsummer Night s Dream characters Oberon Titania etc but they are necessary for the make up of the story From here on out Julie Kagawa makes THE IRON KING help i think im entering a slump because im pretty sure i was over this before i even began reading it i was really in the mood for something fae related but i had barely reached the seco 3rd reread May 15 2017 I still love this book to pieces Ash you sexy motherfuckerI know that a lot of people might be surprised that I like this book considering I tend to rip other fantasy YA to pieces I juston t think it s bad I All That Glitters (Alchemys Heirs don t think Meghan was annoying she reacted appropriately freaked out at times but that s reasonable I think Ash is HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGG there s a reason he s one of my 3 book boyfriends Grimalkin is absolutely aevilish little African American English: A Linguistic Introduction delight Puck was a bit grating but he was appropriate given his character The Nevernever is enchantment itself The only thing that really bothered me was the fact that Ash and Meghan seemed to fall for each other so easily with so little evidence Overall this is still a rock solid book that I evidently love through an unprecedented three readings Original reviewIon t think there s anything further I can add to what s already been said about this legendary book There is so much to love and very little I found objectionable This is my second time reading it with a critical view and I found that I enjoy it even this time aroundThe plot in a nutshell Meghan s little brother Ethan has been acting strange and it turns out he has been replaced by a changeling She and her long time best friend Robbie popularly known as Robin Goodfellow or Puck goes into the Nevernever to rescue him Along the way she Great Short Stories by African-American Writers discovers the truth about herself encounters numerousangers and a cat and falls in loveSounds like your typical YA fantasy right Oh but this is so much As someone with a short temper for TSTL characters and unbelievable characters I can tell you that there is nothing I can complain about hereI was starting to write a list of The Good The Bad and The Ugly but there is so few of the latter two And whatever there is that is ugly in this book is so elouently Drunk On Chocolate described that it becomes beautiful if only the writing So here s the list of everything I love about this bookThe settingThe Nevernever in all of its lands and aspects are beautifully and vividlyescribedA warm breeze blew into the closet carrying with it a shocking assortment of smells smells that should not be together in one place Crushed leaves and cinnamon smoke and apples fresh earth lavender and the faint cloying scent of rot and Major Problems in African-American History: From Freedom to Freedom Now, 1865-1990s (Major Problems in American History Series) decay For a moment I caught a tang of something metallic and coppery wrapped around the smell of rot but it was gone in the next breath And the creaturesIn the scattered moonlight faeriesanced and sang and laughed calling out to me from a Academia distance Satyrs whistled tunes on their pipes piskies buzzed through the air on gossamer wings and willowyryads A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars danced through the trees their slender bodies waving like grass in the windThe writing and environment so often makes or breaks a book and in this case it enhances the feel of a beautiful andangerous worldThe charactersMeghan is such a fantastic heroine She is strong tough but so vulnerable She acts impulsively sometimes but never endangers herself or her loved ones needlesslyMeghan has her faults she is obstinate and headstrong at "times but it s in a believable and " but it s in a believable and sympathetic mannerI slipped into the baggy jeans and the wrinkled smelly T shirt feeling a nasty glow of satisfaction as they slid comfortably over my skin Burn my things will he I thought Love on the Rocks Men Women and Alcohol in Post World War II America dragging my sneakers out and shoving my feet into themLittle acts of rebellionwho among us hasn tressed improperly for an important occasion as a teenager Meghan s little acts of foolishness are largely harmless the Beths Stable Stolen by an Alien defiance of a teenager instead of willful obstinacy and I like her all the for itPuck is Puck He is capricious a trickster but he hasepth than that of a court jester He is truly
