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The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey Series #2) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey Series #2) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Julie Kagawa

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Meghan Chase is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan is the only one who knows the real danger comes from the Iron fey.


Meghan Chase is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan is the only one who knows the real danger comes from the Iron fey.

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Demco Media
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Iron Fey Series , #2
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Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)
810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Born in Sacramento, CA, Julie Kagawa moved to Hawaii at the age of nine. There she learned many things; how to bodyboard, that teachers scream when you put centipedes in their desks, and that writing stories in math class is a great way to kill time. Her teachers were glad to see her graduate.

Julie now lives is Louisville, KY with her husband and furkids. She is the international and NYT bestselling author of The Iron Fey series. Visit her at juliekagawa.com.

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The Iron Daughter (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 898 reviews.
katarinasmama More than 1 year ago
See I have a thing about sequel's -- they either hit the mark or they don't. There's no in-between point, at least not for me. And I loved <i>The Iron King's</i> mythology, charcters and plot, so I did have to wonder could Julie Kagawa do that all over again? Well,YA Fantasy Fans, she did even more! What I loved about <i>The Iron King</i> was the mythology -- the nod to traditional faerie lore and then the completely justified and believable addition of an Iron Court. This tilted the familiar power struggle between the Seelie and the Unseelie Courts and created complete chaos. It was exhilirating to read through it. But now what? Well, Julie answered that question. She answered it in spades. When we last left Meaghan and Ash they were on their way to Ash's home, The Winter Court. Not exactly the turf that a Summer Court Princess (albeit half-human, half-fey) would feel comfortable in but Meaghan had made a promise to Ash and to the fey, promises are everything. I'm going to keep this review spoiler-free, so let me just say that the book may start off with the fulfillment of a promise but where it leads you is so unbelievably unexpected that you will be gasping out loud. I've read a few books like this, so chock full of action that you find it exhilirating to turn the pages only to discover that there's even more. Isn't that the best part? I'm going to take a moment and compare Julie's action writing sequences to those of my favorite YA fantasy author, Cassandra Clare. Yes, they are THAT good. That unbelievably good. But that's not the best part. The very best part were the characters' arcs -- Meaghan's, Ash's and Puck's. Their back-stories, journeys and amazing transformations were so credible that I found my heart aching for them. And please, don't even ask if there's romance. There is unbelievable, forbidden, beautiful romance. Again, my hat's off to Julie, who wrote the scene on page 99 so well, that I had to text a few of my close bookwormish pals just to vent. What did the text say, you ask? It said, "He's breaking my heart, but in a good way." A full five-stars to Julie Kagawa's The Iron Daughter. If you love action, romance and watching how characters mature through heart-wrenching trials, you will love this story as much as I do.
ACasualReader More than 1 year ago
I've honestly been putting off this review for a couple days for fear I won't do this review justice considering how much I loved it. The story picks up right where it left off in The Iron King. Meghan is taken by Ash to the Winter Court to face Queen Mab per the contract she made with him in return for his in help getting Ethan, her brother back. I really can't say much about how the story unfolds, afraid I will give away something important. Julie Kagawa excels in creating a wonderful landscape. You're lost in this world and I found myself devouring the pages and losing track of time as I took on this journey with Meghan, Ash and Puck. The love triangle continues in this story though I have to say, it's a little one sided. Meghan loves Puck but she loves Ash differently. When I was reading The Iron King, I was a little leery of Ash and Meghan's feelings toward one another and was waiting for Meghan to wake up and smell the roses with how Puck felt about her. The girl was pretty naive. I was ready for Puck to get his chance. I can defiantly say I'm 100% team.Ash! I love his character. You learn more about his past and some of his walls come down and you get to see the real Ash. Puck is still Puck.witty and always cracking a joke or spitting out a smart comment. Though when it's time to get serious and protect Meghan, he's there 100% loyal all the way. We get to see new characters and I'm and totally in love with Grim the cat. He is one of my favorite characters in the series. I was shocked with the ending; I didn't actually think Ash would do what he did. It was bitter sweet and perfect and will have you aching to read Book 3, The Iron Queen. It comes out Feb 2011. I highly recommend reading this book if you've already read The Iron King. I loved and strongly encourage everyone to read this series.
Aik More than 1 year ago
