Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa (Review + Excerpt)

Who: Julie Kagawa
What: Iron Knight (Iron Fey #4)
When: October 25th, 2011
Where: HarlequinTeen
Why: Series LOVE
How: For Review (Blog Tour)
Note: This review is SPOILER FREE to the series
With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating 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 solemn 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. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.
And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

No surprise, Julie's final book in the Iron Fey Saga was heart-breaking, beautiful, and absolutely lyrical with an ending that had me smiling so hard.

This last book in the Iron Fey series shifts from Meghan's head to our favorite icy love interest, Ash, who is setting off on a journey with our favorite side characters, Grimm and Puck, to fufill the promise he made to Meghan at the end of Book Three. his ourney with realizing just how much he's sacrificing to do this was both heart-breaking and heart-warming at the same time. Ash, as always, is loving and conflicted but even more so in this book. The closer he gets to his goal, the more he starts realizing everything he has to give up.

Julie makes you so connected to the characters that I felt jealous every time Ariella came into Ash's thoughts! I was like: STOP DOING THAT. MEGHAN. MEGHAN. And trust me, the winter faerie plays a larger role in the book than you realize. Speaking of her (highlight the white section for the spoiler part):

I didn't like her, at all. Mostly because I ship Ash and Meghan like, hardcore, but I hated how she kept trying to suck Ash back into his old life even though he was obviously on this insane, deadly quest for Meghan. But by the end of the book, I at least had respect for her because she was noble and loyal to Ash until the very end.

My favorite part of this book had to be Ash and Puck's relationship throughout the entire novel. You really get to see what you didn't in the books as told by Meghan: just how much Ash regrets everything that's happened up 'till now with Puck. And their sort-of friendship is so complicated and funny that I loved reading every second of it. You can really tell that they used to be best friends and watching them struggle with the past to maybe to back to him was so sweet and lovely.

And I want to thank Julie's editor over at HarlequinTeen a THOUSAND TIMES because if it wasn't for her, we wouldn't have this book and would've been stuck with the ending of Iron Queen which made me burst into a thousand tears. As Julie said: Her Editor wanted a Happily Ever After. So she wrote one. And it was totally worth it.


AND since I am part of the Iron Knight Blog Tour that's running, here is my excerpt for you:

“We’re heeeeere,” Puck sang softly. “And can I say that theold gal hasn’t gotten any less creepy than when I saw her last.”I narrowed my eyes at him. “Just shut up and let me do thetalking this time. It was bad enough when you insulted the centaur chief.”“All I suggested was that we could’ve used a ride out of themeadow. I didn’t mean from him.”

Dying to read more? The rest of the except will be on Life Bound By Books tomorrow AND you can buy this lovely book right here: IRON KNIGHT as well as the rest of the series HERE.

Happy Reading!


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