'The Iron Daughter' by Julie Kagawa was an enjoyable read. Did it blow me away? No. Did it leave me craving for me? Eh, not really. For all that I am concerned this book could have ended comfortably right here on book two. But there are still 2 more published book and another one in the works. I have read so much hype for this series, but in all reality I just haven't been able to connect that well with the characters.
Don't get me wrong, because I like Ms. Kagawa's writing style. I think she is a fabulous author and has a lot of potential. Heck, yesterday I bought her latest series and really look forward to reading it. But then again, I am a vampire lover. LOL.
There was just something about these characters (Meghan, Ash & Puck) that just wouldn't allow me to enjoy them. Maybe the fact that Ash (maybe my favorite character of them all) was absent from most of this book and was so determined to do it on his own and then just leave Meghan (whom he's supposed to love so much) and continue on with his boring, ol' depressing life. Maybe it was that Ms. Kagawa wouldn't give them a life together unless they had the courage to turn their backs on everyone they know in Faery and just be together by themselves in the human realm. Where Meghan will eventually die (she is half-human after all) and Ash will fade into existence and have no after life with her. Just so depressing for that love.
The ending of this book was just so unbelievble. I mean you know it's not the end for them, because after all there are 3 more books to come. You know something must happen to get them back into Faery. But sadly enough I just have no matter desire to find out what happens. It pretty predictable by what Iron Horse said in this book.
I must say the only two characters that I truly loved were Iron Horse (who has a tragic story) and Grim who flutters in and out of the story so much you never know when he will be around.
All together, Ms. Kagawa has an amazing writing style. This story just didn't leave me breathless like I was hoping it would. I will still go and get 'The Iron Queen', but I won't be rushing out to buy it, either.