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The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey Series #2)

The Iron Daughter - Julie Kagawa Read the full review here.I didn't enjoy The Iron King much because of my gripes with Meghan as a character. I find that I liked The Iron Daughter more, but still have issues with Meghan. Here is an intelligent, independent girl whose intelligence and independence leave her when she needs them most. Ash explains to Meghan that they must not allow Winter to discover their feelings for one another. At their next meeting, however, she wants to run and cuddle him. Worse, she refers to him without the proper honorific - he is a Winter Prince after all. Meghan miserably concludes that Ash must have feigned interest in her before. He explained this to you, you daft individual. Once I get past Meghan, and her relationship issues, I realise the idea of the series is pretty good. I like Queen Mab even though she terrifies me. I wonder why the folk of Winter lack compassion - I hope the traits of the two courts are eventually explained. It was interesting to find out more about Ash's past, to get to know him beyond the hunky, mysterious hero of The Iron King. I can't understand Meghan's parents and I hope future books focus more on their relationship with her. The Iron King had a slight upswing in plot elements and entertainment which encouraged me to pick up The Iron Daughter. I find this is not the case with The Iron Daughter, and I have misgivings about the third book in the series, The Iron Queen. I know there are many fans of the series out there, and I believe I am in the minority, but I still don't think this series deserves the hype that surrounds it.