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    Friday, April 16, 2010
    WorDissection: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa


    Did I like it? Totally did.
    You'll love it if you liked: Tamora Pierce novels, The Chronicles of Narnia series
    Aura: Somewhere between intense and light. There is some nail biting tension buildup, though.
    Read If: You want a convincing fantasy that still contains elements of reality
    Main Character: Meghan Chase, 16-year old female
    Themes: Supernatural abilities, Kingdoms at war, Kinship, Family bonding, Star-crossed love
    Plot: 9/10. Convincing.
    Narration: 8.5/10. Quite impressive.
    Characterization: 8.5/10.
    Overall: 8.5/10
    Did I get bored anywhere? Nope.
    Did any part confuse me? Not at all. It was a smooth read.
    Line/ Page Skippability: 1.5/5. Not much really, just the overly descriptive parts.
    Writing Style: Average sentences, Informal
    Uniqueness: 8.5/10
    Predictability: 3.5/10.
    Imagery: 4.5/5. The scenes seem to be playing right before me.
    Cover: 8.5/10.
    Ending: Aye, there’s a sequel!
    Reading priority: Must Read
    Reading duration: Slow readers: A week. Fast readers: 5.5 hours.
    Synopsis:
    Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…
    Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.
    When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.
    But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

    WordVore Prod’s Review:
    Two things that this book changed about me:
    1.) My skepticism about Harlequin Teen
    2.) My distaste in fantasy
    I swear, fantasy was never my element. However, I loved this book so much that midsentence, even I was surprised! I absolutely loved how the plot was light (not too crammed up) yet interesting. It was like a delicious diet cola (which I have yet to find literally). The story was very streamlined and flowed smoothly. Usage of words was articulate and striking. Descriptions were astoundingly beautiful; however, at times I felt were a little long-drawn and redundant.
    Meghan’s character was…unique. Not unique as in Lady-Gaga-Lil-Wayne-hybrid-unique, but it had a very distinctive, individualistic quality about it. You could relate to her but at the same time you could recognize her as an individual person. I would have loved a little more insight into Ash’s character, since I feel it would be a great character to read about. Portrayal was relationships was intricate and true to life, but heartwrenching. Meghan’s love for her stepbrother was so real it jumped out of the pages. I also liked how the concept “No one is perfect” is played upon, e.g. Meghan’s former parents having an imperfect relationship despite her rose-coloured illusions. Puck was the most amusing, adorable “friend” character one could create.
    Meghan and Ash had marvelous chemistry. Their kiss rocked my socks off with the subtle fireworks and spontaneity. I’ll just end it at that.
    The Iron King was so well-characterized in such a short time that it’s unbelievable. His chilly yet weirdly appealing character is something I couldn’t get over.
    The only thing that slightly irked me was that the characters were just a tad bit repetitive at times. It’s not too distractive, thankfully, but I feel their dialogues could have been a little less cyclical.
    Overall, a great book to read. I cannot wait for the sequel to come out!

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    2 Comments:

    Hello Prodhi,

    Thank you for the marvelous review. And I love the layout of your blog.

    Thanks again,
    JulieK.

    By Blogger Julie Kagawa, at April 16, 2010 at 11:02 AM  

    Wow that was really interesting, altought i would add few more deeper thoughts
    Yüz Germe

    By Blogger Yüz Germe, at December 21, 2012 at 12:33 AM  

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