The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Iron Fey #1)

Based off the New York Times best selling novels. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series, and follows the adventures of a girl named Meghan Chase. On her sixteenth birthday, Meghan discovers her little brother has been kidnapped by a faery race known as "the Fey" and even worse, replaced with an evil changeling and taken into the "Nevernever." Meghan bravely ventures into the faery realm to rescue him, and that's where an epic plot unfolds.

TITLE: The Iron King
AUTHOR: Julie Kagawa
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Teen
YEAR: 2010
LENGTH: 363 pages 
AGE: Young Adult
GENRE: Fantasy, Romance

General Vibe: Book1 with Book2

Queer Rep Summary: No canon queer rep.

DNF 75% in.

I think if I’d found this when I was younger I’d like it more. Something about the balance of how much it portrays the darker side of Faerie (or not) just isn’t working for me. Also Meghan is pretty quickly interested in Ash when they’ve barely met, and I don’t like insta-love (or very quick attraction) as a trope.

CW for ableist language (brief), kidnapping, confinement, cursing, classism, bullying, toxic relationship, child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault, blood, violence, injury detail, medical content, self harm (brief), rape (brief mention), torture (brief mention), animal death, death (brief mention).

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