Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Review: Iron's Prophecy

Iron's Prophecy (Iron Fey #4.5)
by Julie Kagawa
Kindle Edition
Published September 1st 2012 by Harlequin TEEN

From Goodreads:

Meghan Chase is finally getting used to being the Iron Queen, ruler of the Iron Fey. Her life may be strange, but with former Winter prince Ash by her side at last, she wouldn’t have it any other way.

But when they travel to the Summer and Winter courts’ gathering for Elysium, the oracle from Meghan’s past returns with a dire prophecy: “What you carry will either unite the courts, or it will destroy them.” Now Meghan faces a devastating choice that may determine the future of all fey—and her and Ash’s unborn child…

A novella from the bestselling Iron Fey series.


Review:

I had mixed feelings for this novella and the spin-off series of The Iron Fey. I was excited for both but after reading The Iron Knight, I sincerely thought that Ash and Meghan's story could finally be left alone and that any other additional story was unnecessary. The rainbows, butterflies and peace and quiet at the end of The Iron Knight screamed happily ever after to me and now this! Poor Ash and Meghan. Julie can't seem to stop torturing them.

Iron's Prophecy starts off like having a big ball of fluff thrown at you square in the face. Imagine yourself Meghan waking up to see a sleeping half-naked Ash and then you Meghan and Ash coddling...I could feel my toes curling in their sweetness! I was grinning like an idiot while flailing my arms around and kicking the air like a lunatic because of all the emotions I could not contain.

However, on the second part, when I started really noticing things beyond Ash and Meghan's sweetness, I couldn't help realizing how Julie always inject romance wherever she can even when the scene doesn't call for it. After that, all those sweetness between Ash and Meghan seemed forced. It was hard to enjoy their cuteness after. Though of course, Puck and Grim were there to rescue my decreasing interest for the story. Puck's humor was very refreshing however, there were also moments where I found his humor not so very spontaneous. I also loved the detailed descriptions of how Grim did all those cat-like gestures in between the dialogues. So cute!

In the end, I'm still not sure what I think of this novella as an addition to The Iron Fey series. But as an individual novella, I enjoyed pretty much most of it though there were also some parts that I found hard to make sense of.

Rating: 3/5 stars

6 comments:

  1. Aww, sad you didn't like it that much! :) But I know what you mean with the Ash and Meghan thing, just thinking about it makes me smile! I'd like to try to read this, too. Great review!

    -Precious
    Fragments of Life

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  2. I need to catch up on this series because I've only read the first three books ...

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  3. I was so happy at the end of The Iron Knight as well Chel! I was hoping they'd just get to have their HEA and then we'd move on to Ethan's story, and it's too bad their cuteness feels a bit forced in this novella. I did like how you inserted yourself into the cuddling moments with Ash, well done you. I would have done the same ;-)

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  4. I must read this soon. Nice review!

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  5. It sounds like a yummy and very romantic novella! I really need to read this one asap. I dont mind if the story is just about how Ash and me, oops! I mean Meghan is just about kissing and cuddling together (specially is Ash is half-naked XD. But Im curious if your reaction, I may feel the same way maybe after I read it. Still, like a good fan of this series, I will definitely read it! thanks for the review! totally great like always my dear ^.^

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  6. And, another series I haven't started!

    I'm not a fan of novellas to begin with but is it just me or are all authors writing novellas these days?

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