Friday, August 26, 2011

Book Review: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Iron Knight (Iron Fey #4)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Release date: 25th October 2011
Published by: Harlequin
Genre: YA

Blurb: Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.

Unless he can earn a soul.



To cold, emotionless 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 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.




My Rating:  A MUST READ!!


My Review: I was so happy to be able to read and review The Iron Knight thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin.

Wow..just wow! What an amazing conclusion to such a spine-tingling, awe-inspiring adventure.
I was truly captivated from the first few words, it was such a thrill to read from Ash's POV (don't get me wrong I love Meghan) it just helps us understand him a little better.

The story is wonderfully written, it took me on such an emotional journey, to feel what the characters where feeling I was literally glued to each page, at one point I was so mad I wanted to jump in the book and do some serious slapping, another I was in tears (make that a few times) *winks* while laughing out loud from alot of  Puck's snarky comments (of course lol) Then I was gripping the edge of my seat in anticipation of what was going to happen next. But mostly I will admit while reading this story I had a smile plasted on my face pretty much the whole time... #TeamAsh *swoons*

We get introduced to new & old characters and some unexpected, each one brings something new and exciting to the story. Secrets get revealed, friendships get tested, can true love prevail?

Well to find the answer to that you'll need to read The Iron Knight, this has to be my favourite read of 2011.

Here's a little looksie into picking Ash and Puck for the cover...




I've already pre-ordered my copy...here's where you can too THE BOOK DEPOSITORY OR AMAZON

Here's The Iron Fey Trailer..





 Mark your calenders for 25th October 2011.



42 comments:

  1. WOW amazing review!! I loved the book as well! so sad its over:( !!

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  2. I didn't realize its from Ash's POV. but thats cool, I love him. LOVE HIM!!
    I love the review...and cannot wait to read the book. So feel free to just hand the book on over to me. ;)

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  3. Love your review! Can't wait to read it!

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  4. wuah.. my lovely ASHHHHH.. can't wait to read this book, i really love this iron fey series ^^

    thanks for the review =)

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  5. I forgot to add it to the post last night. One lucky commenter will win a pre-order copy from the book depository, so once it's released it'll be posted straight to you. :D This is one you don't want to miss!

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  6. amazing review stacey, this book is amazing :) cant wait til it comes out in paperback. please enter me :)

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  7. I so love this series!! Some of the fey books i will read one or two but this series my niece intrduced the first book and now i am the one telling her when the next book comes out and downloading the short stories.. puck is funny but ice cold ash is still my fav

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  8. I'm so excited for this book! Your review was excellent! Well done!

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  9. Awww.....I need this book! your review just me want it that much more! Awesome review! Thank you!

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  10. Sign me up please. Everyone who has been lucky enough to read this has made it sound so good.
    Kydirtgirl68ATgmailDOTcom

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  11. Stacey, I LOVED your review! I am dying to read The Iron Fey series, and I cannot wait to do so! You made me want this book so bad! Please enter me! :)

    Casey Hensley
    casey11(at)live(dot)com

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  12. great giveaway and post jokestner at yahoo dot com

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  13. This sounds great and usually I am not a Faery type of story girl-because I get lost. But I will add this book to my reading list. Lets see if it can change my mind :) Great review! Add me too. A Jacob Sweeny

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  15. Loved your review! Can't wait to read this book! Team Ash all the way ha! I am in love with this series it's amazing!! :)

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  16. Loved your review! Can't wait to read this book

    rogcaprino[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  17. Amazing review cant wait to read it!!! TEAM ASH ^_^

    My most fav book series of 2011!

    Sad coz its the last book in the series ;(

    Really love the book each and every character is unique in itself, all characters are amazing meghan( even though i hate the fact she is with Ash my Ash :( :P ) ,puck( Despite of his devious attempts to steal my heart it will b TEAM ASH always!!!) ,GRIMALKIN!!! OMG i just love him the best kitty in the world of imaginations and fantasy!!! And my most most most fav character who won my heart ASH <3 <3 <3

    Thanks to Julie Kgawa for this amazing roller coaster ride!!! ^_^

    Forgot to say plzz enter me!!
    snackychox@hotmail.com

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  18. Hey Stacey,

    I have heard a lot about these series and I can't wait to start! Alice Priday and I are actually are going to actually choose this for BNC for the month. Please enter <3

    jeanbooknerd@gmail.com

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  19. Wow, that is amazing!! And it's out 5 days after my birthday!! Wouldn't that be something? LOL
    Well good luck everyone!!

