Monthly Archives: June 2016

Book Review #92: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

I rate this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 24/06/16
My 7th book this year.)

Meghan Chase, part human-part summer fey, caught in a newly discovered world of Never Never, she is imprisoned by the Winter Queen, in love with a Winter Prince who doesn’t know how to be who he wants to be. All because Summer and Winter cannot be together in the world of Fey.

War is about to begin between the opposing sides all because of a misunderstanding, with the Iron Fey causing chaos and neither side even believe that they exist. No one believes except for Meghan, her best friend Puck and the Winter Prince. Now the 3 of them must find a way to get the truth out whether they work as a team or fight one another along the way.

My Thoughts:

This book is definitely written for young teens. I love the story line, I enjoyed discovering the characters and I enjoyed being in the Winter and Iron realms.

However, the treachery, lies, dishonesty were a bit daunting considering the age group for this book. I would have expected a bit less trouble but a lot more detail when describing the worlds whilst we travel through the world of Fey.

Written by Ling Lee

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Book Review #91: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

I rate this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 05/06/12
My 6th book this year.)

Two worlds at war; the Chimaera (part human, part animal) race vs the Angels. Akiva, the angel bred for destruction. Karou, a Chimaera resurrectionist whose mission is to rebuild her race, making them stronger, bigger and faster.

Madrigal was reborn in the form of a human, her maker, teacher and father figure was Brimstone. Brimstone wanted to give her a new life, renaming her “Karou”, meaning hope. Hope in fulfilling her dream of peace and no more war, peace between the Angels and Chimaera.

Karou was guilty of falling for Akiva, for loving him, but she had to choose between her people or Akiva whilst more and more died fighting in this war of races. Karou is held responsible for creating a beastly army to help her leader, White wolf, destroy the Angels.

Being raised in the human world, Karou has human friends. Her best friend Zuzanna always knew Karou was special, but after disappearing without a word she somehow manages to track her down and gets caught up in the world of beasts.

Karou now has to keep her friends alive long enough to work out if she will blindly follow the White Wolf’s orders or follow her once simple dream for a peaceful world.


This is the 2nd book of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. Still a stunningly written book full of suspense but not quite as good as book 1. Too much darkness and too much sadness, but the ending made it all worthwhile as I am now waiting to pick up book 3.

Karou is too subdued and controlled. I preferred when she was a free spirit being able to do whatever she wanted. She is such a broken character everything that happens around her is dramatic.

I still love this series and would still recommend it as I am very much looking forward to the final book.

Written by Ling Lee.

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