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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Iron Knight: Iron Fey Book 4 by Julie Kagawa

***THIS IS A SERIES BOOK***
PLEASE DO NOT READ UNTIL AFTER IRON QUEEN!



Overview:

My name - my true name - is Ashallayn' Darkmyr Tallyn. I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie court. And I am dead to her.

My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl...to cold 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 infurating 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 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. And along the way Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Review:

For those of you who insist on reading the review on this one without reading the review for the previous books, this is a young adult book, I recommend at the very youngest ages 9+, keep in mind this is a very long book. There is also a novella that was published prior to this book called Summer's Crossing.Please read the first book in the series before reading this book as it is a series book. The link can be found below in the image for Iron King. As always, this is at the discretion of the parent and their knowledge of their own children.




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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Summer's Crossing: Iron Fey Book 3.5 by Julie Kagawa

***THIS IS A SERIES BOOK***
PLEASE DO NOT READ UNTIL AFTER IRON QUEEN!



Overview:

A Midsummer's Nightmare?

Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Summer Court prankster, King Oberon's right hand, bane of many a faery queen's existence - and secret friend to Prince Ash of the Winter Court. Until one girl's death came between them, and another girl stole both their hearts.

Now Ash has granted one favor too many and someone's come to collect, forcing the prince to a place he cannot go without Puck's help  - into the heart of the Summer Court. Puck faces the ultimate choice - betray Ash and possibly win the girl they both love, or help his former friend turned bitter enemy pull off a deception that no other true faery prankster could possibly resist.

Review:

For those of you who insist on reading the review on this one without reading the review for the previous books, this is a young adult novella, I recommend at the very youngest ages 9+, but it MUST be read AFTER Iron QueenPlease read the first book in the series before reading this book as it is a series book. The link can be found below in the image for Iron King. As always, this is at the discretion of the parent and their knowledge of their own children.



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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Iron Queen: Iron Fey Book 3 by Julie Kagawa

***THIS IS A SERIES BOOK***
PLEASE DO NOT READ UNTIL AFTER IRON DAUGHTER!



Overview:

My name is Meghan Chase.

I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.

This time, there will be no turning back.

Review:

For those of you who insist on reading the review on this one without reading the review for the previous books, this is a young adult book, I recommend at the very youngest ages 9+, keep in mind this is a very long book. Please read the first book in the series before reading this book as it is a series book. The link can be found below in the image for Iron King. As always, this is at the discretion of the parent and their knowledge of their own children.



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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Iron Daughter: Iron Fey Book 2 by Julie Kagawa


***THIS IS A SERIES BOOK***
PLEASE DO NOT READ UNTIL AFTER IRON KING!



Overview:

Half Summer Faery Princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere.

Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey-ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.

Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

Review:

For those of you who insist on reading the review on this one without reading the review for the previous books, this is a young adult book, I recommend at the very youngest ages 9+, keep in mind this is a very long book. Please read the first book in the series before reading this book as it is a series book. The link can be found below in the image for Iron King. There is also a novella that has been published to fill a time-gap made between books 1 and 2 called Winter's Passage. As always, this is at the discretion of the parent and their knowledge of their own children.




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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Winter's Passage: Iron Fey Book 1.5 by Julie Kagawa

***THIS IS A SERIES BOOK***
PLEASE DO NOT READ UNTIL AFTER IRON KING!



Overview:

Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl...until she discovered that she is really a Faery Princess.

After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck - Meghan's best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon - who was gravely injured defeating Meghan from the Iron Fey.

Yet Meghan and Ash's detour does not go unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter - a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat...



Review:

For those of you who insist on reading the review on this one without reading the review for the previous books, this is a young adult book, I recommend at the very youngest ages 9+, keep in mind this is a novella and MUST be read AFTER Iron King. As always, this is at the discretion of the parent and their knowledge of their own children.



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Monday, August 1, 2016

Iron King: Iron Fey Book 1 by Julie Kagawa







Overview:

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.

Review:


This book brings in a whole new side to the world of the Fey. With the grand ideas that Kagawa enlists in her writing, it is a surefire win for all. My recommendation is for readers who are a bit older and able to sit down through a lengthy story plot, typically those in age from 7+ should be able to follow the twists that go on in this book. There are some slightly gruesome scenes that I would suggest a higher age range of at least 9+ to be the target-able age for this book. As always, this is at the discretion of the parent and their knowledge of their own children.

This story takes flight quickly with the usual normal girl is quickly thrust into a seemingly impossible world, and we as readers learn along with her as she makes mistakes, gets thrown around, and all around follows the rabbit hole to where it leads. At first, I was honestly quite worried that this would bore me easily, since it follows the average step by step of the more recent fantasy writings. I didn't expect this.
What a wonderful surprise that someone has decided to create! Everyone who has read a book involving fairies as a main race in their book knows that the fey folk of legend are deathly allergic to all things iron. This is where Kagawa blows us out of the water, what if, like everything in the world of make-believe, the things of our imagination has changed enough to create a new race of fey? What if our new found worship of technology created a generation of fey who are not allergic to iron, but rather are born from it? Magic. This is what happens when you decide to think out of the box! Welcome to my newest favorite series! The Iron Fey! 



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Sunday, July 31, 2016

I'm coming back!

Hello my dear readers, 

I am sorry that it has been so long since we last spoke together, but I promise, I NEVER forgot you!

I have been dedicating my time to schoolwork and baby-rearing. Little Lilly just turned one this past Thursday. I promise photos are coming! She celebrated in true Princess fashion, as her theme was Princess Sofia the First. 

Back to the real story, I told you all last year that I would be coming back in August of this year so that I could focus fully on the new balance of my house with a husband working far away and two children instead of only one as I knuckled down on my final years of schooling before earning my Bachelor's degree.  I am happy to report that I succeeded in staying on my timeline! I will be starting my Student Teaching this fall and, should everything go perfectly, I will be gradating in December! *insert happy dance, or rather crazy spastic twitching that I call dancing* 

I have a full month ahead with my coming back review bang, I will have at least three different reviews up on the blog this month and at least two next month. I am still juggling a lot but I promise to review as quickly as I can. Even though I stopped posting my reviews, I never stopped reading so I have a nice stash of books to review for you...I may even go crazy and post two per month..not sure yet. 

Again thank you to all of you reading this, you make my day worth it.












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