DEVOTED TO MEGHAN AND THE MISTAKES to Meghan and the mistakes he made in the past has made him even protective of her Puck is even willing to endanger himself and endure punishment for the sake of his friend and I am glad that he is by Meghan s side as she continues her uest He adds an element of lightness to the serious feel of the novel and his seemingly lighthearted stance is invaluable in helping Meghan keep her spirits up when things are fearfulAsh Oh man what a Aliens Vs Predator dreamboat I love a good reformed rake in my Regency novel and while this is in no way a similar story Ash is the kind of bad boy that s every fangirl sream He is For Discrimination dark scarred he has aifficult past and a hard life as the son of Mab His courtship with Meghanif it can be called that is a rough one They re enemies and he Academic Writing, Real World Topics did try to kill her What I stared at him inisbelief You tried to kill me Technically I was trying to kill Puck You just happened to be there But yes if I Repressed Memories A Journey to Recovery from Sexual Abuse FiresideParkside Recovery Book d had the shot I would have taken it Their reluctant alliance and their growing feelings for each other are so gradual that I can t even recall the exact moment when Meghan falls for Ashor hell when I fell for AshGrimalkin Ion t think I ve ever met a talking cat I Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic didn t like I ve loved talking cat guides in every fictional reincarnation I ve ever read be it the Cheshire Cat or Edgewood Dirk and I can say no less about him in this book I love his selfishness his wicked sense of humor his uestionable morals and his wisdom The Nevernever isying human It grows smaller and smaller every African Literature 9 decade Too much progress too much technology Mortals are losing their faith in anything but science Even the children of man are consumed by progress They sneer at the old stories and arerawn to the newest gadgets computers or video games They no longer believe in monsters or magic As cities grow and technology takes over the world belief and imagination fade away
and so o we The plot itself is fast paced and action filled There is a lot that so o we The plot itself is fast paced and action filled There is a lot that on in this novel typically I hate it I like things to stay in one place Rapid changes in settings are so often poorly Secrets of the TEAS® Exam Study Guide done and lose my interest and credibility and just confuse the hell out of me This is not the case with The Iron King Everything is paced as it should and though the book moves rapidly I never feel lost I m so glad I reread this book it only improves in the readin. S a pawn in aeadly war Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature are face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her ead than let her touch his icy heart. ,
Before everything elseI need to express my strong belief in the existence of fairiesbecause they would perish without our Conjure In African American Society dreams and thoughts and hopesI ve got your back guysI will not let you fade into oblivion YeahMomEthan s turned into a monster and my best friend thinks he s a faeryHow was youray As you can seeMeghan s life is not that simpleShe used to be the girl that lived by the swampan outcastuntil her 16th birthdaywhen a creature Womens Political Activism in Palestine disguised as her little brother tried to eat her and her best friend revealed to her that he is an ancient faery protecting herThen she visited the Summer Courtfound out her father was a Faery Kinghis wife was not particularly happy about her and she started aangerous journey to find her baby brotheraccompanied by trickster Pucka talking cat and a brooding Alien Commanders Bride (Draconians, dark princeI knowthe broodingark prince part is the best Ladies and Felineswelcome to Tir Na NogLand of endless winter and shitloads of snow Well they The alphas abused mate didn t stay there long enough but I liked Puck s sarcasm in this lineThe Iron King is the first book of a very promising seriesand aifferent oneFairies are not your typical creatures of extraordinary beauty and wisdom except the royal onestrolls and goblins and gremlins pop up from every cornerthe legends of the monster inside your closet are all trueand they exist as long as us mortals believe in themas long as our imagination runs wild and our minds are open to the impossible and inhumanI really liked Julie Kagawa s writing and fresh ideasI guess the only reason I Word Alchemy didn t give the Iron King 5 stars is that it took me a while to adjust to its world and magicbut once I was sucked inI enjoyed it very muchMy favorite character has to berum roll Ash of coursehe is the result of the perfect combination broodingdarksometimes an asshole with a tragic back story who needs someone to make him feel alive againAnd gorgeousOf course Puck was an entertaining additionbut I sense a love triangle in the making and I hope it will not cause unnecessary The Black Renaissance in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures dramaGrimalkin the sassy cat was a pleasant surprisea mysterious being with vast knowledge and hidden agendaAnd thenthere is MeghanThankfully she is not annoying and I actually like herdespite her being stubborn and immature at timesAll in alla very good first book in an interesting seriesI m looking forward to the next