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It turns out she's the daughter of Oberon, the summer carry king, and wants to be used as a pawn by Mab, the winter queen. The winter court seems to be the main problem, until the iron king makes himself known.
On her quest to find her real brother, Meghan teams up with her best friend, as well as Grimalkin the cat and Ash, the dark winter Prince.
I LOVED this book!! *-* okay, so imagine blending A Midsummers Night Dream, with Alice in Wonderland, and fairy folklore, and VOILA it makes the Iron King! This book was so creative, much more than some other fairy books I've read recently.
The whole aspect of the portals was really interesting in my opinion. But more interesting than that was the story of how fae are made - from the dreams and imagination of humans. If the name was remembered, the fairy will live on :) loved that idea! They are more than just other creatures out there! The Iron King, for example, is made from the dreams of technology people had during the industrial revolution! Awesome! :D
The fae and the court was described in a way where you can really get a feeling of how amazingly beautiful yet dark and terrifying they can be! Not a lot of authors can do that successfully, and this was done perfectly :)
The characters were also really great! Meghan is totally loyal, and knows she's royalty but does not take advantage of it. She is smart and witty and overall really cool :)
Ash is, well, perfect. He's that dark and handsome Prince that just works so well in these books! What I liked is that, even though he is super trained in weaponry, he is still vulnerable, yet strong. (And silver eyes)
Robbie is so. Much. Fun! He's so happy and in a good mood and will do anything to protect Meghan and he sound like an amazing friend!
...And I want a cat like Grimalkin! :D
I won't say much about the plotline to avoid spoilers, but it was also fabulous :) it was perfectly paced with a lot of plot twists and turns and interesting ideas!
Great first book to a series, can't WAIT to get to the next ones! :D
I gave this a 4.5/5 on goodreads :D
Have you read the iron king? What did you think about it? Let me know in the comments!
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