I had high expectations for this book even before I started reading it due to its brilliant debut. I wasn't the least bit disappointed with The Iron Daughter. It was as good as The Iron King, if not better. They story has a powerful and thrilling plot which brings readers on a journey to retrieve the Scepter of Seasons which was stolen by a new kind of Faery called The Iron Fey. The beginning of the story started with Meghan staying in Tir Na Nog, the Winter Court, where Queen Mab is the monarch. She feels bad because of the incessant chill, but she feels even worse by Prince Ash's sudden change of behaviour --- he becomes distant, cold and cruel. His eyes glittered as he shot me a glare of pure loathing. "It's Master Ash, or Your Highness to you, half-breed. And I don't recall giving you permission to speak to me. Remember that, because the next time you forget your place, I'll remind you with my blade." --- Ash, page 28 Meghan can't go home, and her father, King Oberon has no way to free her because she is there on a contract of her own free will. When some Iron Fey lead by Tertius steals the Scepter of Seasons and murders the crown prince of the Winter Court, Sage, Queen Mab is furious and she accuses Oberon of doing the act of crime. A war is about to start... and Meghan is going to do anything to stop it from happening. I love Julie's hauntingly beautiful description of the scenery of Faeryland. She manages to create a place where beauty and danger coexists. Julie's exquisite literary prose is one of the reasons which makes this book stand out from the sea of other novels in the fantasy genre. Her words made me delve into the Fey world with ease, following Meghan and her friends on their exciting and dangerous adventure. In this novel, Meghan turns to Puck for company due to Ash's absence and cold demeanor. She finds that she actually has some feelings for Puck as well, but not as intense as the love she had for Ash. On the contrary, Puck is the one who pours out all his love and attention on his Princess, always there to support Meghan whenever she needs him, ever so protective of her. "You're kind of blind, you know?" Puck whispered, smiling to soften his words. "I wouldn't defy Oberon for just anyone. But, for you..." He leaned forward, touching his forehead to mine. "I'd come back from the dead for you." --- Puck, pg 123 The story is divided into 3 parts. The one who stole the scepter was revealed in the end of Part 2, but there is no further information about the new (and fake) Iron King. How will the love triangle between Puck, Meghan and Ash ends? When the time comes, who will Meghan choose? Is it the mischievous, caring and reliable Puck, or the cold, quiet and passionate Ash? In the nutshell, The Iron Daughter is awesome! I can proudly announce that I'm now a great fan of Julie Kagawa. You should never miss The Iron Fey Series! I really can't wait to read the third book! *Beams with delight!*
eBookitude More than 1 year ago
When the specter of the Seasons is stolen in the heart of the Winter court it's left up to Meghan and Ash to get it back. Mab, Queen of Winter Court is hell bent on blaming Meghan and the Summer Court for the theft and death of one dear to her cold heart. As war between the courts begins time is quickly running out for Meg and Ash. On their journey they reunite with old friends like Puck and Grimalkin, run into exiles, thieves and find an unlikely alliance with Iron Horse. As they battle the Iron Fey in search of the specter boundaries are pushed, and love and friendship are tested. After reading The Iron King, book one in what promises to be a wonderful series, I hoped the second installment would be as good as or dare I hope? Better. Julie Kagawa did not disappoint. The Iron Daughter was a bright fantasy world full or villains and heroes. It will leave you wanting more and dieing to know what becomes of Megan in the uncertain future she has chosen. With out a dought The Iron Queen will be on my 2011 reading list. February can't come soon enough. www.ebookitude.com
nflbabygirl More than 1 year ago
The Iron Daughter, the second book in The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa is a fast-paced, action-filled story full of romance, betrayal, friendship, and heartbreaking sacrifice. The story picks up where The Iron King leaves us, with Meghan accompanying Ash to the Winter Queen's realm. Readers will be unpleasantly suprised to see the change that has come over the Winter Prince. The good news: It doesn't take long to see the motives behind the change and readers will once again find themselves swooning over the dark and brooding prince. An infiltration, murder, and theft by the Iron Fey forces Meghan and Ash to flee from the Winter Court and they subsequently go on an amazing adventure to stop the Faery war that is brewing between the Summer and Winter Courts. They are joined on this adventure by friendly familiar faces and we meet some new and interesting characters along the way. The action will keep you flipping the pages in a frenzy, dying to know what happens next. This is one of those books you will NOT want to put down. An unlikely alliance tests our beliefs about the Iron Fey as we see the good they are capable of inside. And heartbreaking sacrifice will have you crying over the pages. The ending is bittersweet as we watch Meghan and Ash make a truly heartwrenching decision... will they choose Faery and the Courts they love, or will they choose to throw all of that away for the love they feel for each other? This book is truly amazing and if you loved The Iron King, this installment will not disappoint. The writing is stellar, the story is moving and intriguing, and the characters are loveable and real. When this book releases in August, you will definitely want to get your hands on a copy. And then make sure you have a chunk of time to read because once you start, you won't want to put it down. Happy Reading!
Trebble More than 1 year ago
This is the sequel to The Iron King which I reviewed recently. In this book Meghan finds herself at the winter court, not too long after the first book. She finds herself very alone and not knowing who to trust. A new threat looms and it is up to her to figure out what is really going on at court and within the faerie realm. In this book, we see more of what court is like for Ash and how he survives. We also get to see Meghan grow up a bit more and mature. And those that love Puck, need not worry. He is there in all his mischief glory. And I was happy when Grimalkin shows up. You know I just love that cat. We also find new enemies and old as well as a few new friends all told from Meghan's point of view. The adventure they embark on is exciting and had me glued to the book until the end. This is also a very emotional book, so those wishing to stay stoic when reading a good book, be warned. I'd have to say that I actually enjoyed this book more than I did the first one. I give it 4 1/2 stars and highly recommend this book! The publication date is Aug 1, 2010. If you can't wait that long, remember that Winter's Passage is due out shortly. So, maybe it will tide some over for a while. I can't wait for the Iron Queen. Julie Kagawa has a fan in me for this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The order of this series is (1) Iron King (2) Iron Daughter (3) Iron Queen. I know some of you have ben asking for it so here it is! Really enjoyed this series! Definitely recommend :]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved It!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG this book was awesome God Ash is hot,well techinlly speaking he is cold but u get the point. The end was soooo sweet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The headline basically sumsit all up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Am I the only one who LOVED when Ash turned all bad ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this bookband the series.But i still think Megan should be with Puck instead of Ash