    Rose_Mary_88@live.ca

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  20. What an awesome giveaway! ;) I've LOVED the first 3 immensely :) Can't wait to find out what happens and its really cool that it will be from Ash's POV :D I like Meg too but I adore Ash and I always like reading stories from the "males" point of view so that should be interesting ;)

    swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com

    Thanks for sharing your review with us! :)

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  21. TEAM ASH!!!!! WOOHOO!!!! Can't wait to read Ash's POV!!!!:DD

    myrakheng@yahoo.com

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  22. Awesomesauce! I'm so excited about this book! Ash is by far my character here and I can't wait to read from his POV. To win a copy would be Ice Boy on the cake! Thanks for the review and opp to win Stacey! You rock!
    Shelley
    therealbellacullen@yahoo.com

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  23. Hi :)
    Awsome review I'm really excited to read this one^^ Thanks for everything.
    Nathiel/The wolfs library
    nathielgold@gmail.com

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  24. Ok so now i have to finish The Iron Daughter so I can pick up The Iron Queen next week so i'm all ready for the Iron Knight. (Hey maybe I could win a copy)
    Excellent job. I can't wait.

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  25. awesome review
    awesome author
    awesome book!
    really! I loooooooooved this book just as you!!!! can't wait for the final copy to come out!

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  26. Awesome review! I still need to catch up on the remaining books before The Iron Knight is released! The behind the scenes photo shoot video is what made me fall in love Ash before I even read the books, shame on me! I can't wait for Puck to come back, since I only read The Iron King. Anyways, great review! (:

    vampyreprincess109(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Even if I hadn't read the blurb and seen the trailer this review would make me want to read the book! Thanks so much. Another one to add to my TBR pile!
    -Dawn
    thedoyle6@rogers.com

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  28. Great review lovely !! Have to read this series yet but cant wait ! Ive heard great things about it ;) Loved the book trailor tooo
    kat
    kittee_cat@bigpond.com

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  29. I kind of fell out of love with this series but I've heard great things about this installment :0) so I've got my fingers crossed. cbcowley@gmail.com

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  30. I cant wait till its out as it is one of my favourite series, and defienly one of the best about faerys. Your review just makes me want to read it even more :)

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  31. I still haven't gotten around to reading this series but everyone keeps talking about it and my twin Ellen is obsessed with Ash!! I'm intrigued! Lol.

    claroxide@yahoo.co.in

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  32. Great post! I love this series and I can't wait to read The Iron Knight, The trailer is amazing!
    Thank you.

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  33. Wow. AHHHH!!! I Can't Wait Anymore! Why can't it be out now???

    bumper.buddy.1@hotmail.com

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  34. I haven't read this series yet but I have the books on my shelf and plan to get to them as soon as I can!
    jlhsperry624@hotmail.com

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  35. It was definitely a test of his character seeing how Ash would respond to every situation or hardship that was thrown his way. And as the story progressed, readers are able to see his perception of life and his friends change for the better, making him a solid well-rounded character despite his many faults. The side characters in The Iron Knight are truly some of my favorites form this year. It was definitely a team of unlikely companions and each added something fun and exciting to the story, making it a dark and ominous tale instead of fun or light-hearted. Puck or Robin Goodfellow, Ash¿s friend turned enemy, turned friend again, was hilarious to read.

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  36. I can't believe I still haven't read this book. A fabulous review thank you. MUST READ works for me.

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  37. Hi! Coming from the blogoversary and this was one of the few books I recognized from the list, so! I absolutely loved this book as well, it's a must read and I loved the fact that it was in Ash's POV, you definitely get to understand him a little bit better. I always enjoy their adventures and what makes it even better is that we get to go along with them (:

    vampyreprincess109(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I actually just finished this book. I loved it! I really can't wait for the spin-off series. Great review.

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  39. I agree on Puck's snarky retorts. And I'm SOOO totally on Team Ash. And I love the change on the POV, the emotions of Ash, his past, his determination. EVERYTHING!

    me_winy AT yahoo DOT com DOT ph

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  40. Sounds like a great book from a great series! I need to add them to my wishlist! And it's good to know that this one is from Ash's POV! Thanks for the review!

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  41. I just brought the first book in the series the other day. people rave about Julie's book so much and I really need to get on board.

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  42. I haven't read this yet since The Iron Queen. Probably will in the near future :)
    Thanks for the review :)

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