The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

Release Date: August 1st, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: The Iron Fey, Book 2
Rated: YA 14+
Format: Paperback
Source: Borrowed

Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.

Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

**This is the second book in the series. Not recommended if you haven't read the first, as it will include some spoilers. Don't say I didn't warn you!**

Our favorite love triangle comes back with an amazing sequel to the already-beyond awesome The Iron King. This series just keeps getting better and better with every book, with more intimacy and the whole dilemma of which boy to choose...with deadlier consequences.
Julie Kagawa’s world of Fae never ceases to surprise me. The beautiful descriptions, the conflict between the two courts (which of course makes things between Meghan and Ash even more interesting…) and the originality of the Iron Fey– everything you could simply wish for in a paranormal YA book.
It was interesting, as to the novella between The Iron King and this book, it’s last passage or bits and parts of it were included in a page of The Iron Daughter. It was cool to see how it was connected and where the story takes place in terms of the plot, but I knew when I was reading I was like, “have I read this somewhere before?”.
We have a whole ton of characters returning as well as some new ones...who join the trio (or actually duo as Puck is injured) on their journey to find the stolen staff.
Ironhorse! I know he was a baddie in the first book, but of course, you gotta love that caps lock voice of his. He assists Meghan on her journey and actually is very faithful to her, which I find great, because he isn’t completely evil.
We also learn more about Ash's family as Meghan is now a prisoner of the Winter court. His two brothers (one okay and the other NOT) are introduced, and we can see Ash conflicting with his feelings for her and the rules of fey.

This one was even better than the last, we get to see the Unseelie court, and always as ever Kagawa's descriptions are FLAWLESS. I love the fight at the end– truly epicness. This book is packed with new creatures, including dragons, an exiled queen and some of Meghan's mysterious past revealed.
I have to say, with this book and the novella previous to this one, I'm more on the Team Ash side now. Team Puck was for the first book (although I was kind of hedging with that) but now, Team Ash, all the way!

The Iron Daughter is just... fabulous. Completely took my breath away. I read it in one sitting, because it was just so good I had to keep reading. Each book in this series is better than the last and it truly leads up to a dramatic next book, The Iron Queen. I've already finished this book, and it was of course, awesome as always and the BEST out of all books of which I've read so far. Don't hesitate to read this series. You'll regret it if you don't!

If you like this, try...
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  • Nightshade by Andrea Cremer Goodreads
  • Paranormalcy by Kiersten White Goodreads
  • Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow Goodreads


  1. Okay so you loved The Iron Daughter. You ARE GOING TO DIE when you read The Iron Queen, by far the very best in the series. The most dramatic, the most epic, and definitely the most romantic.

    -Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  2. I agree! Iron Queen was much better than this one it was actually the BEST! Glad that you're team Ash now!

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers


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