oneAnd note thisAsh is mine I have a vague memory from my early teen years that haunts me to thisay there I was reading The Iron King as it had just been released I turned the last page smiling to myself and thought Wow what a fantastic book Meghan is so amazing and smart and Ash is so An Endless Lie dreamy I wish I had two DNFI tried I really really triedBut this just wasn t my jam I picked it up at least threeifferent times and no ROMANCE (BWWM Military Romance Boxset) (African American Urban Series Short Stories Book 1) dice OnwardXXXXXXXXXWhen you are interested in a book by an author you ve never read beforewhich is priced at 799and youiscover yo Something was happening something strange and creepy and terrifying and the scariest part of all was that it wore a familiar ordinary face 3 12 starsWhile The Immortal Rules series is still Kagawa s winner for me so far I was actually really pleasantly surprised by this book Almost everyone I know picked up this series a few years back and I eliberately avoided it YA paranormal with a love triangle Yeah no thank you But I ve been meaning to see if I was wrong ever since I really enjoyed The Immortal Rules and this first installment is bursting with Kagawa s trademark humour and a likable cast of secondary characters It
S Far From Perfect Butfar from perfect but ve heard it s the weakest book of the series We shall seeThe foundations of the story aren t breaking any new ground an awkward teenager called Meghan Chase iscovers that the world isn t uite what she first expected when her brother gets kidnapped and taken to the Nevernever Fey world She must then go rescue him with the help of her friend Puck and other interesting creatures she meets along the way Of course things aren t that simple and Meghan uncovers a bunch of ark secrets that
remained hidden in Nevernever for yearsDespite the familiar premise The Iron King had a completely ifferent atmosphere to most of the YA paranormal genre A lot of the genre is very loosely based in fantasy and focused around the central romantic angst which this book wasn t in my opinion It has a very Alice Daddy Blames Me down the rabbit hole or A Midsummer Night s Dream kind of feel to it almostreamlike at times and full of magic and illusions There is some romance of course like when Meghan tries to convince herself that Ash is Statistical Arbitrage: Algorithmic Trading Insights and Techniques (Wiley Finance) definitely not Mr Sexy That is Ash prince of the Unseelie Court He tried to kill Puck and he might try to kill you as well He is not sexy He s not But I think what I like most about Kagawa s work is that she creates a wonderful balance betweenark fast paced survival stories and hilariously charismatic characters I admit that this story gets a little messy at times with the influx of every paranormal Fey like creature imaginable popping up one after the other and causing rama but I think the series may have been finding its footingMy love for the characters started with Puck whose sense of humour was EXACTLY the kind I love Charming Puck commentedHave Remained Hidden In
gazing around in istaste I love the barren ead feel they rearound in istaste I love the barren Her Alien Bodyguard (The Guards Of Attala, dead feel they re for Who s the gardener I wonder I love to get some tips and Oh we re playing nice now Shall we have tea first Brew up a nice pot of kiss my ass I m sure Kagawa is going to try and persuade me to change my mind but Puck is so much my type than Mr Broody smoldering gaze Ash I ve said before that I can be sold on a love triangle if it s told well and I think this is one I could get invested in And then there s Grimalkin I am a cat Grimalkin replied as if that explained anything Kagawa put an hilarious completely lovable freuently sarcastic cat in her book How could I not love it He is easily my favourite character so far Puck coming in a close second The only character that hasn t wowed me yet is Meghan herself but it also took a while for me to like Allison in The Immortal Rules so hopefully the MC love will come laterAs I said this book is far from perfect but it is enjoyable fast paced fantasy And sometimes that s all I wantBlog Leafmarks Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr NOI almost DNF ed this one It just irritated me to no end But then I met Ash He Teacher For An Alien Doctor (Intergalactic Exchange Program, deserves the 3 stars here 3You know sometimes less is The Iron Fey universe obviouslyoesn t know of the concept less Up to 40% the heroine sees about a 150 New Trends Generations in African Literature Today, Alt 20 different creatures a bit less in the second half but overa. Meghan Chase has a secretestiny; one she could never have imaginedSomething has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life ever since her father The Battle over Marriage disappeared before her eyes when she was six She has never uite fit in at school or at homeWhen aark strange. .