pagese More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure were this story was going to lead after the first book. I was hoping the story would continue to be original since the first half of The Iron King I thought was was to familiar but redeemed itself in the second half. I love the idea of the winter court. I think it shows how different the courts are. Everything is covered in ice and snow. Plus, everyone's attitude seems to match their environment. Or maybe it's just their attitude towards Meghan because she's part of the summer court and she's part human. I actually would have like more insight into it all. I was prepared for some distance from Ash, but I really wasn't expecting him to be that cold. But, as events unfolded, I learned that in all reality he was still protecting Meghan. Speaking of Ash, can I say how much I love him. He like the perpetual bad guy, the one all the good girls want and can't have. But, he's so much more than that. Their chemistry is awesome! I just don't feel it as much with Puck. He's a great guy, a good friend, and I love the sarcasm. But, it's just not as believable of a romance to me. The story line takes some interesting twists. Meghan isn't always looking for her prince to save her and Ash isn't constantly acting like she's a damsel in distress. They both have backbone and do their fair share of saving each other. Because in the end all they have is each other. I can't wait for The Iron Queen. This one has some questions that I really want answered. They are so buried in the storyline that you almost miss them. Plus, I just want more of Ash!
kittydanza More than 1 year ago
THE IRON DAUGHTER, by Julie Kagawa, was an intoxicating adrenaline-rush that will keep your heart pounding until the very last word. I loved The Iron King, and the sequel was no different. We left off where Meghan has to fulfill her contract to Ash and return to the Winter Queen, Mab. The book started off right into the action and I easily fell back into it. I was unpleasantly surprised concerning the relationship between Meghan and Ash at the beginning of the story, but I put my prejudices aside to see where the story would take me. Just when I thought I knew these characters, Kagawa surprised me again! Meghan became a strong and independent faerie when she started to develop her instinctual powers. She always stayed true to herself and questioned everything when others would have kept their mouths shut. Ash did a complete one-eighty when he returned to Winter and I think he surprised me the most. What we thought was a budding romance, actually turned out to be something different, or did it? It was anyone's guess as to what happened at any point in this story, and that's what made me love it. And the love triangle... the crazy, tie-my-heart-in-knots love triangle. The uncertainty and passion that raged in these three characters was intense. Kagawa lured me back and forth between Puck and Ash repeatedly, I was completely torn. Normally I would just comment on the main characters, but in this book the minor characters played such a huge part. They were well-developed and created a new dynamic to the battle against the Iron Fey. Like all wars, everyone takes a side and loyalties can be forgotten in the midst of wanting to survive. Once again I enjoyed the aspect of the Iron Fey. They developed as fast as technology does, which makes them an incredible threat to Faery. In 'The Iron King' they were always in the background, but this book really brought them out and showed how ruthless and cunning these hard, metal creatures can be. All in all, this was an amazing, edge-of-your-seat romantic adventure that will take you through many twists and turns. Meghan develops a deep understanding of love, loyalty, and friendship along the way that leads to her making a choice on where she really belongs. Does she follow her mind or her heart? I have no idea where 'The Iron Queen' will take me, after the massive cliffhanger in this book, but with Kagawa's amazing writing skills, I have no doubt it will be extraordinary.
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Just wow is all I can say
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Really good book :)
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I think that i am very obbsesed
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Mao Akiyama may not seem so but she is only 11 years old soon to be 12. She was born 2/18/2004, "Mao" as you mihht have guessed is not her real name. She has asked me to keep her real name a secret, but she said that I could speak her nickname, its Mace. I have gotten to know her very well and have decided that her theme song should be "I Walk Alone" by Green Bay. She has social anxiety and can not speak without mistakes in aroom with to many people. She says "My only friends are from Roblox, Im always alone." She is a split personality, sometimes she is a sweet innocent girly-girly, others a goth devilish anime geek that gets into fist fights with her cousin and brother. She said that she didnt used to have social anxiety and that it started when her baby brother died when she was only 8 years old. She says that she loves Julie Kagawa's books. Mao's favorite color (when shes a girly-girl) is pink, and as a bad@ss is blue. She has dirty blonde hair, tanish skin, brown eyes, and is tall and skinny. She said to give this book 10 thumbs up and 10000000000000000 stars.
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Ugh. So much emotion. Dont worry no spoilers here. I am on the third and cant put these books down. If you love romance and adventure you will love these books! I am in LLOVE with the fey prince, Ash. And his relationship with Meghan. Ugh.. this book is tearing me apart. If your a fangirl then youll get this: the book is asdfghjkl!!!
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