During the last decade supernatural characters and fanciful stories have become extremely popular in young adult fiction. Julie Kagawa’s series is named “The Iron Fey“. I have never read a book about faries so far. The author doesn’t just describe the incredible world of faries, but entwines it with modern society and its obsession of technology. It’s a little bit critical of our society – as Kagawa writes, it’s true, that humanity is being replaced by practical thinking and fantasy is fading. Technology is taking over.
About the book:
What bothers me, and it’s about almost every young adult fiction book, is that the main character is almost always cute, young girl who is discovering the world and and proves the bullies and villains that she is capable of great actions. But why cannot the main character be a spoiled egocentric rich brat? It’d be much more interesting to read about their growth to become a more human and good-hearted person. Maybe it’s just my opinion, but there are too many stereotypical characters and I’d just like to read something different.
Actually, there is a character in this series, who is cold, distant and, to put it lightly, angry and who grows a lot troughout the series.
I liked the ideas in this book, but I got tired while reading the description of the Nevernever. It was just too much and I could not concentrate enough on those minor details. The story itself was good, although, the beginning of it was a little slow.
Meghan seemed quite weak at first, but I guess everyone has a catalyst that pushes us to move quicker and think bigger. Meghan did everything to save her brother and she changed my opinion of her at the end.
Robbie is a character who thinks positively and makes jokes even about himself. Grimalkin and Robbie made me laugh the most. Somehow Puck reminds me of Simon from TMI.
In conclusion, it’s a great series and although the first book was not that absorbing, it guided the reades to this amazing world of fairies,therefore, there was a lot more descriptions instead of action, but I feel like it was a necessity. That's why the rating's like this. The next three were a lot better.
Excerpts: “All right.“ I took a deep breath as my stomach twisted wildly. “Fred Flinstone.“ – made me laugh out loud for minutes, was very unexpected
Puck stepped forward. “Ladies and felines,“ he stated grandly, gasping the doorknob,“welcome to Tir Na Nog. Land of endless winter and shitloads of snow.“
“Charming,“ Puck commented, gazing around in distaste. “I love the barren, dead feel they’re going for. Who’s the gardener, I wonder? I’d love to get some tips.“
“Oh, we’re playing nice now? Shall we have tea first? Brew up a nice pot of kiss-my-ass?“
“Take another step and it will be your last.“