Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King By Julie Kagawa
Pages: 363 (Paperback)
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Released In: Feb 1st, 2010

" Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.
When a dark stranger 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 change.
But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly 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 dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart." Goodreads.

There is so much I’d want to say about The Iron King. I want to just go on a complete rant on my love for this book, what my favorite part is, and how much I love the characters. I will keep myself from doing that so I don’t let any spoilers slip. From the moment I saw its beautiful eye-catching cover and title, even before I read what the book was about I knew I just had to read it. And that is exactly what I did. First thing that catches my attention is that the story is about faeries, not just any kind of faerie, but the mystical kind that are captivating and interesting and at the same time they are scary and mysterious. Completely enchanting.
The Iron King had me from the start. Being sucked into this completely different world, I just could not put the book down. The main characters are not difficult to like either. Meghan is smart with a strong attitude, someone who is willing to put others first before herself.  She takes you through a drastic change in her life. I adored Puck, he was witty and charming. And Ash, probably my favorite character out of the bunch! However, I can’t help but love a lot of the characters for the simple fact that they were unique in their own way. The story had me completely locked onto this book like super glue. I could not put it down until I finished it. Meghan’s journey is something you do not want to miss. Did I mention how awesome Ash is? Well, he is pretty awesome. Of course this book brings its Love-Triangle, and as you can see, I already have picked my side.
I am still in ‘awe’ with what I’ve read. As a reader who absolutely loves the idea of a faery world, this just pretty much fed that yearning for a book to cover that. And boy did it cover it! It left me wanting to read more from this wonderful author.  Thankfully I’m in luck, because this story continues in The Iron Daughter. This is a book I would totally reread over. The Iron King is filled with a lot of awesome and a lot of ‘oh heeeck no!’. If this book is keeping you away for the fear that it may be more romantic or cheesy, then that is not the case for this one! It has its great share of action and adventure with an equal balance to romance.  If you haven’t read this book then I suggest you get to it! This is a book you would not want to miss out on.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Evermore by Alyson Noel
Pages: 301 (Paperback)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Released in: Feb 3rd, 2009

"Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch.   Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste…
Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition.  He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets.  Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head.  She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is.  Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies." Goodreads.


When I bought this book I immediately thought: Twilight meets Sarah Dessen!! It is kind of like that, in the sense of the romance being very simple with dangerous plots. However I liked the idea of this other world they were part of, it was a magical place where the guy would see the girl in her dreams. The main guy, Damen, was pretty hot, as always! Ever, the main girl was recovering from her family’s death and saw her little brother’s ghost, which made the story a little sad at points. She was very solititary and somehow ends up attracted to the mysterious new boy.
I liked the beginning of the story and how they got to know each other, they were total opposites: she was dark, he was sociable. One thing I did not like about this story was that there was another girl and she was felt as competition for Ever, which I rooted for. Other than that I did like the ending and found some things a little cheesy, but overall the story’s heart was in the right place.
Read and you will swoon over the lead and root for Ever to get the guy!
P.S. On a very obvious side note: We are back from our Hibernation!!! We are sorry we got off track, and expect many more book review and cool stuff!!!