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Ll she sees a million of them and they re all Teaching History for Justice described like crazy I know now you re thinking Blacky you re a moron or your brain is non existent for not being able to cope with a hundred million creatures in one book but let me tell you how it is to read about itshe sees a weird creature it looks like this and this andoes that and thatnext pageshe sees two creatures that try to kill her and they look like this and this and Laughing to Keep from Dying do that and thatnext pageshe sees one creature that helps them and he looks like this and this and his house looks like that and thatnext pageshe sees a horde of creatures that try to kill her next pageshe sees a weird creature that saves her and it looks like this and thisshe again sees a bunch of creatures that try to kill hernext pageshe sees 5ifferent creatures that look weird and scare hernext pageshe gets warned not to go to a INTERRACIAL ROMANCE dangerous place where the weird creatures live but she STILL goes to theangerous place and those weird creatures try to kill hernext page and so by the time we get to her actually meeting Ash there is absolutely NOTHING happening in the book except her seeing creatures and those creatures trying to kill her or save her Seriously absolutely NOTHING happeningThough even after she meets Ash she still gets creatures that try to kill her all over again and some new ones that try to save herSo basically all the story in this book is the world building that was just over extensive because after the 100th creature I met I Stolen Years didn t give a sht about any other and the she saw the I wanted to stop readingYeah I have a problem butamn I just couldn t take itAnother problem here is that she meets Ash at about view spoiler45 hide spoiler I ve had The Iron Fey series sitting on my Audible shelf for uite some time ParanormalFantasy isn t my go to genre but I was curious about this series after seeing some great reviews for it Yet every time that I was in the mood for this type of story there always seemed to be another book released that was higher up on my TBR priorities I finally got around to listening to this audiobook on a recent cross country family road trip Since my children as well as my 89 year old grandmother were in the car my usual smutty romance selections were off the table After all I wouldn t want to be responsible for giving my grandmother a heart attack and I certainly wasn t prepared to answer any uestions that might arise from my children related to something they might hear in a Sarah T - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic dark romance novelSince this series is aimed at a younger audience it ended up being the perfect time to give it a listen Other than a few mildly bad words which were no cause for a freak out in my opinion this book was clean enough for my girls ages 5 and 10 It also had enough adventure and suspense to keep the adults in the car engaged in the story While my youngestaughter wasn t exactly following the story closely she id pay enough attention to pick up on the general theme and point out who her favorite characters were I m not sure that I could ve found another series that would have worked as well for our groupThe story centers on a high school girl Meghan Chase She is a heroine that is easy to relate to because she is flawed but strong and personable I appreciated the fact that
Meghan was a good role model for young girls She had the same insecurities of allwas a good role model for young girls She had the same insecurities of all teenage girls but was able to rise above and even make light of teenage rama Topics such as bullying and body image were addressed but not in an over the top in your face kind of way that reeks of an after school TV special The author addressed these issues subtly and without much fanfareMeghan s reality changes overnight when she Black Visions: The Roots of Contemporary African-American Political Ideologies discovers that her younger brother Ethan has been taken into the Nevernever A changeling has taken his place in the human world while the real Ethan has been taken Everything that Meghan thought she knew was wrong The man that raised her andisappeared when she was six wasn t really her father at all She is the Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree daughter of Oberon the King of the Summer Court It ends up that Meghan is half faerie and not entirely human at allIn addition her neighborbest friend Robbie is really Puck the faerie of legends He had been sent by her father to watch over her for years Revealing her true identity to her Puck goes on to become her tour guide through the faerie worldAs Puck and Meghan set out to find Ethan and return him to the human world they embark on a series of adventures Along the way Meghan meets Ash the Winter Prince who becomes her love interest Meanwhile she must carry on in spite of the contempt of the Summer ueen Titania and other members of the faerie courts that lookown upon her because she is a half breedFrom start to finish I was captivated with this story The characters were easy to relate to and the storyline was compelling I was lost in the fantastical world that Julie Kagawa created It was absolutely magicalCheck out of my reviews at wwwbookaddicthavencom ICOFA InCase of Fairy AbductionIn the event that you are abducted by fairies please adhere to the following guidelines so that I on t have to watch or read about you by fairies please adhere to the following guidelines so that I on t have to watch or read about you through fairyland like an incompetent idiot1 Never thank a fairy for services rendered2 Never eat fairy food3 Never Technologies for Understanding and Preventing Substance Abuse and Addiction dance with fairies4 Never strike a bargain with a fairy unless you ve agreed on the fine points The Iron King is a book about a sixteen year old girl Meghan Chase Can I advise all people reading this review never be sixteen It s a horrible age Avoid it as much as you can Meghan isragged into the fairy world when her younger brother is replaced by a changling She soon Secret Origins Action Figures discovers she haseeper ties to fairy than she Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources, 1957-1987 (Bibliographical Research in African Written Literatures, No 1) d originally thoughtThe Iron King like many modernay fairy tales tries to adhere to old school fairy myths yet still manages to balls up and humanize certain fairies with all the eagerness a coming of age book about a sixteen year old on a magical adventure CAN balls up and humanize fairies I take particular exception to the Active Noise Control Systems: Algorithms and DSP Implementations (Wiley Series in Telecommunications and Signal Processing) depiction of famous fairy Robin Puck s character and the introduction of romantic lead Ash The fact that Robin Puck has been turned from a wicked mischeivous sprite with a penchant forisaster into competition for a sixteen year old s affections was really just traumatizing to me Suddenly Puck is sexy serious occasionally brooding and suave Excuse me while I choke back tears and reread A Midsummer Night s DreamWe ve gone fromToimage error Wow As many others have stated at first glance THE IRON KING appears to be your typical faerie book Summer cou. R begins watching her from afar and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to changeBut she could never have guessed the truth that she is the aughter of a mythical faery king and .