Day 20: Book Review: The Iron Daughter
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa, is the second book in the Iron Fae series, and has quickly rocketed up to my top twenty books. I did not know what to think going into this sequal, because so many have been horrid, but this book was fantastic, much like the first book in the series. I am glad that I have found this series with all of them out already, because otherwise I think I would go absolutely nutty if I had to wait to finish reading it, right now the only wait I have is on getting it from the library to my Kindle.
This story picks up after Ethan, Meghan Chase's younger brother has been returned home and she fulfilled her bargain with Prince Ash, and returned with him to Tir Na Nog, the realm of the Unseelie winter court ruled by Queen Mab. The half-human daughter of Oberon is once again faced by the challenges brought about by the existence of the iron fae, who seek to destroy the oldblooded fae, do away with the Seelie and Unseelie alike
Day 19: Book Review: The Iron King
Minor spoiler alert, but not really XD
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, published by Harlequin Teen is by far one of my favorite fae series to-date. I decided to read this series after hearing so many rave reviews about it, and upon reading the first few pages I instantly fell in love with the characters. The combination of the Midsummer's Night Dream mythos with elements from Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan, the distinct worlds of the Seelie and Unseelie (Summer and Winter) is fantastic, but what truly blew my mind about this series is the birth of the Iron Fae.
Kagawa (whose name I absolutely adore saying and typing!) has outdone herself in the creation of the Iron Fae mythos. Having them essentially be a creation of human's dependence and infatuation with all things technological it only seems to provide a plethora of ideas to create this new type of creature, that could be harmful to the oldblood of the traditional faerie mythos.
To rescue her brother,
Day 18: FaeFever by Karen Marie Moning Review
The ending of this book made me want to scream and throw a colossal, five-year old temper tantrum because one of my favorite characters' fate is at this moment in question! Seriously?! CLIFF HANGER MUCH?!!!!!
If I had to wait extended periods of time for the next installment of this book (which thankfully it has already been published, I would only have to wait as long as it takes to get it from the library) I would go absolutely freaking CRAZY. MacKayla "Mac" Lane was forced to grow up exceedingly fast when her older sister was brutally murdered while studying abroad in Dublin. Mac is a stereotypical ditzy southern belle and is suddenly thrown into the world of Celtic mythology, Seelie and Unseelie and the war between the light and dark.
This series in and of itself has everything: bad faeries, druids, dark hallows, evil plots, mystery, unfulfilled sexual desires, men with indeterminate scruples. The cliffhangers that Karen Mari
Day 16: The Pillars of the Earth Review
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett is a very long book. I struggled to finish it, I fought with myself and almost debated on putting it down, but I cannot entirely do that with a book that I've started unless it is completely and utterly horrible. This, however, is not horrible, it reminds me of a soap-opera. Drama, drama and drama stacked upon more drama. There is rape, murders, revenge, greed, power, love triangles, witches, politics, knights, and quite a bit of architecture.
The story, the main line of the story, follows through three generations of a family of stone masons, extended family through marriage, re-marrying, and various other events. Several kings, monk/prior, morally questionable bishop, ruthless Earl all affect these individuals. The inter-relationships are constantly evolving between this group of people, EVERYTHING that could happen somehow happens to this one core group of peo