Sunday, September 2, 2012

Review: The Iron Legends by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Legends by Julie Kagawa
Published: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 304 
Series: Iron Fey #1.5, 3.5, 4.5
My Rating: 
4 of 5 stars

Synopsis: Enter the world of the internationally bestselling Iron Fey series. Dangerous faeries. Heartbreaking romance. Thrilling action and limitless adventure. The world of the fey has never been so powerful. This collection includes three novellas set in the world of the Iron Fey plus the Guide to the Iron Fey with exclusive information about Julie Kagawa's unforgettable world of Faery.

Winter's Passage
Never make a promise to a faery. They always come to collect. Now Meghan Chase must fulfill her promise to Prince Ash of the Winter Court and embark upon a dangerous journey into the heart of enemy territory—while being pursued by a relentless new foe and guarding her own foolish heart.

Summer's Crossing
What can turn enemies into reluctant allies? A call from the Exile Queen, Leanansidhe, ties legendary prankster Puck to his archenemy, Prince Ash, on a journey that may end in betrayal and will set them both on an irreversible path.

Iron's Prophecy
Before she ever knew what she might become, Iron Queen Meghan Chase was warned by the oracle that her firstborn child would bring nothing but grief. And even as Meghan and Ash celebrate their long-awaited union, the prophecy stirs.…

My Review: So I think I need to get something out of my system first...
That Puck on the cover is not Puck! He's a Puck wannabe! Where is Puck's red hair and while I was looking at the cover I thought his eyes were blue (I'm not sure if they are just extremely light green or actually blue). He also looks like he's glaring at Meghan or he's in pain. No! That is not Puck. I...I'm disappointed. There was a better Puck on the back of my copy of The Iron Knight!

Ok I'm done.

So I already read Winter's Passage and Summer's Crossing so I'm just going to talk about Iron's Prophecy and the Guide to the Nevernever. Be warned if you have not finished the Iron Fey series I suggest you look away now. There could be unavoidable spoilers!

It's really hard to review something that was so short but I'm going to try.

Iron's Prophecy is the perfect book to transition into The Lost Prince. While I was reading The Lost Prince I was wondering what Ash and Meghan were hiding but this novella clears all that up. Iron's Prophecy is basically all about Meghan's son. This novella alone deserves five stars even though it was short. It was just so good! And it had Ash, Meghan, and Puck.

Well there's just so many parts with Ash and Meghan that almost made my heart stop. Why do you have to be so hot Ash? I loved reading about Ash and Meghan while they were married. But as much as I love Iron Fey I think its time to move to new characters or a book all about Puck not just a novella.

There was also this handy little guide to the Nevernever. I read it all and it was good but I almost fell asleep when they were describing the places. It might have something to do with the fact that I was reading at midnight. I'd say read the guide because I loved most of it. I just didn't like how the description of the places was just excerpts from the books. But I found it very useful because I plan on finding a trod one day.

There was also some drawings for Ash, Puck, and Grimalkin! So adorable! I recommend reading Iron's Prophecy before you read The Lost Prince. I feel like The Iron Legends is a must for Iron Fey fans because all three novellas are now in paperback and there's extra stuff at the end.

2 comments:

Annie Roach said...

I really want to read this series!
Just wondering... How'd you get the swirly thing around your blog title?

Jill Marie said...

I really should start this series!
I have heard such awesome things about the author!
Thanks for the review!
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