The Iron Daughter – Review // Serious Second Book Slump

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
Book 2 in The Iron Fey saga
Genre: YA fantasy
Pages: 359
Format: paperback
Source: library
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* I’m going to keep this short to minimize the chance of offending someone. If you like this book/series or want to read it, that’s awesome. Don’t let me stop you. πŸ˜‰

I’m not exactly sure why I wanted to continue this series. I had mixed feelings on The Iron King, and apparently only bothered because the ending was intriguing. It turns out that that isn’t enough to go on, at least not in this case. I DNFed The Iron DaughterΒ 54% (197 pages) through. 😐

the plot

I think the story dragged. Not much really happened, and I was kind of bored. Halfway through the first book, Meghan, Puck, and Ash were trying to stop the Iron King and save Ethan. Halfway through this one, there was relationship drama and a plan to retrieve an item stolen from the Winter court. 😐

the characters

All the characters felt one-dimensional. Meghan and Ash were both stubborn and pining for each other when they couldn’t be together. As a result, they were also either upset or grumpy. Puck was the same upbeat best friend, but he was also jealous because he loved Meghan, who in turn was grieving Ash. I also thought that Meghan’s attitude was kind of frustrating. 😐

the setting

I know I’ve made it known that I disliked the name of the fae realm: Faeryland. In some cases it’s called Nevernever, which is a slight improvement, but typically it’s called Faeryland. It makes me think of the garden game on Facebook.Β It just seems really unoriginal and I couldn’t take it seriously. 😐

the relationships

As you might’ve realized, this book had a love triangle. The first one did too, but it wasn’t as bad. This one was… not the best. I did ship Meghan with Ash, but then they realized that the feud between their courts wouldn’t allow it. They separated but were still in love, which turned Meghan away from Puck’s feelings for her. I hate to say it, but it was a mess and I wasn’t a fan. 😐

the twists

To put it simply, there weren’t really any twists. There was one thing that might surprise other people, but since I wasn’t invested in the story it didn’t effect me. >.<


All in all, The Iron DaughterΒ just wasn’t for me. This particular fae series isn’t my bar of chocolate, and I won’t be continuing it. 😐

my rating: 2 out of 5 stars

* This was not meant to be harsh. These are just my opinions.

Have you read this book? Is it on your TBR? If you have read it, what did you think? I’d love to know! πŸ™‚

I’m off to bed, and in the morning I’ll start a new book (#indecisive) and *of course* play Splatoon. πŸ˜› I hope you all have a fabulous/day night! ❀

Until next time…

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6 thoughts on “The Iron Daughter – Review // Serious Second Book Slump

  1. I actually have this series on my TBR after cautiously adding it a while back. I kept reading the premise of the first book and kept thinking that it is something that I wouldn’t enjoy! I still live in hope that I will though

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