The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.
The second novel in Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey series begins with Meghan Chase trapped in the Winter Court, fulfilling her end of a bargain that resulted from her adventures in The Iron King. Her beloved, Prince Ash, is giving her the cold shoulder, and Meghan is heartbroken and can barely bring herself to face the world, much less the cold, inhospitable place that is the Winter Court. When the Scepter of the Seasons, a magical talisman that is passed between the Courts to signify the changing of the seasons, is stolen, Meghan and her friends must journey to bring it back and set things right, even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.
It’s hard to review a second book in a series without spoilers, and I don’t want to give anything away to those who haven’t yet started the series. I will say that I loved this one, almost as much as the first, and was instantly drawn back into the Meghan’s world, and it was like returning home. I adore this series, and I love the relationships that Ms. Kagawa has most deftly drawn, bringing us along to experience every joy and heartache with Meghan and her friends. Julie Kagawa is my new autobuy, and I can’t wait to dive into The Iron Queen!